MPA Officers and Committees

MPA Council

Duane Wegener - MPA President (2019 Meeting)
The Ohio State University

Linda J. Skitka - MPA Past President (2018 Meeting)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ximena Arriaga - MPA President-Elect (2020 Meeting)
Purdue University

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo - Council Member (2016-2019)
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Robyn Mallett - Council Member (2017-2020)
Loyola University Chicago

Heather Claypool - Council Member (2018-2021) 
Miami University

Appointed Officers

Michael J. Bernstein - Executive Officer (2018-2020)
Penn State University Abington

Daren Kaiser - Treasurer (2015-2018)
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Lorraine Grogan - Convention Manager (2016-2021) ConferenceDirect

Allen R. McConnell - Investment Committee Chair
Miami University

Bernard L. Dugoni - Historian
University of Chicago

Program Committee 

The program committee plans the Annual Meeting and reviews submissions.

Kimberly Rios - Program Moderator (2019 Meeting)
Ohio University

Heather M. Claypool - Miami University                                 (2017-2019)
Elizabeth Kiel Luebbe - Miami University                                      (2017-2019)                                                                               Robyn K. Mallett - Loyola University Chicago                               (2017-2019)                                                                                      Dennis K. Miller - University of Missouri                                       (2017-2019) 

Jeanette Altarriba - SUNY Albany
Stephanie Cacioppo - University of Chicago
Amanda Dykema-Engblade - Northeastern University

Shira Gabriel - State University of New York Buffalo
Verena Graupmann - DePaul University
Marie Nebel-Schwalm - Illinois Wesleyan University
Thomas Redick - Purdue University
Doug Wallace - Northern Illinois University
Jim Wirth - The Ohio State University at Newark

MPA Fellows

Fellow status is the highest honor MPA can award a member. Selection requires evidence of significant contributions to the discipline of psychology and/or service to MPA in terms of scholarship, productivity, leadership, and visibility. Fellow status also requires at least three years of MPA membership and at least five years of experience subsequent to the doctoral degree. Fellow selection is made annually by a committee including the President-elect, current President, and past President of MPA.

If you know of an MPA member who you think deserves Fellow status, please nominate that person by sending a brief email to the MPA Executive Officer before February 1st. MPA is also happy to accept self-nominations for fellows.

List of MPA Fellows


Local Representatives of MPA

Local representatives serve as liaisons between MPA and university Psychology Departments or other programs and institutions. All colleges and universities should have a local MPA representative. If your institution is not listed and you’d like to serve as a local rep, please contact the MPA Executive Officer.

List of Local Representatives


Duane Wegener
2019 MPA President 

Contact the MPA Executive Officer.

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