Every year The American Psychology-Law Society confers an award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in the Field of Psychology and Law to recognize teaching excellence in a variety of contexts. The winner of the award will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society.
- In even-numbered years (e.g., 2012, 2014), the award will be given to a teacher/mentor from a program/department that is undergraduate-only or MA-terminus (category 1).
In odd-numbered years (e.g., 2013, 2015), the award will be given to a teacher/mentor from a program/department that is doctoral-granting or post-doctoral granting; including law schools, medical schools, and non-university positions such as hospitals, clinics, or other organizations. The primary requirement is that the recipient have taught/mentored graduate and/or post-doctoral students (category 2).
At the 2014 AP-LS Conference, the award will be given to a teacher/mentor in category 1.
Nominees should be persons who have made substantial contributions to student training in the field of psychology and law. To be eligible, an individual must have held a Ph.D. or J.D. degree for at least 10 years, and must have been teaching and/or mentoring students in psychology and law for at least 7 years.
The nomination package
should be e-mailed directly to the Chair of the
Award committee (listed below). The nomination
package must be no more than 15 total pages and
should include the following:
- Nominee’s statement (1-2 pages) of
teaching/mentoring philosophy, goals, and accomplishments,
especially as related to the field of psychology and law.
- Abbreviated curriculum vitae (3 pages
- Summarized student evaluations (student
evaluations should be recent and include at least three years)
- At least one, but no more than three, supporting letters from peer reviewers or students
relevant documentation such as descriptions of current and past student achievements; mentoring in one-on-one teaching contexts (e.g., advising, clinical supervision); teaching in the community (e.g., workshops that bring psychology and law to applied audiences); teaching-related committee work or scholarship; development of new curricula, courses, course materials, or instructional methods.
Self nominations are
Deadlines and Contact
The submission deadline for the 2014 award
is January 15, 2014.
Nomination packets should be e-mailed to:
Gina Vincent, Chair, Teaching and Mentoring
Award Committee for 2014
To be Awarded: Recipients
of the award will receive $500 and a plaque
at the AP-LS conference.
Previous Award Winners:
2012 Amye R. Warren (Category 1)
2011 Brian Bornstein (Category 2)
2010 Mark Costanzo (Category 1)
2009 Ronald Roesch (Category 2)
2008 Edie Greene (Category 1)
2007 N. Dickson Reppucci (Category 2)
2006 Beth Schwartz (Category 1)
2005 Bette Bottoms and Jim Ogloff
2004 Margaret Bull Kovera
1996 Gail Goodman; 1st time this award