MPA Officers and Committees

MPA Council

John Pryor; MPA President (2015 Meeting);
Illinois State University

Margo Monteith; MPA Past-President (2014 Meeting);
Purdue University

William Graziano; MPA President-Elect (2016 Meeting);
Purdue University

Amanda Diekman; Council member (2012-2015);
Miami University

Edward Hirt; Council member (2013-2016);
Indiana University

Meera Komarraju; Council member (2014-2017);
Southern Illinois University

Appointed Officers

William Merriman; Secretary (2014-2017);
Kent State University

Daren Kaiser; Treasurer (2012-2015);
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Phillip Finney; Convention Manager

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

Bernard Dugoni; Local Arrangements Coordinator
and Historian; 
University of Chicago

Joseph Ferrari; Volunteer Coordinator;
DePaul University

Steve Nida, Convention Affairs Coordinator,
The Citadel


Program Committee 

The program committee plans the Annual Meeting and reviews submissions.

Alycia Hund; Program Moderator;
Illinois State University
(2015 Meeting)

Michael Bernstein - Pennsylvania State University
Tom Carr - Michigan State University
Jason Chan - Iowa State University
Tracy DeHart - Loyola University Chicago

Renae Franiuk - Aurora University

Johnathan Forbey - Ball State University
Helen C. Harton - University of Northern Iowa

Joel T. Nadler - Southern Illinois University

Kimberly Rios - University of Chicago
Douglas Wallace - Northern Illinois University
Erica Weisgram - University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Ryan Yoder - Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne

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 Secretary 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 Secretary.

List of Local Representatives


John Pryor

John B. Pryor, MPA President

Contact the MPA Secretary.

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