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Congratulations New APA Representative!


by SIOP Administrative Office

Stephen Stark Recently Elected to APA Council

Results of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives election have been received from the APA office.

SIOP is pleased to announce that Fellow Stephen Stark, University of South Florida, has been elected to serve as an APA Council Representative for Division 14. Stark will join the SIOP Executive Board effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a 3-year term.

Stark will replace Lori Foster, whose term will expire at the end of December. Read the spreadsheet of the election results here.

The 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 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 Board of Directors.

Stephen Stark is a professor and associate chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida. He graduated in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD and AM in psychology (major in industrial-organizational psychology and a minor in quantitative) and in 1991 from the University of New Orleans with a BS in physics. Dr. Stark’s research and teaching focuses on measurement and selection with an emphasis on item response theory (IRT) forced-choice models, computerized adaptive testing, differential item functioning, and aberrant response detection. Dr. Stark became a Fellow of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and American Psychological Association in 2014. He is currently co-editor and the 2017 incoming editor of the International Journal of Testing. He also serves on the editorial boards of Applied Psychological Measurement, Personnel Assessment and Decisions, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is on the GRE Technical Advisory Committee, the International Test Commission Council, and is a 2017 conference program co-chair for the American Educational Research Association Division D.