Important News

2017 Election Results

We’re pleased to announce the results of Division 15’s latest election:

  • President-Elect: Gale Sinatra
  • Vice President: Helenrose Fives
  • Secretary: Scott Marley
  • Treasurer-Elect: Sharon Tettegah
  • Council Representative: Sharon Nichols

The named individuals will begin their terms following the 2017 APA Convention in Washington, D.C. We had a fantastic batch of well-qualified candidates this year, and we thank all who ran for their willingness to serve Division 15. We also extend our appreciation to you, our members, for your votes.

Educational Psychologist Impact Factor

We’re pleased to announce that 2016 impact factors were released last week, and Educational Psychologist’s impact factor improved to 6.257 (the 5-year impact factor increased as well to 8.929). The journal also retained its number one ranking in Educational Research and Psychology, Educational sections of the index. Another wonderful year for the journal!

As always, we encourage you to consider Educational Psychologist as an outlet for your research. More information about how to submit articles may be found here.

Many thanks to all of you as readers! We’d also like to thank our fantastic authors and Editor, Kathryn Wentzel, for her hard work.

Call for New NEP Editor

Division 15 is seeking a new editor for its newsletter, the NEP (Newsletter for Educational Psychologists), which is published three times a year.  The editor is responsible for (a) collecting materials for publication in the NEP, for example, meeting highlights, announcements, or profiles of award winners, (many of these materials will be sent to the editor), (b) editing the materials for consistency with APA style, and (c) collaborating with Communications Director on design aspects of the newsletter.  The editor should have some knowledge of the division’s officer and committee structure, and some experience working on one or more Division 15 committees.  The appointment would be for a three-year term.

If you are interested in applying to be the editor, please send President-Elect Michael Nussbaum your CV and a statement as to why you would make a good editor.  Please send these materials to michael.nussbaum@unlv.edu by June 30, 2017. Past issues of the NEP can be found here.

Call for Applications: Division 15 Graduate Student Ambassadors

Division 15’s Membership Committee is currently soliciting applications for its newly created Graduate Student Ambassador program. The purpose of this program is to create a community of graduate students who will serve as liaisons between Division 15 and their institution. Graduate students in Educational Psychology or related fields are eligible to apply. Ambassadors will typically serve two years (all terms will end no later than students’ graduation).

Responsibilities include:

  • Ambassadors will support general Division 15 awareness and growth within their programs and help disseminate D15’s most important messaging. For example, ambassadors will be asked to forward important messages from the division to other graduate students in their programs.
  • Ambassadors will also serve as the point person for graduate students who have questions regarding membership. They may also support recruitment efforts by sharing enrollment and renewal information among students in their graduate programs no more than twice per year.
  • Ambassadors will foster communications between graduate students in their program and the Division. For example, ambassadors will relay the concerns and needs of their fellow graduate students to relevant Division 15 committees (e.g., Graduate Student Affairs Committee, Membership Committee, Early Career Committee, etc.) via short annual reports.

Those interested may apply hereAmbassadors will be acknowledged on the Division 15 website, as well as at the annual Division 15 Business Meeting.  The deadline to apply is April 14, 2017. Applicants will be notified of a decision by the end of May, 2017.  If you have any questions about the program, please email any member of the Division 15 Membership Committee (contact information below).

Best regards,

The Division 15 Membership Committee

Julia Houston – jdhoust1@asu.edu
Carlo Panlilio – ccp15@psu.edu
Joshua Rosenberg – jmichaelrosenberg@gmail.com
Serena Shim – sshim@bsu.edu
Robin Tate – rhs111@engr.psu.edu
Jane Vogler – jane.vogler@okstate.edu