Members

Section Leadership

Rhea Owens, Ph.D. Chair
Danny Singley, Ph.D. Past Chair
Collie Conoley, Ph.D. Communications Officer
Ingrid Weigold, Ph.D. Treasurer
Brian Cole, Ph.D. Research Representative and Webmaster
Christine Agabi, M.A., Practice Representative
Richa Rajendra, M.A., Teaching Representative
Nicole Lozano, M.A., Student Representative

Positive Psychology Section Members

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Name: Candice Ackerman
Affiliation: University of Kansas
Email: candice.a.ackerman@gmail.com
Interests:
Resilience, Coping, Hope, Vocational Psychology, Sport Psychology
Name: Christine Agaibi
Affiliation: The University of Akron
Email: cagaibi1@yahoo.com
Interests:
Resilience and Religion and Spirituality
Name: Maria Aleksandrova-Howell
Affiliation: Oklahoma State University
Email: maria.howell@okstate.edu
Interests:
Counseling psychology, strengths, wellness, social connectedness, positive interventions, multicultural and international psychology
Name: Fernando Alessandri
Affiliation: IPS Student
Email: fernfactor@gmail.com
Interests:
Adolescent Resilience, Friendships
Name: Mirsha Alexandre
Affiliation:
Email: malex627@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Blake Allan
Affiliation:
Email: ballan3@ufl.edu
Interests:
Name: Isabel Amicy
Affiliation:
Email: isabel.amicy@mymail.barry.edu
Interests:
Name: Yalda Amir Kiaei
Affiliation: Florida International University
Email: yamir001@fiu.edu
Interests:
Educational psychology, positive psychology, counseling
Name: Kayla Anthony
Affiliation:
Email: kayla.anthony@mymail.barry.edu
Interests:
Name: Gregory Austin
Affiliation: N/A
Email: gma211@comcast.net
Interests:
I/O Psychology

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Name: Lara Barbir
Affiliation:
Email: lbarbir@radford.edu
Interests:
Name: Daisy Berman
Affiliation:
Email: bermanbb@aol.com
Interests:
Name: Kevin Berryman
Affiliation: APA Student Affiliate
Email: psychmankb@gmail.com
Interests:
Existential Psychology, Adolescence; strength-based interventions; assessment
Name: Kevin Berryman
Affiliation: APA Student Affiliate
Email: kevinberry12000@yahoo.com
Interests:
Existential Psychology, Adolescence; strength-based interventions; assessment
Name: Julia Besser
Affiliation:
Email: juliabesser@hotmail.com
Interests:
Name: joan bojnansky
Affiliation:
Email: bojnansky@aol.com
Interests:
Name: Carmen Bolivar
Affiliation:
Email: CBolivar516@yahoo.com
Interests:
Name: Dominika Borowa
Affiliation:
Email: dominika.borowa@ttu.edu
Interests:
Name: Barbara Briscoe
Affiliation: College Teacher
Email: bbriscoe@hawaii.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology and Education
Name: Cindy Buchanan
Affiliation: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Email: cindybuchanan@mac.com
Interests:
Increasing hope in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and disabilities; adolescent trauma recovery; transition from pediatric to adult health care
Name: Frank Budd
Affiliation: College of Charleston
Email: buddf@cofc.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology, spirituality
Name: Laura Burlingame-Lee
Affiliation:
Email: theothersideofthecouch@live.com
Interests:
Name: Michael Butchko
Affiliation:
Email: michael.butchko@huskers.unl.edu
Interests:
Name: Robert Byrom
Affiliation:
Email: R.A.Byrom@gmail.com
Interests:

