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Members who would like to be nominated for APA presi- dent-elect in 2018 are invited
to submit a statement of 50 words or
less. The statement will accompany the
online nomination ballot sent to all
members. Statements are optional and
not required in order to be nominated.
The deadline for potential candidates
to submit a statement is Jan. 16, 2017.
The 50-word limit will be strictly
enforced. Candidates are also welcome to
speak to APA’s Council of Representatives at its Feb. 24–25, 2017, meeting in
Washington, D.C., and are responsible
for their own transportation and lodging
The nomination election will be
conducted online and will begin Feb. 1,
with a 45-day balloting period. For more
information, contact Garnett Coad of
APA’s Governance Office at (202) 336-
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of the association. She served on the
APA Board of Directors from 2005–07,
and was named an APA fellow in 1996.
She has also served in many other
APA leadership roles, including on
APA’s Council of Representatives,
Finance Committee and Task Force
on Adolescent Girls. In addition, she
has served as president of APA Div. 35
(Society for the Psychology of Women).
Daniel’s career has focused primarily
on instruction, training and mento-
ring. Her contributions as a mentor
were recognized by Harvard Medical
School in 1998 when she received the A.
Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award—the first woman, the first
person of color and the first psychologist
to be so honored. She has since received
mentoring awards from the American
Psychological Association of Graduate
Students, the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
and the Society for the Psychology of
Women. Beginning in 2007, the latter
award was re-named the Strickland-Daniel Mentoring Award.
Daniel received her PhD from the
University of Illinois and was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the
Judge Baker Guidance Center in Boston.
APA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
MEMBERS ELECT DANIEL
AS THE ASSOCIATION’S
Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, has
been elected 2018 president of the
American Psychological Association.
She will serve as APA’s president-elect
The election was launched Sept. 15
and closed on Oct. 31. The final vote
Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD 9,553
Steven J. Reisner, PhD 4,941
Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD 3,048
Rodney L. Lowman, PhD 1,875
Ali M. Mattu, PhD 1,161
Daniel is director of training in psychology in the department of psychiatry
and associate director of the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Training Program in the Division of
Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.
In her election statement, Daniel
emphasized that psychology has “
extraordinary potential” to effect positive
change and that she wants to “help
move the discipline from potential
influence to powerful influence.” Her
extensive background has prepared her
to do that. Daniel has been an APA
member since 1978 and is the first African-American woman elected president