Div. 28 Candidate Statements
Statements from candidates for council representative
By Douglas Marlowe, JD, PhD, and William W. Stoops
Douglas Marlowe, JD, PhD
I am honored to be nominated as council representative for APA Div. 28.
As a lawyer and clinical psychologist, I have a good deal of experience with parliamentary procedures and rules of order, and am highly familiar with APA policies and procedures. I am currently the chief of science, law and policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and a senior science and policy advisor for alcohol monitoring systems. Previously, I was the director of law and ethics research at the Treatment Research Institute, and adjunct associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. I received a BA in psychology from Brandeis University; a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and a PhD in clinical psychology from Hahnemann University. I completed an internship in clinical psychology and a fellowship in neuropsychology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
My research focuses on the impact of coercion in substance use disorder treatment, the effects of drug courts and other rehabilitation programs for persons with substance use disorders involved in the justice system, and behavioral treatments for persons with substance use disorders and criminal involvement.
I am a fellow of APA and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and received proficiency certification in the treatment of psychoactive substance use disorders from the APA College of Professional Psychology. I have published over 175 journal articles, monographs, books, and book chapters on topics of correctional rehabilitation, forensic psychology, and treatment of substance use disorders.
William Stoops, PhD
I am honored by the nomination to serve as council representative of Div. 28, which has been my home division in APA since joining as a student in 2000. Subsequently, I have risen from member to fellow and served on the Executive Committee as both newsletter editor and secretary. Most recently, I served as Div. 28 president in 2015.
In addition to my work within the division, I have had the opportunity to work within governance at the broader APA level. I currently chair the Board of Convention Affairs (BCA) and serve on the Council of Editors in my role as incoming editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology®.
I feel that my strong ties to Div. 28, along with my knowledge of its workings, as well as my documented leadership experience in APA make me a good candidate to represent the division, its membership and interests at the Council of Representatives. I recently attended the February 2017 council meeting in my BCA role—it appears that changes are afoot in how council functions, how it directs the organization and how it delegates its authority. I am excited by the opportunity to be a part of this process and to advocate for a more responsive and inclusive Council of Representatives. I will also strive to ensure that scientific interests remain at the forefront of issues considered by council if elected.
Thank you for your consideration.