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Name: Patricia Cabrera
Affiliation:
Email: pcabrera@albany.edu
Interests:
Name: Jacqueline Caston
Affiliation:
Email: jacqueline.caston@ttu.edu
Interests:
Name: Kevin Cesar
Affiliation: APA
Email: Kevin.Cesar@MinistryHealth.Org
Interests:
Positive Psychology
Name: Hsiu-Hui Chen
Affiliation:
Email: hc3bf@mail.missouri.edu
Interests:
Name: Rachael Clark
Affiliation:
Email: clark2rk@mail.uc.edu
Interests:
Name: John Coffey
Affiliation: Claremont Graduate University
Email: jkcoffey2@gmail.com
Interests:
Positive Development
Name: Brian Cole
Affiliation: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: bpcole@gmail.com
Interests:
Hope Theory, Positive Psychotherapy and Strength Based Therapy, Well-being, Positive Masculinities
Name: wally cole
Affiliation:
Email: fcole1@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Collie Conoley
Affiliation: University of California - Santa Barbara
Email: cconoley@education.ucsb.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology Interventions, Positive Empathy, Approach Goals, Positive Psychotherapy, Positive Family Therapy, Positive Consultation, Culturally Informed Positive Psychology
Name: Tracy Cooper, MLS.
Affiliation: California Institute of Integral Studies
Email: tmcooper@iland.net
Interests:
Positive psychology, resiliency, well-being, happiness studies, cultural psychology, creativity studies
Name: Elizabeth Cotter
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Email: ewcotter@uwm.edu
Interests:
Vocational Psychology, Eating Disorders, Resilience
Name: Gregory Cuadros
Affiliation: John F. Kennedy University
Email: gcuadros86@hotmail.com
Interests:
Sport Psychology, Positive Psychology, ACT
Name: Alan Cummings
Affiliation: APA
Email: alancummings@msn.com
Interests:
Vocational Rehabilitation

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Name: Rhonda Dalrymple
Affiliation: Texas A&M University-Commerce
Email: rhondad27@yahoo.com
Interests:
Positive Psychology, Health and Wellness, Mindfulness, Stress Management
Name: Chelsi Davis
Affiliation: UNL
Email: chelsi.davis@huskers.unl.edu
Interests:
Counseling
Name: don davis
Affiliation:
Email: ddavis88@gsu.edu
Interests:
Name: Yvonne de Kort
Affiliation: Eindhoven University of Technology
Email: y.a.w.d.kort@tue.nl
Interests:
Environmental psychology, positive psychology, mental health, stress, restorative environments
Name: Vanessa Dias
Affiliation: ISCTE-IUL
Email: vcrds@iscte.pt
Interests:
Research
Name: Kristine DiScala
Affiliation: APA Member
Email: kristinediscala@gmail.com
Interests:
Strength-based assessment, religion/spirituality in coping, interpersonal process therapy
Name: Gary Donovan
Affiliation: University of Minnesota, Morris
Email: donovang@morris.umn.edu
Interests:
career development
Name: Richard Douglass
Affiliation:
Email: rdouglass@ufl.edu
Interests:
Name: Joseph Dunn
Affiliation:
Email: joseph.p.dunn@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Rob Durr
Affiliation:
Email: rdurr@northwestern.edu
Interests:

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Name: Tipawadee Emavardhana
Affiliation: Thammasat University
Email: tipawadee@yahoo.com
Interests:
teaching, training
Name: Hannah Emery
Affiliation:
Email: Heemery@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Catherine Engelbrecht
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee; Scotland
Email: catherine.engelbrecht@yahoo.com
Interests:
Hope, Personal Growth Initiative & Goal setting
Name: G Evans
Affiliation:
Email: PsychotherapyBestGE@outlook.com
Interests:

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Name: Adam Fishel
Affiliation:
Email: afishel@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Tina Fitts
Affiliation:
Email: tina.fitts@mymail.barry.edu
Interests:
Name: Alexis Franzese
Affiliation: Elon University
Email: afranzese@elon.edu
Interests:
authenticity, self and identity
Name: Patricia Frazier
Affiliation: Univ of MN
Email: pfraz@umn.edu
Interests:
resilience, interventions
Name: Rosa Maria Freire
Affiliation: Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto - Portugal
Email: rosafreire@esenf.pt
Interests:
Resilience, Coping, Hope, Well-being, Assessment, Positive psychology interventions with caregivers, families, and college students

