Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Fund for Excellence

The Fund for Excellence is an endowment fund that devotes its earnings solely to supporting the STP Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Fund's assets are derived entirely from donations from generous individuals and organizations that seek to promote and recognize excellence in the teaching of psychology. Contributions are encouraged and may be sent to:

Jeff Holmes, STP Treasurer
Dept. of Psychology
Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY, 14850


You may also donate via PayPal by following the button below.

Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. 

2017 Winners

The STP Teaching Awards Committee congratulates the recipients of the 2016 Teaching Excellence Awards and thanks all nominees, nominators, and reviewers for their participation in the awards process.

  • Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award (2-year college): Jaye Frances Van Kirk, MA, Department of Behavioral Sciences, San Diego Mesa College
  • Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award (high school): Laura Brandt, MA, College Du Leman, Geneva Switzerland
  • Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award (graduate student): Paige Lloyd, Department of Psychology Miami University 
  • Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award (early career): Catherine Rawn, PhD, Psychology Department, University of British Columbia
  • Robert S. Daniel Award (4-year college): Steven Meyers, Department of Psychology, PhD, Roosevelt University
  • Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award: Dr. Jeremy Doughan, PsyD, VA Medical Center/Psychology Service and Psychology Department, University of San Francisco

Call for Applications for the 2018 Awards

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) announces its 2018 program of awards for outstanding teachers of psychology.  Teaching awards of $1500 and a plaque will be bestowed for outstanding performance in each of six categories: 4-year college or university (Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award), 2-year college (Wayne Weiten Teaching Excellence Award), high school (Mary Margaret Moffett Memorial Teaching Excellence Award), first 10 years of full-time teaching at any level (Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award), graduate student (Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award), and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.

STP encourages applications from those who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018.

For more information contact Krisztina Jakobsen, Chair of the STP Teaching Excellence Committee ( , ph: 540-568-4301).

Application Criteria

You may download the application criteria and instructions that are specific to each of the awards in PDF format:

List of Past Award Winners: 1980-present

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