Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Get Involved in STP!

If you’re an STP member interested in becoming more involved in STP activities then you’ve come to the right place. STP is committed to providing opportunities to as many of its members as possible to participate in STP initiatives. Whenever there’s a committee, taskforce, or working group vacancy, this will be one of the places where the vacancy is announced. In the meantime, here’s a partial list of executive committee members and their areas of responsibilities. If you click on each name, you’ll be directed to that person’s email address. Even if there is no current vacancy, you should feel free to contact one or more of these individuals to express your interest in serving on a specific committee. If you’re a nonmember visitor to this site and are interested in getting involved with STP, then by all means return to the homepage and submit your membership application online. We welcome anyone interested in the teaching of psychology.

Current Service Opportunities


Twitter Coordinator and Twitter Monitors

STP’s Membership Communication Committee (MCC) is looking for one coordinator and two monitors for STP’s Twitter account. All three will post regularly (a minimum of 2x week each), be available to post messages and respond to replies and messages on Twitter, and help provide information about and increase interest in STP. They will also assist with STP’s International Twitter Poster Contest with increased amounts of posting and interactions during the contest. The coordinator will have the additional tasks of coordinating the effort between the three individuals, reporting to and working with the chair of MCC, assisting the MCC chair with choosing new monitors, responding to requests for Tweets, and providing statistics on the @TeachPsych Twitter account.

In order to provide some continuity in the future, the beginning terms will be:

Twitter Coordinator: 2016-2018 (Sept 15, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

Twitter Monitor 1: 2016-2017 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)

Twitter Monitor 2: 2016-2018 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

If you would like to apply for the Twitter Coordinator position, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: Twitter Coordinator” to the chair of MCC, Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu. Applications should include your Twitter username and relevant social media experience, if applicable. The deadline for applications for the coordinator position is August 29, 2016.

If you would like to apply for one of the Twitter Monitor positions, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: Twitter Monitor” to Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu by September 12, 2016. Applications should include your Twitter username and relevant social media experience, if applicable. Please also indicate if you have a preference for the 2016-2017 or 2016-2018 term.

Facebook Coordinator and Facebook Monitors

STP’s Membership Communication Committee (MCC) is looking for one coordinator and two monitors to help with STP’s active Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/33366519348/). All three will be available to monitor STP’s Facebook group.  Specific duties include responding to Facebook posts, approving new member requests, deleting inappropriate posts and banning inappropriate group members, and providing relevant STP resources on posts. The coordinator will have the additional tasks of coordinating the effort between the three individuals, reporting to and working with the chair of MCC, assisting the MCC chair with choosing new monitors, responding to requests for posting about STP issues, and providing statistics on STP’s Facebook group.

In order to provide some continuity in the future, the beginning terms will be:

Facebook Coordinator: 2016-2018 (Sept 15, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

Facebook Monitor 1: 2016-2017 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)

Facebook Monitor 2: 2016-2018 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

If you would like to apply for the Facebook Coordinator position, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: Facebook Coordinator” to the chair of MCC, Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu. Applications should include any relevant social media experience, if applicable. The deadline for applications for the coordinator position is August 29, 2016.

If you would like to apply for one of the Facebook Monitor positions, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: Facebook Monitor” to Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu by September 12, 2016. Applications should include any relevant social media experience, if applicable. Please also indicate if you have a preference for the 2016-2017 or 2016-2018 term.

LinkedIn Coordinator and LinkedIn Monitors

STP’s Membership Communication Committee (MCC) is looking for one coordinator and two monitors to help with STP’s LinkedIn group (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8473204). All three will be available to monitor STP’s LinkedIn group.  Specific duties include responding to LinkedIn posts, approving new member requests, deleting inappropriate posts and banning inappropriate group members, and providing relevant STP resources on posts. The coordinator will have the additional tasks of coordinating the effort between the three individuals, reporting to and working with the chair of MCC, assisting the MCC chair with choosing new monitors, responding to requests for posts when applicable, and providing statistics on STP’s LinkedIn group. This group is relatively new, so the coordinator and the monitor will also be tasked with increasing the number of participants in the group and increasing interactions among group members.