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Name: Nicole Gabana
Affiliation:
Email: nicolegabana@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Genny Gaustad
Affiliation: Mesa Community College
Email: ggaustad2000@yahoo.com
Interests:
Post-traumatic growth, strengths, successful relationships
Name: Colleen Georges
Affiliation:
Email: dr.colleeng@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Martin Gieda
Affiliation: University of North Texas and Private Pratitioner
Email: gieda@unt.edu
Interests:
CBT, Mindfulness Meditation
Name: Shoshanah glucksman
Affiliation:
Email: shoshanah.glucksman@mymail.barry.edu
Interests:
Name: Nancy Goh
Affiliation:
Email: nancygoh61@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Alissa Goldstein
Affiliation:
Email: agoldstein2@radford.edu
Interests:
Name: Tamara Grosz
Affiliation:
Email: tknappgr@scad.edu
Interests:
Name: Morgan Grotewiel
Affiliation:
Email: mmghfb@mail.umkc.edu
Interests:
Name: Vera Guarino
Affiliation: Chatham University
Email: psychnp1@yahoo.com
Interests:
positive psychology, spirituality
Name: Ashley Gulden
Affiliation:
Email: ashleygulden@gmail.com
Interests:

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Name: Wendy Haik
Affiliation: USM
Email: haik917@gmail.com
Interests:
Psychology
Name: Suejung Han
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin-Stout
Email: suejunghan@gmail.com
Interests:
Counseling health psychology, positive health psychology
Name: Judd Harbin
Affiliation: University of Arkansas
Email: jharbin@uark.edu
Interests:
Program evaluation, professional ethics, professional supervision, strengths
Name: Natasha Harrington
Affiliation: Alliant International University
Email: nlewis@alliant.edu
Interests:
Clinical Psychology, benefits of mainstream games, play in adults
Name: Frances Harris
Affiliation: University of Utah Counseling Center
Email: fharris@sa.utah.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology; Women's Issues; Career Development; Emotions in Counseling
Name: Sarah Hatcher
Affiliation:
Email: skhtcher@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Claire Hauser
Affiliation: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: claire.therese.hauser@gmail.com
Interests:
Positive psychology interventions with caregivers, families, and college students
Name: Bill Heffernan
Affiliation: Employee Assistance
Email: wheffernan@ers-eap.com
Interests:
Positive Psychology
Name: Schylar Herrin
Affiliation:
Email: schylarherrin@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Paula Herzog
Affiliation:
Email: paula8well@yahoo.com
Interests:
Name: Ryan Hess
Affiliation:
Email: ryanhess@juno.com
Interests:
Name: Brooke Hoffman
Affiliation:
Email: hoffmanb@chc.edu
Interests:
Name: Hristo Hristov
Affiliation:
Email: hristo.hristov55@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Frank Hutchinson
Affiliation:
Email: fhutch810@verizon.net
Interests:
Positive psychology in psychotherapy and education

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Name: Ted Imhoff-Smith
Affiliation:
Email: timhoffsmith@uwalumni.com
Interests:

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Name: Frank Johnston
Affiliation: FlowProductivity Consultants
Email: jpsych2@frontiernet.net
Interests:
leadership, productivity, employee training
Name: Jessica Johnston
Affiliation:
Email: jessica.m.johnston@ttu.edu
Interests:

