Mathilda Canter, PhD
Nancy Cantor, PhD
Nancy Cantor, PhD, is the eleventh chancellor and president of Syracuse University, as well as distinguished professor of psychology and women's studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Cantor came to Syracuse from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was chancellor. Dr. Cantor is recognized for her scholarly contributions to the understanding of how individuals perceive and think about their social worlds, pursue personal goals, and how they regulate their behavior to adapt to life's most challenging social environments. She is co-author or co-editor of three books and author or co-author of numerous book chapters and scientific journal articles. She has been an advocate for racial justice and for diversity in higher education. Cantor has also lectured and written extensively on liberal education and the creative campus. She received her A.B. in 1974 from Sarah Lawrence College and her PhD in psychology in 1978 from Stanford University.
Florence Denmark, PhD
Carol D. Goodheart, EdD
Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, is a scholar-practitioner in independent practice in Princeton, N.J. Her career integrates practice, research and service to psychology. Dr. Goodheart works at the intersection of physical and mental health, practice and science, humanism and scholarship. Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Goodheart trained as a nurse. She worked in urban emergency medicine and intensive care, as well as rural public health on two Native American reservations. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, and she specializes in the treatment of individuals, couples and families coping with physical diseases or disabilities.
In addition to her practice, she has served at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in a number of roles: clinical supervisor, contributing faculty, and committee on continuing education. She is a founding partner of two organizations: PsychHealth, PA, a multi-specialty mental health practice offering treatment services, program design and consultation, primarily in health psychology; and W2W, LLC, dedicated to the development and dissemination of materials designed to build strengths, promote health and enhance quality of life for women. She has been a leader in APA for almost two decades.
James M. Jones, PhD
Dr. Jones is professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware, and former executive director for public interest and director of the Minority Fellowship Program at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Jones earned a BA from Oberlin College an MA from Temple University; and his PhD in social psychology from Yale University. He was been on the faculty of the Psychology and Social Relations Department at Harvard University, and has taught in the Psychology Department at Howard University. He published the first edition of "Prejudice and Racism" in 1972, and the second edition in 1997. He is currently working on a new book, "The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and Racism," with Jack Dovidio and Deborah Vietze. In 1973, Dr. Jones spent a year in Trinidad and Tobago on a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship studying Calypso humor. This work led to the development of the TRIOS model of the psychology of African-American culture. Dr. Jones is serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Black Psychology, and is past-president of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He was awarded the 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the 2001 Kurt Lewin Award and the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the 2007 Distinguished Psychologist Award by the Association of Black Psychologists, and the 2011 Lifetime Contribution to Psychology award from the American Psychological Association.
Joseph Matarazzo, PhD
Joseph Matarazzo, PhD, is the former head of the Department of Medical Psychology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, a post that he held for more than 40 years. The 97th president of the American Psychological Association (1989), Matarazzo is a distinguished researcher in the areas of the clinical interview, cognitive and intellectual functioning, and health psychology. He has served as president of the Oregon Mental Health Association, the American Association of State Psychology Boards, the International Council of Psychologists and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, as well as on the board of the National Association for Mental Health. Among his many honors is the 1991 Distinguished Professional Contributions Award for Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge of the American Psychological Association. Matarazzo also served on the APF Board of Trustees for over a decade, and served as APF president.
David Myers, PhD
Claude Steele, PhD
Claude Steele, a preeminent social psychologist, is dean of the Stanford University School of Education. From 2009 until August 2011, he served as provost of Columbia University. Dr. Steele was previously a member of the Stanford faculty from 1991 to 2009 and taught at the University of Utah, the University of Washington and the University of Michigan prior to joining Stanford. He was educated at Hiram College and at Ohio State University, where he received his PhD in psychology in 1971. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Yale University, Princeton University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Steele has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is a member of the Board of the Social Science Research Council and of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Board of Directors.
Ted Strickland, PhD
Dr. Ted Strickland served as governor of Ohio from 2007 to 2011. Prior to his service as governor, Dr. Strickland represented Ohio’s 6th District in the House of Representatives for six terms. Professionally, he has served as an ordained Methodist minister, a psychologist and a college professor. He was an administrator at a Methodist children’s home, an assistant professor of psychology at Shawnee State University, and a consulting psychologist at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF).
Dr. Strickland received a BA in history from Asbury College in Kentucky, a master's of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Kentucky in 1980.
Derald Wing Sue, PhD
Derald Wing Sue is professor of psychology and education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He received his PhD from the University of Oregon, and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He received a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University, and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Oregon. The civil rights movement sparked an interest in him and was the foundation for his interest in multicultural studies. In 1972, Sue co-founded the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) with his brother and fellow psychologist, Dr. Stanley Sue. Both brothers felt there was a need for others to understand the experience of Asian-Americans and this was the beginning. Aside from his interests in multicultural counseling and diversity training, he is the recipient of countless awards and honors, such as the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues' Charles and Shirley Thomas Award for mentoring and leadership. He held numerous positions throughout the APA, including president of Div. 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues). Sue has written several books, including "Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation," "Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice" and "Overcoming Our Racism: The Journey to Liberation."
Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD
Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD, received her doctorate from the scientist-practitioner counseling psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. She is an independent practitioner in Austin, Texas. Her areas of scholarship are ethics, multicultural psychotherapy, psychology of women, supervision and training. She served as APA president in 2011 and has provided leadership service to the profession of psychology for three decades. Involvement as a member of the first cohort of the APA Minority Fellowship Program provided a powerful socializing process into the profession and incentive to contribute to the discipline. Vasquez has served on the APA Board of Directors and in various roles in APA governance, including as member or chair of a dozen APA boards, committees and task forces. She has advocated for psychology at the state and federal legislative levels, receiving both the Heiser Award and the AAP Advocacy Award.
An author and editor, Vasquez has published extensively. She is co-author of three books, including "Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling" (Pope & Vasquez), "How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist" (Pope & Vasquez) and "APA Ethics Code Commentary and Case Illustrations" (2010, Campbell, Vasquez, Behnke & Kinscherff). She has written more than 65 journal articles and book chapters, and served on the editorial boards of 10 journals. She is currently writing a book on multicultural therapy for an APA Theories of Psychotherapy Monograph series.
W. Bruce Walsh, PhD
Gail E. Wyatt, PhD
Dr. Wyatt is a clinical psychologist, board certified sex therapist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. She is a graduate of Fisk University and received her doctorate at UCLA. Dr. Wyatt was the first ethnic minority to receive training as a sexologist. She received a prestigious NIMH Research Scientist Career Development Award to develop culturally congruent measures, conceptual frameworks and interventions to capture sexual decision making among ethnic minority men and women within a sociocultural framework. She was the first African-American woman in California to receive a license to practice psychology, and the first African-American woman PhD to reach full professor in a school of medicine. Her research examines the consensual and abusive sexual relationships of women and men, the biological and behavioral effects of these experiences on their psychological well-being and the cultural context of risks for STIs and HIV. Dr. Wyatt has been selected as a senior research fellow by the COBB Institute for the National Medical Association.
Dr. Wyatt has published over 180 journal articles and book chapters, makes countless presentations internationally, and has been recognized for her mentoring and research by the American Psychological Association, as well as state and international organizations and churches.