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Why now? Why APA President?

APA is at an inflection point—a critical moment of transformation. We need to listen and learn from each other so we can build a real community of psychologists, supported by the strength of our diversity, far beyond our current fragmentation. Our society needs the resources and solutions that psychology can provide. As a unified, dedicated organization, we can lead and contribute to resolution of key national and global issues such as healthcare, poverty, violence, and immigration.We can create change together at a new, enhanced level of impact-- one robust discipline, united in our mission as a scientifically grounded organization, committed to the public good, supporting members to create a positive future for all. I want to help create APA’s organizational future.

Sandra L. Shullman, Ph.D. is running for APA President. She is a partner with the Executive Development Group and her work includes international leadership development, organizational change, diversity initiatives, conflict resolution, and executive education.

Learn. Lead. Change.

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• APF Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology

• Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology

• APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice

• Elizabeth H Beckman National Mentoring Award

• Heiser Advocacy Award

• APAPO Outstanding Leader Award

• Diversity Recognition Award, Diversity Leadership Initiative

APA Leadership Experience

• Member, APA Board of Directors, Council of Representatives

• Chair, Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology

• Chair, APA Good Governance Project

• Chair, Board of Professional Affairs (BPA)

• Member, APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI)

• Executive Board Member — Divisions 13, 17, 42, 44

• Fellow — Divisions 1, 17, 31

• Member — Divisions 13, 14, 35, 38, 42, 44, 45

• President, Ohio Psychological Association

Scholarship & Academic Experience

  • Scholarship and publication focus on leadership development, leadership and ambiguity, global leadership challenges and diversity

  • Co-Author, first major national study on sexual harassment in academia and the workplace

  • Co-Author, foundational book on performance feedback and assessment

  • Faculty, Kent State University Co. Psych Program; Cleveland State Diversity Management Program; HEC Paris; Duke, UNC - Executive MBA + executive education initiatives.

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