Div. 35’s Newest Fellows

By Ingrid Johnston-Robledo

The SPW Fellows Committee welcomes the division’s newest initial fellows:

NiCole T. Buchanan, PhDNiCole T. Buchanan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) with an extensive publication record, primarily in the area of disparities due to race, gender, sexual orientation and their intersections. She is best known for her work on racialized sexual harassment among ethnic minority women. She is a consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly and has been an active member of both the Association for Women in Psychology and the executive committee for the society.

Debra M. Kawahara, PhDDebra M. Kawahara, PhD, is associate professor and assistant program director of the clinical psychology doctoral program at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She also maintains a private practice in San Diego, California. She recently co-edited a special issue of Women & Therapy on “Integrating the Personal and Social Voices of Latinas in Feminist Therapy” and previously published the book Feminist Reflections on Growth and Transformation: Asian American Women in Therapy. Her research and scholarship are in the areas of multicultural and feminist psychology, culturally competent services and supervision, women’s issues, Asian American mental health, and qualitative research methodology.

The SPW Fellows Committee, like fellows committees of all the APA divisions, has the honor and difficult task of nominating select members to be considered for initial fellow status within APA. These nominations then go to several different boards and committees within APA before a final determination is made. To be nominated for initial fellow status, the committee members must agree that the applicant has made “unusual and outstanding contributions” to the field of the psychology of women. Criteria the society values are extremely diverse, and include such accomplishments as sustained research contributions, outstanding teaching, editorships, administrative positions in psychology programs, professional service, and innovative therapeutic techniques. The next round of applications is due on Jan. 10, 2012 (see additional information about application materials).

The Fellows Committee also reviews applications for current fellow of Div. 35. These are individuals who are initial fellows of other divisions whose work has made important, sustained contributions to the psychology of women. These applications, which are only reviewed by the Fellows Committee, are due on April 15, 2012. The Fellows Committee consists of members of Div. 35 who are also fellows of the division. Please direct any queries about eligibility or the process to fellows chair, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo. For more information about becoming a fellow, please visit our fellowship page.

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