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June 8, 2019

Presidential Citations

One of the great joys of being STP president is being able to give up to two presidential citations “in recognition of significant career contributions to the teaching of psychology.” I am pleased to announce that this year’s presidential citations go to:

Barney Beins (Ithaca College)

Dr. Beins’s contributions to teaching have involved active service to STP and APA as well as his involvement with the Advanced Placement® Test in Psychology. From 2000-2002 he was the Director of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs for the American Psychological Association.  There is not much that STP does that Barney Beins has not been a part of, including editing our e-publications, serving on the editorial board of TOP, advising TOPSS, working with psychology teachers at community colleges. He has served on or chaired a multitude of STP committees including the G. Stanley Hall/Harry Kirke Wolfe Lecture Series, Project Syllabus, the Computer Initiatives Committee to name but a few. Barney is the 2010 recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teacher Award. Dr. Beins will receive his citation during the STP social hour at the APA convention in Chicago this August.

Ken Weaver (Emporia State University)

Dr. Weaver has just retired as Dean of the Teachers College at Emporia State University.  He dedicated his professional life to working with high school psychology teachers, preparing students to become high school psychology teachers, delivering professional development to high school psychology teachers, and studying how high school psychology teachers are prepared and credentialed across the nation. This enduring passion of his has touched the lives of countless teachers. Dr. Weaver will receive his citation at STP’s Annual Conference on Teaching in Denver this October.

Upcoming STP conference programming

We hope to see you at the APA Convention in Chicago (August 8–11). Jamie McMinn, Director of STP Programming at APA, has once again put together a terrific slate of speakers for our 30 hours of programming. Also, please join us for the STP social hour to network with old friends, make new ones and applaud a few honorees.

We also hope to see you at STP’s own Annual Conference on Teaching (ACT) in Denver (October 18 and 19). The equally hard-working Jordan Troisi, Director of ACT, has another great conference in store for us.

Update on the High Impact Activities E-book

I am happy to report that we now have 51 authors who have taken on the task of writing a chapter for the book.  There are still a few areas open.  At this point, we still need best practices chapters for e-portfolios, study abroad, common intellectual experiences, and first year experiences.  We can also add one or two additional examples of service learning, internships, learning communities, e-portfolios, and common intellectual experiences. If you would like to contribute, contact me at

Getting Involved!

If you’re a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, we are very happy to have you as part of our family! When you’re ready to get more involved, please check out the Get Involved page for new opportunities.

If you like what the Society for the Teaching of Psychology does, but are not yet a member, please join us. Only $25/year supports everything that STP does for the teaching of psychology and, for you, it opens up professional development, professional service, and funding opportunities.

Rick Miller

President, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

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