Election to Fellow status in Division 15 of the American Psychological Association requires evidence of distinguished contributions or performance in the field of educational psychology.
Distinguished contributions should include published papers or books in the scientific, peer reviewed literature documenting the candidate’s work in empirical research or the development of theory or method. In addition, some combination of the following is desirable:
- Election to leadership positions in major scientific or professional organizations
- Selection for editorships of journals or books relevant to the field
- Nomination for, and receipt of, awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and/or practice
Fellow status requires that a person’s work have had a national impact on the field of educational psychology beyond a local, state, or regional level. Steady and continuing contributions are not sufficient to warrant Fellow status.