Nation’s leading group of education psychologists elects USC Rossier professor as president

Gale Sinatra will lead the education psychology division within the American Psychological Association

By Ross Brenneman

Gale Sinatra, a professor of psychology and education at USC Rossier, has been elected president of the education psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

The APA has more than 77,000 members; Sinatra will represent her 2,000-member division (Division 15) to APA leadership, in addition to leading programming, appointment of officers and overseeing the prominent journal Educational Psychologist.

“The need for psychological perspectives on learning, motivation, policy and practice has never been more important for our future,” Sinatra said. “As the intellectual home of educational psychology, Division 15 is well positioned to make a lasting impact on critical issues supporting a sustainable future.”

Sinatra’s term as president-elect begins in August; she will succeed Michael Nussbaum, a professor of education psychology and higher education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Sinatra said that her vision for the education psychology division includes fostering the next generation of scholars, promoting diversity within the division, showcasing the impact of educational psychology on practice and enhancing the group’s impact on education and public policy.

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