Special Committees, Workgroups and Additional Partners


Working Groups (WG) and Task Forces (TF)

There are several working groups in the Peace Division. Their purpose is to further the goals of the division.

Ethnicity and Peace (WG) :  works to increase understanding of the links between peace and ethnic conflict and to build ethnic and minority perspectives into the activities of the division.

Co-chair: Kathleen H. Dockett, EdD,  Department of Psychology and Counseling, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 20008

Co-Chair: Judith Van Hoorn , University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211

Feminism and Peace (WG) : Works to build connections between feminist scholarship and peace psychology and to integrate feminist perspectives into the life and activities of the Division.

Chair: Linda M. Woolf, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194

Immigration (TF): to draft a statement by December 1 that updates and expands on Division statements and positions. The TF draft will include a general statement regarding how peace psychology perspectives can be used to frame responses to the Arizona law as well as specific recommendations for how the Division, the Society, and individuals, including psychologists in the Division, can respond.

Peace and Education (WG) : Identifies and promotes application of peace psychology in education at all levels.

Chair: Linden Nelson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407

Spirituality and Humanitarian Practices (WG): Works to identify the values that sustain individuals and societies in their quest for a peaceful and less violent world. The group is interested also in the way that such values inform the practice of psychologists relevant to peacebuilding and violence prevention.

Chair: Steve Handwerker, The International Association for the Advancement of Human Welfare, 7300 W. Camino Real Ste. 229, Boca Raton, FL 33433

Personal Peacefulness (TF)

Chair:  Gregory Sims, Unicorn Youth Services, Philo, CA


Committees


Fellows Committee:
Chair: Ethel Tobach, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, NY, NY.
Finance Committee
Chair: John Gruszkos, 4901 Dickens Road, Suite 105, Richmond, VA 23230
           

Nominations and Elections
Chair:  Deborah Fish Ragin, Department of Psychology, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

Program Committee

Co Chair: Rebekah Phillips DeZalia Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Coastal Carolina Community College , 444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28546 rphillipsdezalia@gmail.com 

Co-Chair: Julie M. Levitt, 33 East Princeton Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2242

Publications Committee 

Chair:  Dan Christie, 351 Hawthorn Blvd., Delaware, Ohio 43015; 

Member: Michael R. Hulsizer, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119

Member: Susan Opotow, Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Member:  Janet Schofield, 517 LRDC, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA15260- 0001

Strategic Planning Committee:
Chair: Peter Coleman, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027


Special Tasks

Division Handbook: Linda M. Woolf, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194

Listserv Moderator: Caitlin O. Mahoney Department of Psychology, Metropolitan State University, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-5823; caitlin.mahoney@metrostate.edu 

Media Consultant: Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019

Peace Psychology Teaching Resource Collection: Linda M. Woolf, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194.


Liaisons

Division 48 maintains a relationship with several associations:

Division 2 (Society for Teaching of Psychology). The contact person for this division is Linda M. Woolf, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194.

Division 17 (Counseling Psychology).  The contact person for this division is Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019

Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology). The contact person for this division is Jean Maria Arrigo 110 Oxford Street, Irvine, CA 92612; (949) 854-8841

Division 27 (Community Psychology). The contact person for this committee is Kathleen Dockett, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 20008

Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice). The contact person for this division is Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019 

Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology) The contact person for this division is Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019

APA Presidential Task Force on Diversity: Julie Levitt, 33 East Princeton Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2242

Asian-American Psychological Association: Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019

Association for Black Psychologists: Deborah Fish Ragin, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 and Kathleen Dockett, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 20008.

National Latino/a Psychological Association: Eduardo I. Diaz, PhD, 13625 S.W. 82nd Court, Palmetto Bay, FL 33158-1010

Society of Indian Psychologists: Daniel M. Mayton II, Department of Psychology, Lewis-Clark State College, 500 Eighth Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501-2698