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Name: Ryan Kalpinski, M.Ed.
Affiliation: Texas A&M University
Email: rkalp738@tamu.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology, Wellness, PTSD and TBI
Name: Phillip Keck
Affiliation: Ball State University
Email: phillipkeck@gmail.com
Interests:
Positive psychotherapy and solution-focused intervention, virtues and character strengths, individuals with disabilities, health and wellness, substance abuse,
Name: Christy Khan
Affiliation: University of Kansas
Email: ckhan@ku.edu
Interests:
Hope, engagement, well-being, self-compassion, and mindfulness
Name: Richa Khanna
Affiliation: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Email: rk9r7@mail.umkc.edu
Interests:
Flow, Well-being therapy, Subjective Well-being, Good Lives Model for Sex-offenders
Name: Heejin Kim
Affiliation:
Email: heejin.kim@cgu.edu
Interests:
Name: Isabelle B. King, Ph.D.
Affiliation: Private Coaching Practice
Email: isabellebkingphd@aol.com
Interests:
coaching, wellness, pain-management, bereavement, trauma,critical stress management, stress/resiliency, self-actualization,happiness
Name: Joshua Kirby
Affiliation: student
Email: joshua.kirby@pepperdine.edu
Interests:
Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Sport Pscyhology, stress/anxiety research
Name: John Knorek
Affiliation:
Email: jknorek@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Monika Kreinberg
Affiliation:
Email: monika.kreinberg@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Mary Krogmann
Affiliation: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Email: marykrogmann@gmail.com
Interests:
Vocational Psychology, Hope, Strengths Development, Spirituality
Name: Tami Kulbatski
Affiliation: Private Practice
Email: info@doctortami.com
Interests:
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTIONS, POSITIVE CONSULTATION, POSITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS, STRESS MANAGEMENT, GRATITUDE, TEACHING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, STRENGTHS, CBT, HAPPINESS

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Name: Daniel L Davis, Ph.D. ABPP
Affiliation: Private Practice
Email: drdandavis@gmail.com
Interests:
Counseling and Forensic Psychology
Name: Caroline Lavelock
Affiliation:
Email: lavelockc@vcu.edu
Interests:
Name: Michelle A. Lawler
Affiliation: SCSU Counseling Services
Email: lawlerm1@southernct.edu
Interests:
Science of Happiness, PP, Grief
Name: Suzanne Lease
Affiliation:
Email: slease@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Sang Bok Lee
Affiliation: Kangnam University
Email: brainpower28@gmail.com
Interests:
Positive Couple/Marital Therapy
Name: carolina leon
Affiliation:
Email: carolinaleon27@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Sandra I Lopez-Baez
Affiliation: The University of Virginia
Email: slopez-baez@virginia.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology, Energy Psychology, Diversity, Multiculturalism, the neurobiology of prejudice

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Name: Raul Machuca
Affiliation:
Email: rmachuca@barry.edu
Interests:
Name: Kayla Mack
Affiliation: Graduate Student
Email: kayla_mack@ymail.com
Interests:
Education Psychology
Name: Jeana Magyar-Moe
Affiliation: University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Email: jmagyarm@uwsp.edu
Interests:
Positive Psychology in Counseling and Therapy, Teaching Positive Psychology, Using Positive Psychology in Teaching and Learning
Name: Antonio Maia
Affiliation: Connecting Voices
Email: antonio.maia@connectingvoices.org
Interests:
non profit, customer service training and orientation
Name: Larry Marks
Affiliation: University of Central Florida
Email: Larry.Marks@ucf.edu
Interests:
Applications of Positive Psychology in Counseling Centers; Applications of Positive Psych with College Students; Life Coaching
Name: Vaughan Marshall
Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Email: vaughanm@interchange.ubc.ca
Interests:
Counselling Psychology; research interests include meaning-making following onset of illness and disability
Name: Randy Martin
Affiliation: International Positive Psychology Association
Email: martinrk@msn.com
Interests:
Positive Psychology; Fitness + Mental Health; CBT; Professional Coaching; Employee Assistance Programs
Name: Clayton Martin
Affiliation:
Email: cmartin51277@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Stacey McElroy
Affiliation:
Email: smcelroy3@student.gsu.edu
Interests:
Name: Theresa Mejias
Affiliation:
Email: mejiastg@warhawks.ulm.edu
Interests:
Name: Maureen Minarik
Affiliation:
Email: mminarik@jwu.edu
Interests:
Name: Madnesh Mishra
Affiliation: XLRI Jamshedpur
Email: madneshmishra@yahoo.co.in
Interests:
Research Scholar in OB and Postive Psychology
Name: Monica Montijo
Affiliation: Claremont Graduate University
Email: monicamontijo20@hotmail.com
Interests:
Writing, Teaching, Speaking, Coaching
Name: James Morgan
Affiliation:
Email: jmorgan@gardner-webb.edu
Interests:

