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

 Call For Nominations (including Self-Nominations): Key Leadership Positions

The STP/Division Two Elections and Appointments Committee seeks nominations for the following key leadership positions:

  • President-Elect – 1-year term beginning January 1, 2019, followed by a one-year presidential term and a one-year term as Past President 
  • Vice President for Diversity and International Relations – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2019
  • Vice President for Membership – 3-year term, beginning January 1, 2019

 Descriptions of the responsibilities and further information about each position can be found on the STP/Division Two website ( in the Policy and Procedures Manual and the STP Bylaws.

Please nominate colleagues you believe have the experience, commitment and motivation to contribute to the success of our Society. Self-nominations are also encouraged. All nominees must be STP members; however, APA membership is not required for these offices. Please note that nomination for an office does not guarantee the appearance of that nominee on the election ballot; the final slate of candidates is determined by the STP Elections and Appointments Committee.

Send all nominations to Janie Wilson, Elections and Appointments Committee Chair, at The deadline for nominations is December 16, 2017.


Ken Keith, STP President

Sue Frantz, STP President-Elect

Janie Wilson, STP Past President and Chair, STP Elections and Appointments Committee for 2018

Call for Nominations (including Self-Nominations) for the position of Chair, International Relations Committee

The Chair of the International Relations Committee, serving a three-year term beginning on January 1, 2018, is responsible for working with committee members and the Vice President of Diversity and International Relations to oversee and assess all Society activities related to international issues, including but not limited to international member outreach, internationalization of the psychology curriculum, cross-national partnerships, and attracting international students to psychology as a major and a profession.

Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted through September 15, 2017. Nominations should include a brief statement of your interest in and vision for the International Relations Committee and a current CV. Send nominations to Susan Nolan ( Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology is now accepting self nominations for one new member of the six-member Instructional Resource Award (IRA) Committee.  Nominees must be members of STP (APA Division 2) and be willing to commit to a three-year term starting February 1, 2018.  Nominations should include a recent CV and a one-page cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position. Please reply by September 15, 2017 to Elizabeth Mazur, Chair, STP IRA Committee at

The purpose of the Instructional Resource Awards is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials that can be subsequently duplicated and distributed to interested teachers of psychology by the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level that can be distributed through the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology. The deadline for applications for the next cycle is February 1, 2018.

For more information about the Instructional Resource Award program, visit its webpage on the Society's members’ web site under “Awards” at  You also may contact Dr. Elizabeth Mazur at Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus at

Position Announcement - Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention

STP seeks a new Director of STP Programming at the APS Convention.  The Director recruits speakers for the APS Teaching Institute and other STP talks at the convention, participates in monthly APS conference calls, and attends the APS convention each Memorial Day weekend to manage programming, introduce speakers, and attend an APS Program Committee meeting.  The director also reviews all poster submissions to the APS Teaching Institute, and submits two reports per year to the STP Vice President for Programming.

The current director will mentor the incoming director. The position is a 3-year term.  The incoming director will shadow the current director at the 2018 conference, and then assume responsibility for the 2019-2021 conferences.  APS provides funds for the director to attend the convention. Additionally, STP provides any additional travel funds if necessary and one course release or a $4000 stipend in the first 3-year term. If interested and in good standing, the Director can do an additional 3-year term.   

Candidates must be able recruit conference speakers, must have good organizational skills so that important tasks are completed on time, must be comfortable speaking to large audiences when making conference announcements and introducing STP speakers, and must be willing to travel to each annual APS convention.  Candidates must also be members of STP.  Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

If interested, or if you have questions, please contact Aaron S. Richmond at
The application deadline is October 2, 2017

Please complete the application below and email it to Aaron S. Richmond ( by the deadline.

    Please list, if any, your past and present involvement with STP:
    A statement of why you are interested in this position and the qualities that will aid in your success.
    Please provide a current CV.

Call for E-books Editor (2018-2020 term)

The Editor of E-Books shall appoint Associate Editors in staggered terms of 1 to 3 years to assist with editing the Society’s e-books. In order to provide a smooth editorial transition, the search for a new Editor should be started one year prior to the end date of the current Editor.


  • Manage the specific activities of Society’s e-book program, including the solicitation, development, editing, reviewing, final acceptance, and publication of new e-book projects.
  • Oversee, in conjunction with the Internet Editor, the maintenance of the published e-books on the Society’s Web site, see
  • Receive communications and participate in deliberations on the DIV2LEADERSHIP electronic discussion list.
  • Annual report to VP for Resources.
If interested, please submit a current CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant qualifications to Jeff Stowell ( by October 15, 2017.
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