Professor elected to chair of Board of Educational Affairs for APA

LAWRENCE — Michael C. Roberts, professor and director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas, has been elected chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association for 2012.

Michael C. Roberts

This governing board recommends educational policy for APA at all levels, including graduate, undergraduate and K-12, and advances the science and practice of psychology for the benefit of the public through educational institutions, programs and initiatives.

With more than 154,000 members, the American Psychological Association is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Roberts came to the University of Kansas in 1991 to start the Clinical Child Psychology doctoral program and has served multiple roles in the organizations serving the science and profession of psychology. He graduated from Purdue University in clinical psychology with a specialization in clinical child psychology and interned at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma Children's Memorial Hospital). Roberts has published close to 200 journal articles and book chapters revolving around the application of psychology to understanding and influencing children's physical and mental health.