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Two faculty members elected to prestigious fellow status

September 3, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments


CONTACT: Kelli Gemmer
(850) 645-4637; kgemmer@fsu.edu

September 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two Florida State University College of Education professors have been elected to fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA): James Sampson, professor and associate dean for Faculty Development & Administration, and Steven Pfeiffer, professor and coordinator of the Counseling Psychology/School Psychology combined PhD program.

APA bestows the honor of fellow status to members whose work have made a national impact on the field of psychology and have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance.

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Steven Pfeiffer

“I was delighted to be elected to fellow status by the Division for Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts of the American Psychological Association,” said Pfeiffer. “Already a fellow of the APA Divisions of Psychotherapy, Child, Youth, and Family Services, and School Psychology, this was an especially gratifying honor because of my recent research and writing in the areas of creativity, emotional intelligence, and strengths of the heart.”

Pfeiffer’s research with gifted and high-ability children has been highly acclaimed in academia. He earned his PhD from an APA-accredited program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State since 2003.

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James Sampson

Sampson, who came to Florida State in 1982 after earning his PhD from the University of Florida five years prior, is the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Counseling and Career Development in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State.

Sampson’s research focus is on the examination and improvement of career development and computer applications in counseling and guidance. He has presented or consulted in 26 countries and has been honored with several awards throughout his career.

APA is the field of psychology’s largest scientific and professional organization in the United States. Pfeiffer and Sampson’s election to fellow status within the APA acknowledges the national impact that their research has made in the advancement of psychology.

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