In order to provide some continuity in the future, the beginning terms will be:

LinkedIn Coordinator: 2016-2018 (Sept 15, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

LinkedIn Monitor 1: 2016-2017 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017)

LinkedIn Monitor 2: 2016-2018 (Oct 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2018)

If you would like to apply for the LinkedIn Coordinator position, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: LinkedIn Coordinator” to the chair of MCC, Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu. Applications should include any relevant social media experience, if applicable. The deadline for applications for the coordinator position is August 29, 2016.

If you would like to apply for one of the LinkedIn Monitor positions, please send a cv and cover letter with the subject line “MCC: LinkedIn Monitor” to Anna Ropp at aropp@msudenver.edu by September 12, 2016. Applications should include any relevant social media experience, if applicable. Please also indicate if you have a preference for the 2016-2017 or 2016-2018 term.

Call for Members: STP Diversity Committee

The STP Diversity Committee is searching for new members. The mission of the committee is "to oversee and assess all Society activities related to diversity issues, including but not limited to, diversity in membership, integration of diversity into the curriculum, hiring and retaining a diverse faculty, and attracting members of diverse groups to psychology as a major and a profession." The Committee's objective includes "building community among and supporting diversity-oriented scholars and teachers, perhaps beginning with conference discussions/presentations." The entire group convenes via phone conference biannually; additional meetings are held when necessary. Subcommittees meet as needed to complete set tasks. If you are interested please send your vita and a statement of interest to Kathleen Keefe-Cooperman at kathleen.keefe-cooperman@liu.edu by 8/15.

Call for Member: STP International Relations Committee

The STP International Relations Committee (IRC) is seeking a new member. The International Relations Committee seeks to oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including, but not limited to, internationalizing membership, integration of international issues into the curriculum, and attracting members of international communities to psychology as a major and a profession. If you are interested in becoming a member of the STP-IRC, please send a statement of interest and your CV by September 6, 2016 to the committee chair, Dr. Kelley Haynes-Mendez, at khaynes-mendez@thechicagoschool.edu


SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award Selection Committee Seeks New Members 

The committee is looking for one new member. The term is three years (2016-2019). The committee is charged with selecting the recipients of this SAGE sponsored travel award for two current STP members (early career & graduate student) to help defray the costs of attending the APA convention. If you are interested in serving, please email Scott Brandhorst - Chair of the Committee - at sbrandhorst@semo.edu   Please put SAGE/STP Committee in the subject line. Please send a CV as well as a statement of interest in serving on this committee. Deadline for receipt of applications is June 15, 2016. Position starts September 1, 2016.



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Sue Frantz (sfrantz@highline.edu), Vice President for Resources

  • Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), Project Syllabus, ToPIX, Department Consulting Service, Professional Development Committee, Teaching of Psychology, E-books, STP website, e-Xcellence in Teaching, This Is How I Teach Blog

Aaron S. Richmond (arichmo3@msudenver.edu), Vice President of Programming

  • Annual Conference on Teaching, Regional Conference Programming, STP Programming at APA, APS, SPSP, NITOP, G. Stanley Hall Lectures, SoTL Writing Workshop Coordinator, STP Programming at International Conferences, PTOP Listserv

Meera Komarraju (meerak@siu.edu), Vice President for Membership

Beth Schwartz (bschwart@heidelberg.edu), Vice President for Recognitions and Awards

  • Fellows Committee, Teaching Awards Committee, Small Partnerships Grants, Early Career Psychologists Travel Grants, Instructional Resource Awards, SoTL Awards Committee, Conference Speaker Grant Program

Susan Nolan (susan.nolan@shu.edu), Vice President for Diversity and International Relations

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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