Division 15 seeks applications for Fellow status from members who have made distinguished scholarly or scientific contributions to the field of educational psychology.  To be considered for Fellow status in the division during 2018, candidates must have been a member (of Division 15) for at least one year. Applicants/nominees must begin the application process online. Information on fellow status and instructions for applying via APA’s online portal may be located at http://www.apa.org/membership/fellows/index.aspx.

Candidates who are not yet Fellows in any APA division must secure 3 letters of endorsement from current Fellows of APA, and at least two of those endorsers must be members of Division 15. Endorsers will also submit their letters online, and instructions can be located at the same web site.  All materials for initial fellows must be completed and submitted online to APA by no later than December 1, 2017.

Fellows of other divisions who would like to be considered for Fellow of Division 15 must submit a letter addressing how they meet the criteria for Fellow of Division 15, along with a CV.

The designation of Fellow of the Division of Educational Psychology (Division 15) is awarded to those members of the Division who, in the judgment of their peers, have made a distinguished contribution to the field. Distinguished contributions must 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.  Fellow status requires that a candidate’s work have a national impact on the field of educational psychology beyond a local, state, or regional level.

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.

Please remember that all application materials for initial fellows—including letters of recommendation—must be completed and submitted online to APA by no later than December 1, 2017. If you are applying for initial Fellow status, please also submit your name to the Fellows Selection Committee Chair, Dr. Dale Schunk (dhschunk@uncg.edu) immediately. For those who are already fellows in another Division and wish to be granted fellow status in Division 15, please also contact the Committee Chair immediately.

Those interested may visit http://www.apadiv15.org/fellows for additional information, including Division 15 criteria and current fellows.