Div. 37 Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the Div. 37 Board of Directors and 16 representatives.

Erlanger "Earl" Turner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University
Email Erlanger "Earl" Turner

Past President
Amy Damashek, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Telephone: (269) 387-4920
Email Amy Damashek

President-Elect (2020)
Elizabeth (Liz) T. Gershoff, PhD
Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712  
Telephone: (512) 471-4800
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Jennifer Woolard, PhD (2020-22)
Associate Professor 
Department of Psychology 
Georgetown University 
Washington, D.C.
Telephone: (202) 687-9258
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Paula Fite, PhD (2018-20)
Clinical Child Psychology Program
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Telephone: (785) 864-1887
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Member at Large - Advocacy Coordinator
Mel Schneiderman, PhD (2020-22)
Senior Vice President
Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection
The New York Foundling
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Member at Large - Communications and Technology
Sonia Rubens, PhD (2018-20)  
Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling Psychology
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Telephone: (408) 551-3643
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Member at Large - Early Career Professionals
Paul M. Shawler, PhD (2020-22)
Chief Psychologist
Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Telephone: (405) 530-2921
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Member at Large - Task Force Coordinator and Diversity Issues
Mirian E. Ofonedu, PhD, LCSW-C (2019-21)
Director of Training
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Faculty, Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Mental Health
Faculty Affiliate, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Baltimore, MD 21244
Telephone: (443) 923-9592
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Representative to APA Council  
Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, ABPP  (2017-19)
131 E. Broad Street 
Suite 201   
Falls Church, VA 22046   
Telephone: (703) 237-3249
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Editor, The Advocate  
Jill McLeigh, PhD (2018-20)
Research Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
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Editor, Advances in Child and Family Policy and Practice
Lisa Gennetian, PhD (2018-21)
Research Professor
Institute for Human Development and Social Change
New York University
Telephone: 917-319-9485
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Program Chair, 2020 APA Convention
Thomas Gross, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Psychology
Department of Psychology 
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Membership Chair
Mindy Willing, PsyD, MPH
Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow
Section for Population Behavioral Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Rush University Medical Center 
Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone: (347) 678-8429
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Elections Chair
Amy Damashek, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Telephone: (269) 387-4920
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Fellows Chair
Rick Jay Short, PhD (2020-22)
Dean and Professor of Psychology
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Box 416
Houston, Texas 77058-1098
Telephone: (281) 283-3300
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Social Media Chair
Spencer Evans, PhD (2019-20)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Telephone: (617) 495-3515
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Graduate Student Representative
Nekolas Milton (2020)
University of San Francisco
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President, Section on Child Maltreatment
Stephanie Block, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Telephone: (978) 934-3937
Email Stephanie Block

Date created: 2013