The Early Career Psychology (ECP) Committee is pleased to introduce Dr. Jessica Ford as our new Chair-Select. Dr. Ford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University and an inaugural 2018 recipient of Division 19’s ECP Professional Development Awards. As I transition to Past Chair, Dr. Neil Shortland will assume the ECP Chair role. Dr. Shortland is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. We have had a tremendous year strengthening our relationship with our student members, and in addition to our transition committee leadership, we welcome Michelle Koster as our Student-ECP liaison.
I want to express how much I have enjoyed serving as ECP Committee Chair. I am grateful for the support of senior division leadership in the professional development and inclusion of ECPs across governance, as shown by our increased presence on boards and committees, our new professional development grants and the launch of the Society’s Leadership Program. It is an exciting time to be an ECP, and I look forward to seeing what we accomplish in 2019!
Ryan R. Landoll, Ph.D., ABPP, Maj, USAF
Division 19 APA Program Chair
Division 19 Early Career Psychology Committee Past Chair