MPA Officers and Committees

MPA Council

Allen R. McConnell - MPA President (2017 Meeting)
Miami University

William G. Graziano -  MPA Past President (2016 Meeting)
Purdue University 

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

Meera Komarraju - Council Member (2014-2017)
Southern Illinois University

Ximena Arriaga - Council Member (2015-2018)
Purdue University

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

Appointed Officers

William E. Merriman - Executive Officer (2014-2017)
Kent State University

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

Lorraine Grogan - Convention Manager (2016-2021) ConferenceDirect

Donal Carlston & Allen R. McConnell -
Investment Committee Co-chairs
Purdue & Miami Universities

Bernard L. Dugoni - Local Arrangements Coordinator
and Historian, 
University of Chicago

 Program Committee 

The program committee plans the Annual Meeting and reviews submissions.

Helen C. Harton - Program Moderator;                             University of Northern Iowa (2017 Meeting)

Melissa Buelow - The Ohio State University Newark
Tom Carr - Michigan State University
(2015-2017)                                                                                      Heather M. Claypool - Miami University                                 (2017-2019)
Katherine S. Corker - Grand Valley State University
(2016-2018)                                                                                       Elizabeth Kiel Luebbe - Miami University                                      (2017-2019)                                                                               Robyn K. Mallett - Loyola University Chicago                               (2017-2019)                                                                                      Dennis K. Miller - University of Missouri                                       (2017-2019) 

Donald A. Saucier - Kansas State University 
Renée M. Tobin - Illinois State University
Douglas G. Wallace - Northern Illinois University

Eric D. Wesselmann - Illinois State University

Jennifer Wiley - University of Illinois at Chicago

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


           Allen R. McConnell

Contact the MPA Executive Officer.

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