Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association



STP is excited to announce the Early Career Psychologists Committee (ECPs). The committee is charged with spearheading activities and opportunities to aid Early Career Professionals through education, training and networking, as well as representing ECP interests in division matters. Our goal is to help serve the needs of new faculty members as they develop their courses and research programs. Specifically we want to assist ECPs with faculty development issues while focusing on the importance of pedagogy and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning. 


STP ECP Listserv

We have an STP listserv specifically designed to announce information relevant to ECPs! The primary purpose of the listserv will be to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please e-mail visit http://list.kennesaw.edu/listserv/wa?A0=STP-ECP.  Please note that you can unsubscribe at any time.


Check us out on FaceBook

Stay connected, get news updates, and chat with other ECPs. 


ECP Resources 

  • The ECP Committee published an ebook in 2013 called "So you landed a job – What’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists." This book is specifically written for Early Career Psychologist and is a great resource!
  • Do you have to teach the introductory psychology course for the very first time and have a finite and limited amount of time to do so? How do you begin? What do you need? Check out the ECPs "Introductory Psychology Teaching Primer: A Guide for New Teachers of Psyc 101."  The primer is designed to answer these questions! If you are a graduate student or new faculty member approaching this course for the very first time, we have something for you.
  • If you are a senior faculty or a department chair who works with ECPs, check out our recently published article in Teaching of Psychology, Supporting our junior faculty: Assessing the concerns and needs of early career psychologistsThe article presents the results of a nationwide survey of ECPs who reported the challenges and stressors they faced as early career folks. If you were a participant – thanks!
  • We want to remind readers about our listserv specifically designed to publicize information relevant to ECPs. The primary purpose of the listserv is to announce upcoming conferences, awards, travel funding, and other opportunities for ECPs, but discussion of ECP-related topics is also encouraged. If you’d like to subscribe, please click here.   


ECP Awards

The ECP Committee gives various awards at conferences and via online submission and acceptance each year. You Could Win Next! Check back here for award announcements including conferences where awards will be given and instructions on how to submit your work for consideration.

Best SoTL Project Poster Award: (Past winners) 

    • 2014: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the ACT Conference: Tabitha Kirkland Turowski and Deepti Karkhanis (Bellevue College).
    • 2013: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the APA Convention: Catherine Overson (University of New Hampshire).  
    • 2012: ECP Poster Award for the best SoTL project at the APA Convention: Jodi McKnight (Mid-Continent University). Best Practices Conference scholarships: (1) Kevin Conlon (Boise State University), "Best Practices Scholarship" and (2) Nathan Deichert (Mount Olive College), "Writing Workshop Scholarship"

Teaching Awards & Funding for ECPs: (Available awards exist now! Click the link!)

Other Awards & Funding for ECPs

*Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you become aware of other teaching awards for ECPs, or additional funding sources for ECPs, please e-mail stp-ecp@teachpsych.org


Committee Members

  • Jordan Troisi (2015) Sewanee: The University of the South
  • Bethany Fleck (2015) Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Rajiv Jhangiani (2016) Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Angela Legg (2016) Pace University
  • Heather Hussey (2017) NorthCentral University 

Emeritus Members

  • Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour, University of New England 
  • Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University
  • Stephanie Afful, Lindenwood University
  • Jessica Good, Davidson College  
  • Sadie Lader, High Point University 

How Can You Get More Involved? 

The ECP Committee is seeking regional representatives. If you are interested in becoming more involved consider this position. For more information email stp-ecp@teachpsych.org

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