Officers/Executive Committee

Terms of Office End as Noted

  • Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., President (2017)

Kenan Distinguished Professor Director,
Social Psychology Doctoral Program Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  • Carmelo Vazquez, Ph.D., Immediate Past-President (2017)

Professor of Psychopathology
Universidad Complutense, Spain

  • Lea Waters, Ph.D., President-Elect (2018)

Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Ph.D., Secretary (2017)

Associate Professor, Director of Master of Applied Positive Psychology
The University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Kim Cameron, Ph.D., Treasurer (2017)
William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations
Ross School of Business and Professor of Higher Education
University of Michigan, USA

  • James Pawelski, Ph.D., Executive Director

Director of Education and Senior Scholar
Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Martin Seligman, Ph.D., Senior Advisor (2017)
Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology
Director, Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania, USA

 

Board of Directors / Members-at-Large

Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D. (2017)
Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology
Program Leader, MAPP
University of East London, United Kingdom
 

 

David Cooperrider, Ph.D. (2019)
Fairmont Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship
Case Western Reserve University, USA

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D. (2019)
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management
Founding Co-Director, Quality of Life Research Center
Claremont Graduate University, USA

 

Antonella Delle Fave, M.D. (2017)
Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine
University of Milano, Italy
Stewart Donaldson, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Psychology and Community & Global Health
Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Dean of the School of Community & Global Health
Director of the Claremont Evaluation Center
Claremont Graduate University, USA

 

Maria Elena Garassini, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela

 

Anthony Grant, Ph.D. (2017)
Director, Coaching Psychology Unit
University of Sydney, Australia

 

Nick Haslam, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
University of Melbourne, Australia

 

John Helliwell, Ph.D. (2019)
Arthur J.E. Child Foundation Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Co-Director, CIFAR Program on Social Interactions, Identity and Well Being
Professor Emeritus, Economics, University of British Columbia, Canada

 

Ren Jun, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Psychology
Zhejiang Normal University, China

 

Rose Inza-Kim, Ph.D. (2019)
Director, Korea Counsiling Center
Professor Emeritus, Sogang University – Seoul, Korea

 

Hans Henrik Knoop, Ph.D. (2019)
President, European Network for Positive Psychology
Associate Professor, Danish School of Education, Denmark

 

Marlena Kossakowska, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland

 

Charles Martin-Krumm, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
University of Western Brittany – CREAD – Research Labatory, France

 

Richard Layard (2019)
Director, Well-Being Program, Centre for Economic Performance
London School of Economics, United Kingdom

 

Shane Lopez, Ph.D. (2017)
Senior Scientist in Residence, Gallup
Research Director, Clifton Strengths School, USA

 

Helena Marujo, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Psychology
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mario Mikulincer, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor and Dean, School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Center Herzlyia, Israel

 

Jeanne Nakamura, Ph.D. (2019)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Claremont Graduate University, USA
Luis Miguel Neto, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

Nansook Park, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
Director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center
University of Michigan, USA

 

Kaiping Peng, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor, Psychology
Tsinghua University, China

 

Sarah Pressman, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine, USA

 

Willibald Ruch, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
University of Zurich, Switzerland

 

Marei Salama-Younes, Ph.D. (2017)
Associate Professor of Sport Positive Psychology
Helwan Univeristy – Cairo, Egypt

 

Kamlesh Singh, Ph.D. (2019)
Associate Professor of Psychology
Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi, India

 

Alena Slezåckovå, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

 

Alejandro Castro Solano, Ph.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychology
University of Palermo, Argentina

 

Philip Streit, Ph.D. (2019)
Director, Institute for Kids, Youth and Family, Austria

 

Sombat Tapanya, Ph.D. (2017)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

 

Margarita Tarragona, Ph.D. (2017)
Directora del Instituto de Ciencias de la Felicidad
Universidad Tecmilenio, Mexico

 

Ewa Trzebinska, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor Warsaw School for Advanced Social Psychology, Poland

 

George Vaillant, M.D. (2019)
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, The Study of Adult Development
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA

 

Joar Vitterso, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor of Psychology
University of Tromso, Norway

 

Lei Wang, Ph.D. (2017)
Vice Chair of Psychology Department
Peking University, China

 

Marie Wissing, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor, School of Psychosocial Behavioral Sciences
North West University, South Africa

 

Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D. (2017)
Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Stanford University, USA