The Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of the American Psychological Association) has announced that Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies Stephanie Shields is the 2016 recipient of the Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychology of Women. Professor Shields is being recognized for her mentorship and support for the psychology community, as well as for her work in organizing the First and Second Institutes for Academic Feminist Psychologists.
This award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has served the Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association, in a variety of significant ways over a substantial period of time, as did Sue Rosenberg Zalk. The Award will be presented at the 2016 APA convention and carries a $500 honorarium.
At the time of her death in 2001, Sue Rosenberg Zalk, PhD, was book series editor. In the course of over 20 years of service to the division, Zalk was APA program chair and chaired committees and task forces on recruitment, fellows selection, awards, the Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant, mentoring, feminist submissions to mainstream journals, and the urban initiative, and was liaison to Div. 51 (Psychology of Men & Masculinity) and the Association for Psychological Science. She rarely missed an Executive Committee meeting and was forthright, insightful, strategic, and diplomatic in her comments. She also assisted other committee chairs with their responsibilities and was a mentor and friend to many SPW members.
Congratulations to Professor Shields for this honor!