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.
even-numbered years (e.g., 2010, 2012),
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.,
2011, 2013), 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 2013 AP-LS Conference, the award
will be given to a teacher/mentor in
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
- Other 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 2013 award
is January 30, 2013.
Nomination packets should be e-mailed to:
Gina Vincent, Chair, Teaching and Mentoring
Award Committee for 2013
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