Division 54 Fellows

Call for Applications for APA Division 54 Fellows

Division 54 members are encouraged to consider becoming a candidate for Fellow of Division 54. Fellow status reflects recognition by colleagues and the APA of extraordinary contributions to our discipline. Criteria for recognition as a Fellow include having a national impact on psychology, sustained contributions to pediatric psychology for more than five years, distinctive contributions to pediatric psychology that are recognized by others as excellent, and contributions whose impact extends beyond the immediate setting in which the candidate works. Areas of unusual and outstanding contributions include research, teaching, administration, professional service and practice.  The Fellows Committee is primarily interested in the IMPACT that an individual has had on the field, preferably at the National and International level, in addition to a listing of work products like publications, presentations, grants and teaching/mentoring.  A major part of the Fellow’s application is the contact information for three (3) current Division 54 Fellows who have agreed to describe and attest to the applicant’s impact on their field.

Additional information may be found at the APA Fellows webpage or by reading this document.

Application Procedures

Completed materials need to be submitted no later than December 1 for consideration during the next cycle. Applications are reviewed by the Division 54 Fellows Committee, and if the review is positive, the Fellows Committee Chair forwards supporting materials to the APA Fellows Committee in February. The APA Fellows Committee then decides whether to endorse the application and forwards it to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives for a vote at the annual meeting.  Initial Fellow privileges are conferred at the start of the next calendar year.

Division 54 members who are interested in obtaining information about applying for Fellow status should refer to the APA Fellows webpage. Specifically, members need to state whether they are interested in applying for initial Fellow status or as a current Fellow. Members who hold Fellow status in another division (current Fellows) will have a different application process. Most of the application process can be completed electronically. There is a requirement for initial Fellow applicants to obtain three (3) endorsements from current Division 54 Fellows.

Fellows Committee

  • Chair (2014-): Ann Davis, PhD
  • Anthony Alioto, PhD (2019-)
  • Kris Berlin, PhD (2024-2026)
  • Ed Christophersen, PhD, ABPP (2010-)
  • Laura Shaffer, PhD (2024-2026)
  • Terry Stancin, PhD (2023-2025)
  • Kathy Zebracki, PhD (2020-)