Important News

Nominate or Apply for Division 15 Leadership Roles

Division 15 seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for leadership roles within our organization. Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee in preparation for a Division-wide vote in the spring. Positions on this year’s ballot include:

  • President-Elect (3 year- term; 2017-2020)
  • Vice President (4 year-term; 2017-2021)
  • Secretary (3-year term; 2017-2020)
  • Treasurer-Elect (3-year term, 2017-2020)

Noteworthy, for this cycle, is the addition of our new “Vice President” role with the expansion of our Presidential line to four years. And please remember that only those Division 15 members who are also members of APA are eligible to run for office and to vote in this election. If you would like to be involved in this process, be sure to renew your 2017 membership as soon as possible.

Please send nominations to Past President Nancy Perry ( no later than January 29, 2017. More information on Division 15 elections may be found under Article V of the Division’s By-Laws.

Nominate Editors for Handbook of Educational Psychology

Division 15’s Publications Committee is seeking nominations for editors for the fourth edition of the Division’s Handbook of Educational Psychology.

Although there are several educational psychology handbooks available, the Division 15 Handbook has long been considered the “go to” handbook in the field of educational psychology. To this effect, we are seeking nominations (including self-nominations) to serve as editors for the next edition. We seek applications both from individual scholars, as well as teams.

Responsibilities of the editors include the following:

  • Appointing an advisory board, and consulting with the board on potential chapters for the fourth edition.
  • Establishing a timeline for production of the Handbook.
  • Inviting leading scholars in the field to contribute chapters.
  • Obtaining critical developmental reviews for each chapter.
  • Providing extensive feedback to authors on initial drafts.
  • Providing subsequent feedback as authors produce final products.
  • Working closely with the publisher on production.

The Handbook will probably be published in 2025. As in the past, the Division seeks to appoint editors soon so that they can have time at the front end to assess developments in the field, and to seek appropriate chapters.

Potential editors are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and a CV to Eric Anderman, Chair of Division 15 Publications Committee, at Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017. The new editor(s) will be appointed from 2017 through the publication of the 4th edition.

Division 15 Seeks Volunteers for Committee Appointment

Division 15’s President-Elect for 2017-18 (Michael Nussbaum) is soliciting CVs from APA members and fellows, professional affiliates, and students wishing to be appointed or reappointed to the following committees:

  • Membership
  • Dissertation Award
  • International
  • Psychology Today Blog

Our Graduate Student Affairs, Early Career Development, Early Career Research Grants, Finance, and Webinar committees will also have nonstudent openings. In addition, members with fellow status will be needed for the Dissertation and Snow Award committees.

Interested members may send their CV to Please also indicate in your email particular committee openings of interest and any special qualifications you may have.

E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award – Call for Nominations

Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association is seeking nominations, including self-nominations, for the E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award. Nominations should include the name of the nominee and a brief description (no more than 2 pages of text) of why the nominee deserves consideration for the award. This award is the highest honor given by Division 15 and is reserved for senior scholars with substantial contributions to research in educational psychology. More information about the award can be found here.

Please send your nomination to Gale Sinatra at by December 15th, 2016.