Two Florida State University professors from the College of Education have been elected to fellow status in the American Psychological Association.
Steven Pfeiffer, professor and coordinator of the counseling psychology/school psychology combined Ph.D. program, and James Sampson, professor and associate dean for faculty development and administration, were recognized for work that has made a national impact on the field of psychology and shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance.
“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. “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 became a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State in 2003, and is already a fellow of the APA Divisions of Psychotherapy, Child, Youth and Family Services, and School Psychology.
Sampson, the Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor of Counseling and Career Development in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, joined the Florida State faculty in 1982. His research focuses 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 received several awards throughout his career.
With nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members, the APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.