D51 Governance 

"Serving in Division 51 has been a tremendous boon to my career. The connections I made here are a major reason I have such a great faculty position today" - Ryon C. McDermott, Ph.D.

Division 51 Positions (Updated as of 1/22/21)


Elected Officers

(Terms starts August 2020 at the APA Convention and ends August 2020 at Convention)

Board Members

Dr. Rory Remer (2022 President)

Dr. Daniel Ellenberg (2021 Past President)


Dr. Ryon C. McDermott (2023 President Elect) 

Dr. Pierre Azzam (Member at Large – sexual and gender minority slate) 

Dr. Larry Beer (APA Council Representative) 

Dr. Shalena Heard  (Member at Large – open slate)

Dr. Bill Johnson (Member at Large –  racial/ethnic minorities slate) 

Dr. Cori J. Calkins (Member at Large - women’s slate)

Dr. Chris Reigeluth (Secretary) 

Dr. Randa Remer-Eskridge (Treasurer) 

Dr. Ori Lidor (Member at Large – early career professionals slate)

Kevin Silva (Member at Large – student slate)

Appointed Officers​ &

Chairs of Committees

Dr. Brian Cole, Dr. Danny Singley & Dr. Sonia Molloy (Co-chairs, Membership and Recruitment Committee) 

Drs. Michele Harway (Finance Committee)

Dr. Pierre Azzam & Callie Mims (2021 & 2022 APA Program) 

Dr. Mark Kiselica (Fellows Committee)

Dr. Ronald  Levant, Larry Beer & Dr. Holly Sweet (Division 51 Advisory Committee)

Dr. Joel Wong (Publications Committee)

Dr. Daniel Ellenberg (Nominations and Elections Committee) 

Dr. Daniel Ellenberg (Awards Committee) 

Kevin Silva (Student Advisory Committee)

Other Key Personnel 


List Serv Moderator

Dr. Ryon McDermott and Tyler Bradstreet

Journal Editor

Dr. Joel Wong 

Social media and website team

Dr. Ryon McDermott (Communications and Media Director)  

Representatives to APA coalitions and consortiums

Dr. Shalena Heard (Representative for APA interdivisional coalition for Psychology in Schools) 

Dr. Christopher Liang (Representative for social justice division consortium)

Dr. Ronald Levant (Policy Advisor)

Heads of Special Interest Groups

Dr. Jon Davies (Applied and Professional Practice)

Dr. Will Elder (Sexual and Gender Minorities)

Dr. Shalena Heard (Racial and Ethnic Minorities)

Thomas Parkman (Students)

Dr. Christopher Reigeluth (Violence and Trauma)

Dr. Holly Sweet (Mentoring)

Conveners, Division 51 Task Forces for Strategic Planning


Dr. Daniel Singley (Task Force 1:  Membership)

Dr. William Elder (Task Force 2: Diversity)

Dr. Holly Sweet (Task Force 3:  Outreach to APA divisions and outside organizations involved with the psychology of men and masculinities)

Dr. Edward Adams (Task Force 4:  Outreach to the public about men’s issues)

Dr. David Whitcomb (Task Force 5:  Division governance)


Drs. Chris Reigeluth and Andrew Smiler (Task Force 6: Boys in School)

creigeluth@pacificu.edu and andrew.smiler@GMAIL.COM