Strickland–Daniel Mentoring Award

This award recognizes the feminist mentoring of the award winner whose mentoring includes several components, and honors Bonnie R. Strickland and Jessica Henderson Daniel for their distinguished mentoring.

Bonnie Ruth Strickland has served psychology in many roles and leadership positions including President of the American Psychological Association and as a member of the Advisory Council to the National Institute of Mental Health. Through her scholarship and her advocacy, Strickland demonstrated insight into issues of privilege and barriers to access in relation to race, regionalism, gender, age, and sexual orientation. As a mentor at the national level, Dr. Strickland organized formal workshops to assist diverse women to access positions of leadership within the organizations and hierarchies of psychology. Throughout her career, Dr. Strickland has demonstrated a generosity of spirit in supporting women in psychology in their pursuit of their own goals.

Named as the first recipient of the Bonnie Strickland Distinguished Mentoring Award, Jessica Henderson Daniel was subsequently co-honored in the naming of the award. She is recognized as an outstanding mentor who has developed both formal and informal mentoring networks for ethnic minority graduate students at Boston University; psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows at Children's Hospital, Boston; and for ALANA interns and fellows at Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated hospitals. She is an Associate Professor at HMS. Dr. Henderson Daniel has served as President of Division 35 and member-at-large on the APA Board of Directors. Her career has primarily focused on instruction, training, and mentoring. She has interests in diversity training, the development of adolescent girls and media images of women.

The award is a plaque given annually at Division 35's awards ceremony at APA in August. The nomination process is opened in the spring with a deadline in mid-April.

The award recognizes the feminist mentoring of the award winner whose mentoring includes several of the following components:

  • Introduces mentees to professional contacts and networks

  • Takes a personal interest in the mentees

  • Provides coaching, supervision, consulting to women psychologists in practice

  • Develops an inclusive network of professionals and protégés that includes women from diverse ethnic/racial groups, sexual orientations, social class backgrounds

  • Interacts with mentees in formal, informal, and social settings

  • Promotes democratic and nonhierarchical styles of interacting

  • Offers formal mentoring events and programs

  • Models or discusses issues of professional and personal balance

  • Provides encouragement and advice to women seeking leadership positions within their agencies and institutions

  • Encourages women to participate actively in Division 35 and APA committees and governance

Sponsored by Division 35.

How to Apply

Send nomination materials electronically by Friday,May 9, 2014, to Nancy Sidun, committee chair. Please collate nomination materials into one PDF with nominee's name as the file name.

Nominations should include and be limited to the following: (a) a nomination letter of not more than four pages indicating the qualifications of the candidate as these relate to the award criteria, (b) no more than three supporting letters from colleagues and current and former protégés, and (c) a copy of the nominee's vita.

For more information, contact:

Nancy Sidun, Committee Chair
Kaiser Permenante-Hawai'i
1441 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 778-0204

Past Recipients

2014: Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, PhD

2013:  Dr. Chris Dunkel Schetter, The University of California, Los Angeles, and Dr. Michelle Fine, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

2012:  Dr. Ruth E. Fassinger, University of Maryland College Park and John F. Kennedy University

2011:  Dr. Lucia Albino Gilbert, The University of Texas at Austin and Santa Clara University

2010:  Dr. Silvia Sara Canetto, Colorado State University

2009:  Dr. Linda Forrest, University of Oregon

2008:  Dr. Marci Lobel, State University of New York, Stony Brook

2007:  Dr. Lisa A. Goodman, Boston College