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  1. Stephen L. Weber
    Posted February 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    At Oswego, Kurt was an effective and well-respected dean. Included among his major strengths were faculty relationships and his own active research agenda. When I hired Kurt, I knew that he had a scholarly interest in diversity, one of my themes as President. However, his work in diversifying the Arts and Sciences’ faculty, sometimes against pressures to resist such efforts, effectively helped to broaden the representativeness of our faculty. Perhaps most remarkably, he hired five Native American faculty members in his five years as Dean of Arts and Sciences. Moreover, this hard work on his part helped us both to increase the numbers of underrepresented students and to diversify the general education curriculum, which had a distinctively Western orientation. I also remember when deans were instructed to reduce budgets by 10%, for example, given the state cuts that we were facing. However, deans had to continue to provide equivalent service even after the cuts. Kurt was able to make such changes while he continued to stress improvement to the quality of his college. He was comfortable in so doing, and his college added something like 10 new programs during the years he was dean — rather remarkable given that there had been no new majors in that college during the 10 years prior to his arrival.

    Stephen L Weber, Ph.D.
    President Emeritus at San Diego State University

  2. Wayne Camara
    Posted March 7, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Kurt has had significant impact on the use of psychological and educational assessments with special populations throughout his career. In the early 90’s Kurt convened an invitational conference focusing on testing of Hispanics which resulted in an APA published book. This was the first scientific and applied conference to focus on this population and the resulting publication still stands as the definitive contribution for addressing assessment of Hispanics across a variety of settings.

    Wayne Camara
    Vice President, Research & Development, The College Board

  3. Stephen G. Sireci
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    I have known Kurt as a Professor, Department Chair, Dean, Academic Vice President, Researcher, Psychologist, Mentor, Friend, and advocate for the rights of women, gays and lesbians, and ethnic and linguistic minorities. His is a person with great intellect, a giant heart, and natural leadership ability. Our current society needs an active and influential APA, and Kurt is the strong, yet compassionate leader we need to strategically position APA in our global society to support the needs of our diverse and talented membership.

    Stephen Sireci
    Professor of Educational Policy, Research, & Administration
    Director, Center for Educational Assessment
    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  4. Ruth Strudler
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    How lucky APA is to have a nominee of Dr. Kurt Geisinger’s caliber. I have known Dr. Geisinger for about 10 years, and worked directly under him as dean of the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas while he was the VPAA. Aside from his incredible knowledge of post-secondary education, he was my mentor, as well as a mentor for everyone who reported to him. Kurt’s leadership at the University of St. Thomas not only got us through a difficult accreditation, but his ability to work with his peers, and with those who reported to him made the work environment both positive and productive. He is both a leader and a team player. He creates a synergism in the work place that makes everyone perform at a high level. He is most enthusiastic when he sees not only those who report to him, but his graduate students as well, go beyond expectations. Aside from that, he is a genuinely nice person.

    Dr. Ruth Strudler, Emeritus Dean, School of Education, University of St. Thomas,
    President, Foundation for the School for Young Children,
    Director, Robert J. Strudler Diagnostic and Remediation Center

  5. Robert Folger
    Posted May 8, 2013 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    I have known Kurt since college days when he and I both went to Davidson. In fact, he was my “little brother” in the social organization to which we both belonged (because I chose him out of the incoming class). It has been a great pleasure to watch his continuing accumulation of accolades, honors, awards, and positions of increased responsibility over the years. I endorse him for APA president in the strongest possible terms, with the greatest enthusiasm. I’m excited to know that someone of his calibers is willing to seek this position of leadership in APA. I know our Association will benefit enormously if he is elected. I urge everyone who reads this to tell two (or more) friends, who will tell two (or more) friends, who will tell two (or more) friends….Kurt is exactly the kind of person we need at the helm of APA.