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Name: Bonnie Nicholson
Affiliation: The University of Southern Mississippi
Email: bonnie.nicholson@usm.edu
Interests:
positive parenting, hope, hardiness

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Name: Tiffany O'Shaughnessy
Affiliation: Argosy University - San Francisco Bay Area
Email: toshaughnessy@argosy.edu
Interests:
LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy; Supervision and Training; Multicultural Competence; Improving Clinical Outcomes
Name: Patty OGrady
Affiliation: University of Tampa
Email: pogrady@ut.edu
Interests:
positive psychology education
Name: Daniel Atuke Otwori
Affiliation: Beijing Normal University
Email: otwori02@yahoo.com
Interests:
Positive Psychology;Wellbeing,Emotions,Occupational Engagement&Resilience
Name: Rhea Owens
Affiliation: University of Kansas
Email: rowens@ku.edu
Interests:
identifying strengths; the development of strengths; positive psychology interventions
Name: Luis E. Oyarzo Rivera
Affiliation: Universidad de las Américas
Email: loyarzo@gmail.com
Interests:
Clinic psychology
Name: Öykü Özü
Affiliation:
Email: oykuozu@gmail.com
Interests:

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Name: Fayth Parks
Affiliation: Geogia Southern University
Email: fparks@georgiasouthern.edu
Interests:
Counseling Psychology: spirituality and health, resilience, HIV/AIDS education
Name: Acacia Parks
Affiliation: Hiram College
Email: parksac@hiram.edu
Interests:
Positive interventions, experience sampling, positive health
Name: Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
Affiliation: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Email: jpedrott@calpoly.edu
Interests:
Intersection of Positive Psychology and Multiculturalism
Name: Steve Pendziszewski
Affiliation: Member
Email: steve.pendziszewski@va.gov
Interests:
integration of psychology and religion/spirituality
Name: Jerry Phelps
Affiliation: UC San Diego
Email: jsphelps@ucsd.edu
Interests:
Motivational Interviewing, College Students, Well Being
Name: JENNA POWELL
Affiliation: IPPA
Email: jennapowell@live.com
Interests:
Positive Psychology integration of Psychotherapy

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Name: William Ramsey
Affiliation:
Email: waramsey@memphis.edu
Interests:
Name: Dustine Rey
Affiliation: University of Southern California
Email: dustinerey@yahoo.com
Interests:
Research of academic self efficacy, self regulation, and positive emotions as they relate to academic success.
Name: Jim Richter
Affiliation:
Email: jgrichte@indiana.edu
Interests:
Name: Ryan Rinehart
Affiliation: Graceland University
Email: rrinehar@graceland.edu
Interests:
Treating Combat PTSD
Name: Luis Rios
Affiliation: Uni. santiago de Compostela
Email: luis.fernandez@usc.es
Interests:
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Name: Christine Robitschek
Affiliation: Texas Tech University
Email: chris.robitschek@ttu.edu
Interests:
Personal Growth Initiative: theory, measurement, multicultural issues, interventions, impact on depression
Name: Susan Rogers
Affiliation: Columbus State Community College
Email: srogers@cscc.edu
Interests:
Educational psychology & positive organizational leadership
Name: Marion Rollings
Affiliation:
Email: drmarionrollings@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Amanda Ross
Affiliation: University of Akron
Email: adr21@zips.uakron.edu
Interests:
aging, wellness, lgbt issues
Name: Tova Rubin
Affiliation:
Email: tovarubin@satx.rr.com
Interests:
Name: kelsey ruffing
Affiliation:
Email: kruffing@my.adler.edu
Interests:

