Founder and President
Julie R. Ancis, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Informatics and Founding Director of the Cyberpsychology Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She directs a social media lab which investigates online antisemitism and approaches to combatting it.
Dr. Ancis is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 17, 35, and 46). She has been active in leadership roles in the American Psychological Association and other organizations such as serving as Chair of APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology’s Section for the Advancement of Women. She has received a number of awards and honors including Woman of the Year from the Section on the Advancement of Women and the Georgia State University Outstanding Research Award.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Ancis served as the Associate Vice President for Institute Diversity at Georgia Institute of Technology. As Principal and Co-Principal Investigator, she has received 6 million dollars in grant funding from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Ancis also served as a tenured Psychology Professor at Georgia State University.
Dr. Ancis’ extensive scholarly publications include 4 books, approximately 80 journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports; and over 200 professional presentations focused on diversity, multicultural competence, the legal system, and human-computer interaction. Scholarly books include Gender, Psychology and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System (NYU Press), The Complete Women’s Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Wiley), Culturally Responsive Interventions: Innovative Approaches to Working with Diverse Populations (Routledge), and Promoting Student Learning and Development at a Distance: Student Affairs Concepts and Practices for Televised Instruction and Other Forms of Distance Learning.
Dr. Corinne Datchi is Professor of Psychology and core faculty of the MA program in clinical and counseling psychology at William Paterson University. She is Past President of the Society for Couple and Family Psychology (APA Division 43, 2021) and Past Chair of the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Section for the Advancement of Women (2010-2012). She is also a fellow of APA Division 43, and a licensed psychologist with board certification in Couple and Family Psychology.
Her research looks at qualitative research methods, couple and family relationships, digital technologies, and family programming for criminal justice populations. She has written and published in peer-reviewed journals about family therapy, offender rehabilitation, and qualitative research methods. Her most recent contribution is a manuscript published by APA Books in 2022: Best Clinical Practices for Treating Families in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems. She has also co-edited two volumes: Integrative couple and family therapy: Treatment models for complex clinical issues published by APA Books in 2019 and Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System published by New York University Press in 2017.
Dr. Datchi manages a private practice where she provides evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship distress.
Florence Kaslow, Ph.D., is President, Kaslow Associates, a coaching, therapy and consulting firm, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She was a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology for 20 years. Kaslow is editor or author of 32 books, 60 book chapters, and over 200 articles. She is a Past President of the International Family Therapy Association, the International Academy of Family Psychology, the Divisions of Couple and Family Psychology, and The Society for Media Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is recipient of many professional awards including: APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Advancement of Psychology (2000) and American Psychological Foundation Gold MedalAward for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology (2008). She has guest lectured in over 50 countries. Dr. Kaslow is a Past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and serves on the Editorial Boards of numerous U.S. journals and those of other countries.
Student and Postdoc Engagement Co-Chair
Dr. Mark S. Kiselica is a licensed psychologist and professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg. A former president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Dr. Kiselica is the author of over 100 conference presentations and 155 professional publications, including Multicultural Counseling with Teenage Fathers (Sage, 1995), Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males (Sage, 1999), Confronting Prejudice and Racism during Multicultural Training (American Counseling Association, 1999), Counseling Troubled Boys (Routledge, 2008), and When Boys Become Parents: Adolescent Fatherhood in America (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Dr. Kiselica is the editor of the Routledge Book Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men, which features 18 books addressing the mental health needs of various populations of boys and men.
He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Newtown Pennsylvania No Place for Hate Campaign, which he helped to initiate in response to antisemitic and racist incidents that had occurred in Newtown. The Newtown initiative was named the model community-based, anti-hate campaign for Pennsylvania by the Anti-Defamation League in the early 2000s. He has been featured in three videos, Raising Boys (Allyn & Bacon), Emotional Roadblocks to Counseling the Culturally Diverse (Wiley, 2007), and Positive Psychology with Male Clients (American Psychological Association, 2008).
In recognition of his national impact on the science and practice of the profession of psychology, Dr. Kiselica was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, an Alumnus of Distinction of Saint Vincent College, and Researcher of the Year by both the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity. He also was the recipient of the American Counseling Association’s Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person in honor of his work to combat antisemitism and racism.
Students and Postdoc Engagement Co-Chair
Daniel Balva, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CRC (he/him), is a Postdoctoral Psychology Resident at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawai'i, where he works in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration and Whole Health. Daniel currently serves as the 2023-2024 President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA). He is a Past Student Chair for the APA's Division 52 (International Psychology) and a Past-President of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD). He has a strong passion for disability education and awareness, global mental health, capacity building, and international social justice concerns— all of which form the basis of his research interests, leadership involvement, and international collaborations and engagement.
Collaborative Action Research and Learning Technologies Chair
Dr. Ted M. Kahn is the co-founder and has been CEO & Chief Learning & Future Careers Strategist of DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc. & DesignWorlds for College & Careers, where with his wife and business partner, Frona Kahn, they have successfully coached and advised over 1100 high school and college students in their path to college/grad school admissions. He has been a pioneer in the research, development and application of interactive computational multimedia for lifelong learning for over 50 years. His affiliations have included co-founding the Math and Computer Education Project at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley (1971); Ph.D. research on developing students strategic and creative thinking skills with the Learning Research Group at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where the world’s first personal computer, object-oriented programming, and graphical user interfaces were born; founding Executive Director of the Atari Institute for Educational Action Research, educational and management roles in two high tech Silicon Valley software and digital video startups, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL). He has also been honored as a Senior Fellow with the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and the NMC: New Media Consortium, Distinguished Visiting Scholar with MediaX at Stanford University and currently, as Senior Visiting Scholar with the Center for Digital Curricula in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Ted has co-developed several national award-winning educational multimedia products, been a consultant or advisor to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, the National Science Foundation and the former U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). He has been an early developer and advocate for collaborative action research and project-based learning using Open Educational Resources (OER) in transdisciplinary STEAM fields in K-12 education, including the Bay Area Science Museum Learning Collaboratory and the Mindseum.
Ted lived and worked in Israel from 1973-75, including living through the Yom Kippur War, and he played trumpet in one of Israel’s first jazz ensembles. He also helped bring the first personal computers to Israel in 1979-80 via Atari.
Inna Rozentsvit, M.D., PhD, MSciEd, MBA, CPC, is the founder and the CEO of Neurorecovery Solutions, a NYS non-profit organization that serves the neurodiverse community of adults, children, and their families. She is a physician neurologist, with neurorehabilitation fellowship training, as well as training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Dr. Rozentsvit is a director of programs, continuing education director, and the administrator of the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she also teaches neuropsychoanalytic approaches to mental health practice and research. She is passionate about a cross-pollinated approach to education from K-12 through post-graduate education, as well as popularizing neuroscience and neurobiology.
Other projects she is involved in are ParentsFirst!™ (working with parents of typical and neurodiverse children), ORI Academic Press and MindConsiliums journal (involved in preparation for publishing and publishing of academic and trade publications), among others. She is also involved with promoting psychohistory, while being a member of the leadership group of Psychohistory Forum, and the International Psychohistorical Association (IPhA), as well as the IPhA Newsletter editor and associate editor of Clio’s Psyche.