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Division 52 Congratulates newly-elected Board Members for the 2018 term

President-Elect: Nancy Sidun
Treasurer: Martha Zlokovich
Student Representative: Adetutu Adjibose

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D52 sidun

 

President Elect:     
Nancy Sidun, PsyD

Short Biography

 

It is an honor to run for President-Elect of Division 52, which I have always considered my professional APA “home.” I feel an immense commitment to our division and its mission as it has enhanced the work of many psychologists, including my own as a clinician, scholar, author, and activist. My investment regarding human rights issues, especially related to women, was supported significantly by Div52’s executive committee who encouraged me to lead and develop a Div52 Task Force (TF) on Human Trafficking (HT); this work ultimately became the launching platform for a system-wide APA TF on HT of Women and Girls and Council approved report. My involvement with Div52 in many capacities (i.e. member and chair of various committees, convention co-coordinator, and Federal Advocacy Coordinator) has provided me with a deep understanding of our division. If elected, I intend to continue the significant and important work that has begun with our strategic planning. Engaging our international leaders, members, early career psychologists, and students would be one of my top priorities coupled with fostering transparency of our division’s work. Additionally I would like to increase Div52’s voice within APA and with other international psychological organizations by taking a more active stance on global events. I will reach out to engage all psychologists and professional organizations involved internationally, endorse and support collaboration among non-US and US-based psychologists, and promote Div52 as a leader among divisions on social justice issues. I welcome the opportunity to serve as your President-Elect and would greatly appreciate your vote.

 

 

Bio Zlokovich

 

Treasurer:     
Martha Zlokovich, PhD

Short Biography

 

Dr. Martha S. Zlokovich completed her BA in psychology at UCLA (concentration in German), and MS and PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Zlokovich was a faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University for 17 years. She joined Psi Chi in 2008 as its second Executive Director. Dr. Zlokovich lived in Germany as a high school exchange student, after which her parents hosted exchange students from Germany, Belgium, Japan, Mexico, and Italy over the years. She and her husband hosted an exchange student from Germany – the daughter of her German “sister.” She speaks German and is (slowly) learning French, Italian, and Spanish. 

Dr. Zlokovich’s experiences as an exchange student – as well as Psi Chi becoming an international honor society in 2009 – inspired her to become involved with international students and issues. Since becoming Psi Chi's Executive Director, she has traveled on behalf of Psi Chi to meetings in the Bahamas, South Africa, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and most recently led a group of students and faculty on a trip to Havana, Cuba. She works with universities outside the US that wish to apply for a Psi Chi chapter, has served chair of D2 International Relations in Psychology Committee, and as Psi Chi’s liaison to APA's Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP). In 2008 Psi Chi had one international affiliate chapter in Canada, and now has approved 18 chapters in 13 countries outside of the US 50 states. Dr. Zlokovich has previously served D52 on the Membership Committee, as liaison to CIRP, as a reviewer for D52 awards and grants, and on the Building Bridges with Psi Chi Committee, which reviews applications for the D52/Psi Chi APA Travel Grant. She is interested in serving as Treasurer on the D52 Board in order to support the Division and its objectives. 

 

 

D52 Adjibose

 

Student Representative:   
Adetutu Adjibose

Short Biography

 

The emerging field of international psychology aims to promote communication and networking and cross-cultural comparison, scholarship, practice, and pedagogy (Stevens & Gielen, 2007).
I am a clinical Psy.D. student with a concentration in African and Caribbean Mental Health and Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR). I am interested in addressing mental health disparities and serving culturally diverse individuals and communities locally and across the globe.
As a student who has been deeply involved in international immersions to promote psychology and develop curricula, I am passionate and confident in my ability to encourage and inspire the development of new leaders in the field of international psychology. My aim is to create awareness in the student community through outreach, developing workshops that may offer CE credits, developing a newsletter that will continue to highlight the relevance of this field and, most importantly, to work on creating opportunities for international immersions for students of psychology. Being a leader in any field requires an in-depth understanding that goes beyond knowledge acquired from textbooks. Creating tangible and life-changing experiences is the key not only to inspiring the development of new leaders; it is key to retention. Being elected to the position of student representative would offer me the opportunity to promote and make a difference in the field of international psychology.

 
  
 

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