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Name: Leslie E. Sekerka
Affiliation: Menlo College
Email: lesekerk@gmail.com
Interests:
moral courage, moral adult development, balanced experiential inquiry, human strengths, positive organizational scholarship
Name: Jaika Selesky
Affiliation:
Email: smartg247@aol.com
Interests:
Name: teresa maria sgaramella
Affiliation: department of developmetnal and socialization psychology
Email: teresamaria.sgaramella@unipd.it
Interests:
neuropsychology, disability, rehabilitation counseling
Name: manogna shobha reddy
Affiliation:
Email: shobha.manogna@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Melissa Shreve
Affiliation: University of Utah
Email: mshreve7@gmail.com
Interests:
Aging, Psychotherapy, Positive Psychology
Name: Danielle Sirles
Affiliation:
Email: danielle.sirles@ttu.edu
Interests:
Name: Norah Slone
Affiliation:
Email: norahslone@gmail.com
Interests:
Name: Derek Smith
Affiliation: University of Utah
Email: djsmith85@gmail.com
Interests:
Geropsychology & Neuropsychology
Name: Catharine Sparks
Affiliation: Alexander Mackenzie & Pranger
Email: sparksca@live.com
Interests:
active aging, cognition, well-being
Name: Edith Steffen
Affiliation:
Email: edith.m.steffen@gmail.com
Interests:

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Name: Naghmeh Taghva
Affiliation: Tarbiat Modares University
Email: naghmeh_taghva@yahoo.com
Interests:
positive psychotherapy and psycho education, happiness, social and emotional skills
Name: Seyed Arash Taqavi
Affiliation:
Email: positivepsy@hotmail.com
Interests:
Name: Chet Taranowski
Affiliation: Aon Corporation
Email: Chet.Taranowski.phd@gmail.com
Interests:
Positive psycholgy in the workplace
Name: Kyle Telander
Affiliation: Student
Email: ktelander@gmail.com
Interests:
Psychological well-being
Name: Megan Thoen (Martinez)
Affiliation: Texas Tech University
Email: MThoenPhD@gmail.com
Interests:
Personal Growth Initiative, application of positive psychology (specifically, as an intervention)
Name: cristina tomas
Affiliation:
Email: ctomas215@hotmail.com
Interests:
Name: Carolyn Toth
Affiliation: Div. 17
Email: carolyntoth@msn.com
Interests:
Teaching positive psychology, conducting group therapy with positive psychology

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Name: Anna Vandevender
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Aimee Var
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Julian vives
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Aleksandra Vuckovska
Affiliation: a
Email:
Interests:
Positive psychology
Name: Michael Wang
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Shu-Yi Wang
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Alia Warner
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Mary Waters
Affiliation: Northeastern State University
Email:
Interests:
Research, reading
Name: Michael Wehmeyer
Affiliation: University of Kansas
Email:
Interests:
Self-Determination, Disability
Name: Ingrid Weigold
Affiliation: The University of Akron
Email:
Interests:
College student personal and academic development with an emphasis on human strengths, methodology studies
Name: Aurelie Weinstein
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Aurelie Weinstein
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Kristen Wesbecher
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Anna Wheatley
Affiliation: University of Miami
Email:
Interests:
Identity, Caribbean Populations, Youth
Name: Graham Wicas
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Steve Wilson
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Joel Wong
Affiliation: Indiana University
Email:
Interests:
strength-centered therapy, culturally-informed lay beliefs about happiness, protective factors associated with suicide-related outcomes
Name: Isabella Wong
Affiliation:
Email:
Interests:
Name: Anna Wright
Affiliation: University of Vermont
Email:
Interests:
Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Resilience, Childhood/Adolescense

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