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2015 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner

Janice D. Yoder is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Akron. 

Throughout her career, she was worked to blur the lines between research, teaching, and service through her focus on the psychology of women and gender. Her research areas include women and work, gender and power, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership. She has taken on various leadership roles from president of the Society for the Psychology of Women (SWP; Division 35) in 2001 to editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly (2010-2105) and incoming editor of Sex Roles (2016-  ). She is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology Award from APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology, of the 2010 Sue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service to SWP, and of the 2015 Denmark-Grunewald Award for Feminist Research and Service from the International Council of Psychologists. Her textbook, Women and gender: Making a difference (2013, Sloan) is in its fourth edition, and she has been honored with four other teaching awards including the 2006 Heritage Award for Distinguished, Longstanding, and Substantial Contributions to Feminist Teaching from SPW and University of Akron’s 2008 Teacher-Scholar Award. As a SPSSI Fellow since 1993, her fervent hope is that her work as a teacher, mentor, scholar, and professional has made some difference.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin