IAAP Officers and Board of Directors (2014-2018)

The constitution of IAAP identifies the governance of the association in article 3: "The Board of Directors, broadly representative of the membership, determines Association policies and has final authority over the affairs of the Association. The Board of Officers, which serves as the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, administers the operations of the Association under the oversight of the Board of Directors".

Article 7 provides further details: "The Board of Directors shall have final authority over the affairs and funds of the Association. Members of the Board of Directors must be Full Members in good standing. The President of the Student Division shall serve ex officio on the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of the Officers of the Association, President, the President Elect, the Past President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer, and any additional officers approved by the Board of Directors; the Presidents and Presidents-Elect of the Divisions; and not less than 24 and not more than 45 Members-at-large".

On a regular basis election to the Board of Directors occurs every four years at the start of every International Congress of Applied Psychology and exceptionally during the meeting held during International Congresses of Psychology sponsored by the IUPsyS.

(also known as the Executive Committee)


Janel Gauthier



Christine Roland-Levy



José M. Peiró



Buxin Han



Lourdes Munduate


Information Technology Coordinator

Milton D. Hakel

United States

Divisions Coordinator

Lyn Littlefield


Communications Coordinator

Christina Sue-Chan

Hong Kong


  • Alfred Allan, Australia, Co-opted Director (Chair of Ethics) 
  • Ruben Ardila, Colombia, President, Division 18: History of Applied Psychology
  • Thierry Baccino, France, President-Elect, Division 14: Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Marino Bonaiuto, Italy, Member-at-Large
  • Jairo E. Borges-Andrade, Brazil, Member-at-Large
  • James H. Bray, USA, President, Division 17: Professional Psychology 
  • José J. CañasSpain, President, Division 14: Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Fanny Cheung, Hong Kong, Member-at-Large
  • Daniel Dodgen, USAPresident-Elect, Division 6: Clinical and Community Psychology
  • Lisa Dorn, UK, President Division 13: Traffic Psychology
  • David Dozois, Canada, ICAP 2018 Co-opted Director
  • Maria Eduarda Duarte, Portugal, President, Division 16: Counseling Psychology
  • Joan L. Duda, UK, President, Division 12: Sport Psychology
  • Michael Frese, Singapore, Co-opted Director (Chair of Publications) 
  • Maria Paz García-Vera, Spain, President, Division 6: Clinical and Community Psychology
  • Kurt Geisinger, USA, President-Elect, Division 2: Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
  • Martha Givaudan, Mexico, Member-at-Large
  • Peter Graf, Canada, ICAP 2018 Co-opted Director
  • Jacques Gregoire, Belgium, President, Division 2: Psychological Assessment and Evaluation
  • Frederic Guay, Canada, President-Elect, Division 5: Education, Instructional and School Psychology
  • Terry Hartig, Sweden, Member-at-Large and President-Elect, Division 4: Environmental Psychology
  • Paul Hartung, USA, President-Elect, Division 16: Counseling Psychology
  • Valerie Hearn, USA, IAAP Bulletin co-opted Director
  • Ana Maria Jaco, Brazil, President-Elect, Division 18: History of Applied Psychology
  • James Kagaari, Uganda , Member-at-Large
  • Joana Katter, Canada, Member-at-Large
  • Silvia Koller, Brazil, Member-at-Large 
  • Barbara Kozusznik, Poland, President-Elect, Division 1: Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Judy Kuriansky, USA, Member-at-Large
  • Gary Latham, Canada, Member-at-Large and President, Division 1: Work and Organizational Psychology
  • David Leiser, Israel, President, Division 9: Economic Psychology
  • Sonia Lippke, Germany, President-Elect, Division 8, Health Psychology
  • Wilson Lopez Lopez, Colombia, Member-at-Large and President-Elect, Division 11, Political Psychology
  • Rolando Diaz Loving, Mexico, President-Elect, Division 3, Psychology and Societal Development
  • María Regina Maluf, Brazil, Member-at-Large
  • Andrew Martin, Australia, President, Division 5: Educational and School Psychology
  • Paul Martin, Australia, Member-at-Large
  • Andrew A. Mogaji, Nigeria, Member-at-Large
  • Despina Moraitou, Greece, President-Elect, Division 7: Applied Geropsychology
  • Hamdi Muluk, Indonesia, President, Division 11: Political Psychology
  • Pedro Neves, Portugal, Member-at-Large
  • Kyoko Noguchi, Japan, Member-at-Large
  • Janak Pandey, India, President, Division 3: Psychology and Societal Development
  • Luminita Patras, Romania, President, Division 15: Psychology Students
  • Constança Paul, Portugal, President, Division 7: Applied Geropsychology
  • Ubolwanna Pavakanun, Thailand, Member-at-Large
  • Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Canada, Member-at-Large (Chair of Membership)
  • Kazumi Renge, Japan, President-Elect, Division 13: Traffic and Transportation Psychology
  • Glyn Roberts, Norway, Member-at-Large
  • Elisabeth Rosnet, France, President-Elect, Division 12: Sport Psychology
  • Urte Scholz, Germany, President, Division 8: Health Psychology
  • Wesley Schultz, USA, President, Division 4: Environmental Psychology
  • Tholene Sodi, South Africa, Member-at-Large
  • Colin Tredoux, South Africa, President, Division 10: Psychology and Law
  • Ole Tunold, Norway, Member-at-Large
  • Fanny Verkampt, France, President-Elect, Division 10: Psychology and Law
  • Robyn Vines, Australia, President-Elect, Division 17: Professional Psychology
  • Zhong-Ming Wang, China, Member-at-Large
  • Tomasz Zaleskiewicz, Poland, President-Elect, Division 9: Economic Psychology


Until 1986 the officers of the IAAP were President and Secretary/Treasurer, with varying years of tenure for each office. During the Congress held in Jerusalem, the office of Vice President was replaced by President-Elect, and the limit of office of President to four years was adopted to begin in 1990. During the Congress held in Kyoto, the office of the Secretary and Treasurer were separated. 


  • Edouard Claparède, 1920-1941
  • Henri Piéron, 1947-1953
  • Clifford B. Frisby, 1953-1958
  • Morris S. Viteles, 1958-1968
  • Gunnar Westerlund, 1968-1974
  • Edwin A. Fleishman, 1974-1982
  • Claude Lévy-Leboyer, 1982-1990
  • Harry C. Triandis, 1990-1994
  • Bernhard Wilpert, 1994-1998
  • Charles Spielberger, 1998-2002
  • Michael Frese, 2002-2006
  • Michael Knowles, 2006-2010
  • Raymond Fowler, 2010-2011
  • Jose Maria Peiró, 2011-2014
  • Janel Gauthier, 2014-2018


  • Jean-Maurice Lahy, 1920-1943
  • Franziska Baumgarten-Tramer, 1947-1951
  • Raymond Bonnardel, 1951-1964
  • Gunnar Westerlund, 1964-1968
  • Roger Piret, 1968-1980
  • Charles J. De Wolff, 1980-1990, secretary/treasurer
  • Michael Knowles,1990-1998, secretary-general
  • Rita Claes, 1990-1998, treasurer
  • Raymond Fowler, 1998-2006, treasurer
  • Elizabeth Nair, 2006-2014, treasurer
  • José M. Prieto, 1998-2006, secretary-general
  • Janel Gauthier, 2006-2013, secretary-general
  • Milton D. Hakel, 2013-2014, secretary-general