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Kendorski Elected to APA Board of Educational Affairs

December 3, 2021

Headshot photo of PCOM's Jessica Glass Kendorski, PhD, who was recently elected to the APA's Board of Educational AffairsJessica 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 Dr. DiTomasso.

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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