Welcome to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
Greetings from the President
As I write this message, I am also in the process of preparing for the APA convention in Washington, DC, where Jamie McMinn has once again assembled an outstanding program. I hope to see you there, not only in program sessions, but also at our annual social hour, where we will be recognizing Dr. Lee Gurel’s outstanding lifetime contributions to teaching of psychology, and the work of our outgoing APA Council Representatives Mary Kite and Barney Beins.
Soon after the APA meetings, we will turn our attention to the Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (ACT), upcoming on October 20-21 in San Antonio. Conference Director Jordan Troisi has organized an excellent program of presentations representing best practices in the teaching of psychology and some top-flight keynote speakers. I hope you will also attend our annual business meeting, where we will provide updates on STP status and activities, and recognize a number of outgoing members of our STP leadership. A highlight will be presentation of a Presidential Citation to Martha Boenau in recognition of her career contributions to the teaching of psychology. The STP Executive Committee will also meet during the ACT gathering. For me, and I hope for you as well, a highlight of the ACT conference is the opportunity to meet and network with an engaging community of like-minded friends and colleagues; the scale of the conference allows plenty of opportunity for face-to-face communication, consultation, and socialization. If you’ve not yet made plans to attend, please do—it’s a great experience.
I want to join with others in congratulating our newly-elected STP leadership:
President-Elect: Rick Miller
Vice President for Programming: Angela Legg
Vice President for Resources: Bill Altman
Secretary: Stephanie Afful
APA Council Representatives: Regan Gurung and Maureen McCarthy
And finally, congratulations to Suzie Baker, former STP President who was recently appointed to the Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR). We are fortunate that these individuals are willing to invest their time and efforts on our behalf, and I hope you too will step up and do your part as various service and leadership opportunities arise--See the “Get Involved” section on the STP website: http://teachpsych.org/administrative/getinvolved.php. Numerous opportunities are currently posted there.
As we move toward the fall semester, I wish you all the best, and I’ll hope to see you somewhere along the way.