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by SIOP Administrative Office

Deirdre Knapp Announced as New APA Council Rep

SIOP Fellow Deirdre J. Knapp was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives.

SIOP’s current APA representatives are Lori Foster Thompson, Rodney Lowman, John Scott, and Deborah Whetzel. Knapp will replace Scott on the board when she takes office January 1, 2015. Knapp will also serve on SIOP’s Executive Board of Directors.

The APA Council of Representatives is the legislative body of APA and has full power and authority over the affairs and funds of the association within the limitations set by the APA certificate of incorporation and the bylaws, including the power to review, upon its own initiative, the actions of any board, committee, division or affiliated organization. Council is composed of representatives of divisions, representatives of state, provincial and territorial psychological associations (SPTAs), and the members of the APA Board of Directors.

Knapp is vice president and director of HumRRO’s Research & Consulting Operations Division. She earned her Ph.D. (1984) from Bowling Green State University and is a fellow of SIOP, the Society of Military Psychology, and APA. She was founding chair of SIOP’s External Relations Committee and previously served on the SIOP Executive Board for four years as an APA Council Representative (2006-2009). Deirdre was SIOP’s observer on the last APA ethics code revision task force and crafted language to make the code more suitable for I-O psychologists. Deirdre is active in other professional organizations, including the Association of Test Publishers and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. She has been president of the Society of Military Psychology and the Personnel Council of Metropolitan Washington. She frequently presents at conferences on topics ranging from measurement and other technical matters to professional issues. She served on a National Academy of Sciences panel evaluating the impact of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards advanced teacher certification program and was on an NAS committee to conduct a workshop on the assessment of 21st century skills in schools.

Read the spreadsheet of the election results here.