Honorary Trustees

Florence Denmark, PhD

Florence Demark, PhDFlorence Denmark, PhD, is the Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor at Pace University. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1958, and after graduation she accepted a position at the Queens College of the City University of New York. In 1964, she moved to CUNY's Hunter College, eventually serving as director of the doctoral program in psychology at CUNY Graduate Center. Denmark remained at Hunter College until 1988 when she took a position at Pace University. Throughout her career, her research has focused on issues of women and gender, and she has published widely on these topics. The recipient of many awards and four honorary doctorates, Denmark has been president of the New York State Psychological Association, APA, Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) and the International Council of Psychologists. She is currently the main representative to the United Nations for both APA and the International Council of Psychologists.

Carol D. Goodheart, EdD

Carol D. Goodheart, EdDCarol D. Goodheart, EdD, is a scholar-practitioner in independent practice in Princeton, N.J. Her career integrates practice, research and service to psychology. Goodheart works at the intersection of physical and mental health, practice and science, humanism and scholarship. Before becoming a psychologist, 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

James M. Jones, PhD James 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 APA's Minority Fellowship Program. 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, 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. Jones serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Black Psychology, and is  former president of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and Div. 9 (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 APA.

Joseph Matarazzo, PhD

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 APA (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 APA. Matarazzo also served on the APF Board of Trustees for over a decade, and served as APF president.

David Myers, PhD

David Myers, PhDSocial psychologist David Myers is a communicator of psychological science to college students and the general public. His scientific writings, supported by National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, have appeared in three dozen academic periodicals, including Science, the American Scientist, the American Psychologist, and Psychological Science. Myers has digested psychological research for the public through articles in four dozen magazines, from Scientific American to Christian Century, and through seventeen books, including general interest books and textbooks. His research and writings have been recognized by the Gordon Allport Prize, by an "honored scientist" award from the Federation of Associations in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, by the Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality-Social Psychology, and by three honorary doctorates.

Derald Wing Sue, PhD

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, 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 Culture, Ethnicity and Race). 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."

Shelley E. Taylor, PhD

Shelley E. Taylor, PhD, is a distinguished professor at University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her PhD in psychology from Yale University in 1972 after graduating magna cum laude from Connecticut College. Taylor is a founding figure of three scientific areas: social cognition, health psychology and social neuroscience. Her 1984 text with Susan Fiske, “Social Cognition,” is the sole text in that field. Her book “Health Psychology” (2014), is in its ninth edition and remains the top-selling text in that area. Taylor has been awarded many honors for her accomplishments, including election to the Institute of Medicine (2003), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003), the National Academy of Science (2009), and the British Academy (2013). In 2010, Taylor was honored with a lifetime achievement award from APA.

W. Bruce Walsh, PhD

W. Bruce Walsh, PhD, (University of Iowa) is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University and currently involved in consulting activities. Walsh is the founder and charter editor of the Journal of Career Assessment. He has co-authored and co-edited 24 books, including "Tests and Assessment," "Tests and Measurements," "Career Counseling," "Career Counseling for Women," "Career Counseling for African Americans," "Handbook of Vocational Psychology," "Handbook of Career Counseling," "Counseling Psychology and Optimal Human Functioning" and "Person-Environment Psychology." Walsh currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Career Development Quarterly. In 1998 he served as president of Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), and from 2001 to 2007 served as the APA council representative for Div. 34 (Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology). From 1990 to 2002, he served as the director of training for the Counseling Psychology Program at Ohio State. In 2004 he received the Leona Tyler Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology in recognition of outstanding accomplishments. He holds fellow status in APA and the Association of Psychological Science and is licensed as a psychologist in Ohio. Currently, he is president of Div. 34 and an APA council representative for Div. 17. In 2011 the American Academy of Counseling Psychology selected him for the Jim Cossé Distinguished Service Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Professional Practice of Counseling Psychology.

Gail E. Wyatt, PhD

Gail E. Wyatt, PhDGail 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. 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. Wyatt has been selected as a senior research fellow by the COBB Institute for the National Medical Association.

Wyatt has published over 180 journal articles and book chapters, makes countless presentations internationally, and has been recognized for her mentoring and research by APA as well as state and international organizations and churches.

Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD

Phil Zimbardo, PhDPhilip G. Zimbardo, PhD, is a professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University. Zimbardo came to Stanford University in 1968 after spending time teaching at Yale, New York University and Columbia. He received his BA from Brooklyn College in 1954 with a triple major in psychology, sociology and anthropology. After graduation, Zimbardo continued on to Yale University to pursue a PhD in psychology, which he was granted in 1959. He has performed psychological research in a number of areas, including prisons, shyness, madness, violence/evil, terrorism, persuasion, time, dissonance and various others, and has produced over 300 publications and 50 books. In addition to being a former president of APA and the Western Psychological Association, Zimbardo has also served as the chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and now is chair of WPA. He is currently heading a movement for everyday heroism as the founder and director of The Heroic Imagination Project and is president of the Philip G. Zimbardo Educational Foundation, a philanthropic foundation to promote student education in his ancestral Sicilian towns.