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APA Elections Now Open


by SIOP Administrative Office

SIOP Formally Endorses Shullman for President and Camara for Board of Directors

The election for the American Psychological Association (APA) president began September 14, and will close October 29, 2018. The ballot also has two slates for APA Board of Directors.

Ballots were sent to all APA Fellows, Members, and Voting Associates. Members who have an email address on file with APA will be sent the ballot by email. Those members who do not have an email address will be sent a paper ballot and will have the option to vote online or by mail.

APA members nominated five candidates to appear on the 2019 president-elect ballot. SIOP President Talya Bauer sent all candidates three questions that are directly related to SIOP interests. Four of the five candidates responded and their full answers appear on the SIOP website. 

Read the candidates answers here!

The SIOP Executive Board approved a motion from the four APA Council Representatives representing SIOP/Division 14 (Georgia T. Chao, Gary Latham, Jeff McHenry, and Stephen Stark), to formally endorse Sandra (Sandy) Shullman for APA president and Wayne Camara for APA Board of Directors.

SIOP’s endorsement of Sandy Shullman is based on the following information:

  • Sandy Shullman is a member of SIOP.  She is also a member of Divisions 13, 35, 38, 42, 44, and 45 and a Fellow in Divisions 1, 17, and 31.
  • Her scholarship and publication focus is on leadership development, leadership and ambiguity, global leadership challenges, diversity and sexual harassment.  She is coauthor to a book on performance feedback and assessment.
  • She has extensive experience in APA governance, including service on APA’s Board of Directors, chairing several APA committees (Board of Professional Affairs, APA Good Governance Project, Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology), and serving on Executive Boards in Divisions 13 17, 42, and 44.

Sandy’s vision to “create a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive organization that welcomes all psychologists, nationally and globally” is more aligned with SIOP’s mission than any of the other candidates.  To her credit, she attended the General Applied Psychology & Practice (GAPP) caucus meeting and met with all SIOP Council representatives during the COR meetings in early March.

Last year, SIOP formally endorsed Rosie Phillips Bingham – she is now APA’s President-Elect.  Rosie is sensitive to increasing I-O content in general psychology textbooks and we hope to work with her on this common goal.

SIOP’s endorsement of Wayne Camara is based on the following information:

  • Experience in SIOP and APA governance
  • Expert in measurement, applied science, and business principles
  • Dedicated to data-based decision making, fiscal responsibility, and transparency

Wayne is currently the Horace Mann Research Chair at ACT and served as senior vice president of Research at ACT (2013-2017) and vice president of R&D at the College Board (1994-2013) for nearly 25 years.

Wayne’s service to SIOP and APA is extensive.  He was a leader in APA’s Science Directorate from 1987-1994, (Interim and Associate Executive Director), he provided strong and stable leadership for scientists and worked closely with APA’s Board and Council during turbulent times, which were marked by the creation of APS.  He served in leadership for Divisions 1, 5, and 14 (SIOP); as president of ATP, NCME, and vice-president of AERA; two terms on APA Council; chair of the Testing Standards management committee, on CODAPAR and currently on CIDP. Wayne was elected a fellow of SIOP, APA Divisions 1 and 5, AERA, APS, and the New York Academy of Sciences. He served on the SIOP executive committee from 1988-2003, including two terms on the APA Council of Representatives. He is recipient of SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award, a member of the 2003 Committee to revise the Principles for the Validation and Use of Employment Selection Procedures, as well as project director for the 1999 Testing Standards and member of ISO Standard 10667 on psychological and organizational assessment.

Wayne has broad experience across professional and scientific associations and executive leadership experience. If elected he will bring his expertise in measurement, applied science, and business principles to the Board, as well as a passion for demonstrating the relevance and importance of what psychology can do for society.  His goal is to bring data-based decision making, fiscal responsibility, transparency, and collaboration across members and organizations in advancing APA’s strategic vision.

Please VOTE! 

APA has more than 71,000 voting members, but it only took 4,606 to elect Rosie Phillips Davis to APA president last year.  There are about 1,400 SIOP members who are eligible to vote in APA elections.  We can make an impact on APA elections --- please vote your conscience before the October 29 deadline! 

Read FAQs about SIOP and the APA Presidential Election process. Find more details about the ballot process here. For information about all candidates, go to the APA website elections page