SPSP is seeking a diverse pool of candidates for the next election cycle of Board members (positions starting January 2018). Members of the SPSP Board help guide the future and vision of the organization and field. Please consider adding your name to the ballot or identifying a colleague who you think would be a good candidate. Prior involvement in SPSP leadership is not a requirement.

The following positions will be on the ballot this spring:

  • (2) Member at Large – three year term (must be 8 years out of graduate school)
  • President – three year term, including president-elect and past president (must be 15 years out of graduate school)

“Taking on a leadership role in the society is a fantastic way to have a voice in what our society is and how to do our science better,” said Toni Schmader, who is rotating off the Board this month. “Since serving on the board, I've also been inspired by so many people who volunteer their time build our community and share our work with each other and the broader world.”

In addition to leading current projects and guiding new ones, serving on the SPSP Board is a great opportunity to network with other colleagues.

“I was surprised to discover all of the things that SPSP does for our field when I served on the board,” said Jenni Beer, who served from 2012-2015. “I have had the opportunity to work with colleagues who I may not have met otherwise. It also opened my eyes to many service opportunities that I actually enjoy!”

To nominate yourself or a colleague, please complete this simple form here. Nominations should be completed by 5 pm January 11.

If you have questions about the election or nomination process, please contact 2017 Past President Wendy Wood (president@spsp.org) or Executive Director Chad Rummel (director@spsp.org).


Wendy Wood, 2017 Elections Chair

Chad Rummel, Executive Director