Society for the Teaching of Psychology

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

  • Looking for Volunteers: Working Group on Social Media
    As social media becomes a more critical component in communication with members and public relations, it is time for STP to examine all of its social media. Currently, we have two Facebook groups (GSTA and "regular"), a Google+ account, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn account. There are three listservs (ECP, GSTA and PSYCHTEACH). There is at least one blog hosted by GSTA. A working group is needed to examine what media STP uses, what it should use and how it should be used. Should there be a committee that oversees the Media? How should we choose our FB monitors, Tweeter, etc. These are some of the questions to be considered. The group's work will be done early this fall and a report will be generated for consideration by the Executive Committee. If you are interested in serving on this working group, please send your CV and a statement of interest which highlights your experience with social media to Diane Finley, dfinley@pgcc.edu. Applications should be received by September 26, 2014. Questions can be sent to the same email.

  • Wanted. One STP member to serve as a reviewer of STP-PSi CHi Assessment Resource Grants (http://teachpsych.org/members/grants/psichi-stp.php).  Please send your names to Regan A. R. Gurung (gurungr@uwgb.edu) by August 1st, 2014. State any relevant experience.

  • Would you like to get involved with STP? The STP Early Career Travel Grant Selection Committee is seeking new members beginning fall 2014! 


    This award is designed to defray costs of conference attendance for early career psychologists (defined as an individual who is within seven years post-doctorate or within seven years of beginning full-time college teaching, whichever comes first.

    STP is seeking nominations (including self-nominations) for individuals to serve on a committee that will: a) solicit applications, b) evaluate applications, c) select and notify the recipient(s), d) liaison with the STP programming director for APA , and e) provide feedback to the VP of Recognitions and Awards regarding the selection process. All current members of STP are eligible for these positions. Committee members serve for a three-year term.


    To apply, please send via email a brief letter stating:  1) your interest and experience related to the position, 2) whether you’d like to be considered for the chair position in the future, and 3) a current CV.  The applications are due by August 18, 2014 and should be sent to: Amy Hackney, Chair, STP Early Career Travel Grant Committee at ahackney@georgiasouthern.edu


    This is a fun, feel-good opportunity for members of STP to get involved, and the time commitment is very reasonable.  Please feel free to contact me with questions. 

  • The G. Stanley Hall/Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecture Series Committee is looking for two additional members to serve three-year terms. The committee identifies speakers for the lecture series held at APA each year. The series in intended to help introductory level teachers, as well as others, develop a coherent picture of recent developments in the wide range of different psychological subdisciplines they may cover in their courses. We select speakers, invite them to join us, and when possible, attend those lectures (although attendance is not required). Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. If interested, or if you have questions, contact Scott Bates at Scott.Bates@usu.edu. The application deadline is July 31st.

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

  • Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP), Project Syllabus, Department Consulting Service, Professional Development Committee, Teaching of Psychology, E-books, Internet, e-Xcellence in Teaching

Janie Wilson (jhwilson@georgiasouthern.edu), Vice President of Programming

  • Best Practices Conference, E-Workshops, Regional Conference Programming, STP Program at APA, STP Program at APS, G. Stanley Hall Lectures, STP Program at SPSP, NITOP Coordinator, SoTL Writing Workshop Coordinator, Conference Speaker Grant Program

Diane Finley (dfinley@pgcc.edu), Vice President for Recruitment, Retention, and Public Relations

Beth Schwartz (bschwartz@randolphcollege.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

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

  • Diversity Committee, International Relations Committee
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