Kendorski Elected to APA Board of Educational AffairsDecember 3, 2021
Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, chair, school psychology, was recently elected to the American Psychological Association’s
(APA) Board of Educational Affairs (BEA). Dr. Kendorski was selected from a national
applicant pool and will serve a three-year term in this position.
“I am very excited to begin this journey serving the APA and the Board of Educational
Affairs,” shared Dr. Kendorski. “I feel very strongly about educational policy and
standards and I look forward to embracing this opportunity fully.”
In this role, Dr. Kendorski will work closely with the other board members to recommend
educational policy for the APA to their Board of Directors and their Council of Representatives.
The BEA is committed to diversity in education and training in all of its activities
and initiatives. Additionally, the BEA is an oversight board for educational policy
at all levels, from early childhood education to higher education.
“This is a very important position and places Dr. Kendorski and PCOM in the national
spotlight,” shared Robert DiTomasso, PhD, dean, School of Professional and Applied Psychology. “The Board is composed of no less than a dozen psychologists from across the country
and we are very proud of Dr. Kendorski’s great accomplishment in being elected,” continued
In addition to her role as chair of the school psychology program at PCOM, Dr. Kendorski is also the director of the new Master of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program as well as the ABA certificate program. She is a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and School Psychologist in New
Jersey, where she works with school districts to improve academic and behavioral policies.
She also is a frequent contributor and to the Philadelphia Inquirer, touching on a
myriad of topics related to school psychology and child development.
Dr. Kendorski was selected for this role by the APA Council of Representatives and
she will begin her three-year term on January 1, 2022. Per the APA website, their
mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological
science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
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