Joseph de Rivera, Department of Psychology, Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610
Dr. de Rivera is interested in emotional experience and when our feelings and narratives lead us to care for others and act on their behalf (rather than paralyze us or lead us to be destructive). He teaches social psychology and peace studies, and his research has focused on describing the structure and dynamics of emotion in individuals and collective life. What is the role of positive emotions such as joy? When does anger lead to political action? Can we predict emotional climates and influence a culture of peace? How can love rather than fear govern our imagination and determine our behavior?
Julie M. Levitt, 33 East Princeton Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2242
President Elect - Elect
Eduardo I. Diaz, Miami-Dade County Commission on Human Rights, Miami, FL
Kathleen Dockett, Department of Psychology and Counseling, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC 20008
Dr. Kathleen H. Dockett is Professor, Department of Psychology and Counseling at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Currently she is secretary of the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology and APA Council of Representatives-elect (2011-2013) for Division 48. She serves on the advisory board of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. As a community psychologist and licensed practitioner, she has conducted research on Buddhism as a resource for the promotion of personal and societal well-being; resilience among African American students; psychological sense of community and citizen participation in nonviolence protest; and the identification and elimination of risk factors for HIV/AIDS among HBCU students. Dr. Dockett is author of numerous publications and national conference presentations on these topics. Her books include Psychology and Buddhism: From Individual to Global Community, co-edited with Rita Dudley Grant and Peter Bankart.
John Gruszkos, 4901 Dickens Road, Suite 105, Richmond, VA 23230
APA Council Representatives:
Judith Van Hoorn, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211, and
Albert Valencia, Department of Counseling & Special Education, California State University, Fresno , CA 93740-8001
Albert's academic and research interests include university student retention, domestic violence, multicultural issues in education and counseling, the effects of violence on children, and the applied perspectives of conflict resolution, reconciliation, and peace.
Zoi Andalcio, Men's Health and Recovery, Boston Public Health Commission, 774 Albany Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118
Judy Kuriansky, Columbia University Teachers College, New York , NY 10019 and
Peter Coleman, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
Dr. Peter T. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology
from Columbia University. He is currently Associate Professor of
Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a
joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute and
teaches courses in Conflict Resolution, Social Psychology, and Social
Science Research. Dr. Coleman is Director of the International Center
for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College,
Columbia University, Chair of Columbia University’s Advanced
Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (ACCCC), and a
research affiliate of the International Center for Complexity and
Conflict (ICCC) at The Warsaw School for Social Psychology in Warsaw,
Poland. He has conducted research on ingroup/outgroup formation, the
mediation of inter-ethnic conflict, intractable conflict, complexity
theory and conflict, identity formation, moral emotions, ripeness and
conflict, and on the conditions and processes which foster the
constructive use of social power. In 2003, he became the first
recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological
Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict,
and Violence. Dr. Coleman co-edits The Handbook of Conflict
Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000; 2nd edition 2006), and has
authored over 60 journal articles and chapters. He is also a New York
State certified mediator and experienced consultant.
Rachel MacNair, Institute for Integrated Social Analysis, 811 E 47th St, Kansas City , MO 64110-1683
I majored in Peace and
Conflict Studies at Earlham College back in 1978.
Student and Early Career (SEC) Chair:
Rebekah Phillips DeZalia, Ph.D.
APA Convention Program Chair:
Rebekah Phillips DeZalia, Ph.D.
Linda M. Woolf, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194