    Robert Folger
    Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics
    College of Business Administration
    University of Central Florida
    Orlando, FL

  6. Kenneth Sher
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Curators’ Professor of Psychological Sciences
    University of Missouri
    Columbia, MO

  7. George Huba
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Dr. Kurt Geisinger is an exceptional candidate for APA President. In deciding whether to vote for Dr. Geisinger, you might wish to consider his proven track record in three areas. First, Dr. Geisinger has had a distinguished career as a specialist in psychological measurement applied to address “real” educational and clinical questions. Second, Dr. Geisinger has had an exceptional career in administrative and leadership positions. He is an enthusiastic and exceptional team builder, a supportive colleague, and a decisive decision maker. Dr. Geisinger is extremely effective in consensus building which I believe is quite important for an APA President. Third, Kurt has had a long history of involvement with APA governance and has thought extensively about the major issues facing APA. He has also been exposed to the positions of major stakeholder groups and seen data from many of the studies APA has done to guide its policy and management decisions. Kurt is the type of person you want guiding a large, diverse, and vibrant professional organization, helping the many different voices be heard and the best decisions made utilizing the expertise of our many experts in all fields of psychology. On a personal level, I judge Dr. Geisinger to be a person who the many constituencies of APA can trust to guide our Association to even greater achievements in impact on public policy, education, health and social care, and services to individual and organizational clients.

    George J Huba
    Retired CEO, The Measurement Group LLC

  8. Mary Brabeck
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I have worked with Kurt on the Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and on and APA Education Directorate task force on applying knowledge from psychological science to data based decision making regarding teacher education programs. He is a strong collaborator, a knowledgeable researcher and a great colleague. I am happy that he is running for president of APA. He brings great leadership skills, vision, and commitment to the task.

    Mary Brabeck
    Gale and Ira Drukier Dean and Professor of Applied Psychology

  9. David Glenwick
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I have known Kurt since 1982, when I joined the Fordham faculty. It was a pleasure to work with him as, first, his colleague, and subsequently in his position as chair of the Psychology Department. In both capacities, Kurt consistently acted in a manner that evinced supportiveness, understanding, and reasonableness. In conversations with Kurt over the decades since then, I have been struck by his appreciation of and empathy for the needs of APA’s diverse constituencies, and I’m confident that as President he will advocate forcefully and successfully on behalf of all of the membership. David Glenwick Professor of Psychology Fordham University

  10. Abigail Panter
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor
    L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Laboratory
    Department of Psychology
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  11. Peter Merenda
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    I was very pleased to note that you are now a nominee for President of APA. I heartily support your candidacy. For a period of at least a quarter century, I campaigned actively and successfully for APA Presidents. Hopefully, now we can look forward to another psychometrician as President to follow Cronbach, Anastasi, Meehl, Guilford, Perloff, etc. (including Thurstone).

    Peter Merenda
    Professor Emeritus, University of Rhode Island

  12. Frank C. Worrell
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Kurt has my unqualified support.

    Professor
    School Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley

  13. Susan Heitler, Ph.D.
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I have just read Kurt’s website. I am impressed. He definitely has my vote.

    I’m a private practice clinical psychologist, newly elected as a Fellow in Division 42 primarily, I believe, for my work on conflict resolution. I am impressed that Kurt would be an APA president who would to be able to listen to the concerns of all of the various factions in our organization and create solutions that are optimally responsive to all of our preferences.

  14. Vicki V. Vandaveer
    Posted April 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Kurt’s Vision of One Psychology and his commitment to leading the effort to achieve it are compelling to me. I enthusiastically support Kurt’s candidacy for president of APA, and urge everyone – from all of our “divisions” – to support, campaign for, and VOTE for Kurt Geisinger for President of APA. I truly believe that he will represent ALL of us.

    Vicki V. Vandaveer, Ph.D.
    The Vandaveer Group, Inc.

  15. Pamela Flattau
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Dr. Geisinger is an internationally recognized psychologist whose professional contributions to the advancement of testing and measurement in the field are evident in his writings as well as a long career of providing expert testimony in multiple settings in the United States and around the world. As President of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Geisinger will continue to elevate the visibility of the Association in promoting competently generated “evidence” in psychology — both in professional practice and in scientific research and training. Dr. Geisinger is sure to unite the diverse membership base so evident today.

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