Your CODAPAR representative

The Committee on Division / APA Relations is your link, your advocate, your division's voice within APA governance

Margaret Bull Kovera, PhDMargaret Bull Kovera, PhD
Margaret is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She is an APA Fellow, a Fellow of Divisions 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) and 41 (American Psychology-Law Society), and a Member of Division 8 (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). For over a decade, she has had continuous funding from the National Science Foundation for her research on eyewitness identification and jury decision-making.  She has served in a variety of division leadership positions, including APA Program Chair, Treasurer, and President of Division 41 and Fellows Chair and Secretary/Treasurer of Division 9.  


Applied Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 5, 8, 13, 14, 19, 21, 23, 31 and 46


Deborah Fish Ragin, PhDDeborah Fish Ragin, PhD
Deborah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Montclair State University.  She is a past-president of Division 48, Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence, and a former APA Representative to the United Nations.


Public Interest Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 9, 27, 34, 35, 44, 45, 48, 51 and 52


Debra A. Major, PhDDebra A. Major, PhD
Debra is Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the Psychology Department at Old Dominion University. Her work broadly focuses on how people successfully enact their careers and overcome barriers to career success, especially work-family conflict.  NSF has supported her research on women and minorities in STEM careers for nearly a decade. She is presently an APA Council Rep for Division 14 and a member of that division’s Executive Board. Past leadership roles include Education and Training Chair and Editor of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist. Presently, she serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management, and Journal of Business and Psychology.

Basic Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 1, 2, 3, 10, 24, 25, 26, 32 and 36


Linda A. Reddy, PhDLinda A. Reddy, PhD
Linda is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University where she serves as the Director of the Child ADHD and ADHD-Related Disorders Clinic.  Her research focuses on: (1) the assessment of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or ADHD-related disorders (i.e., emotional and behavior disordered youth); (2) the integration of assessment and interventions for youth with ADHD and/or ADHD-related disorders, and (3) test development and validation.   Linda has published over 50 articles and book chapters, five books, and has received several grants to support her research.  Linda is a licensed psychologist in NJ, NY, and PA. Linda has extensive experience working with families, schools, and community agencies on mental health services for children.   Linda is a member of the APA Interdivisional Task Force for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and APA Task Force for Violence Directed at Teachers. 

Developmental Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 7, 15, 16, 20, 33, 37, 43, 53 and 54


John S. Westefeld, PhDJohn S. Westefeld, PhD
John Westefeld is a professor in the Counseling Psychology program at The University of Iowa.  He is past president of Division 17, and is a Fellow of Division 17 and a Diplomate in Counseling psychology.  John's major research and clinical interest is suicide, especially suicide among college students.  John is married to Deb Liddell, an associate professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Iowa.  John and Deb have two children, Gina, a senior in college in Minneapolis, and Chris, who lives and works in Washington, D.C.  John is an avid drummer, runner, basketball player, and golfer.


Body/Physical Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 6, 22, 28, 38, 40, 47, 50, 55 and 56


Lawrence M. Zelnick, PsyDLawrence M. Zelnick, PsyD
Larry is a long standing member of Division 39, Psychoanalysis, and has served on its Board as a Section representative, member-at-large, and the chair of the Division’s Internet Committee.  He also is a member of Divisions 16 (School Psychology) 42 (Independent Practice), 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice) and Trauma Psychology.  He is pleased to be joining CODAPAR and hopes to make contributions to its mission to support and promote the relationship between divisions and APA.


Practice Cluster
Liaison Divisions: 12, 17, 18, 29, 30, 39, 41, 42 and 49