Hartel Becomes New Assistant Executive Director for Science

Christine R. Hartel, PhD, joined the Science Directorate in December as the new Assistant Executive Director for Science. She is replacing Wayne Camara, PhD, who left in August to become Research Scientist for the College Board in New York City. In his new position, he is also spending time at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Hartel is primarily responsible for managing the Office of Scientific Affairs within the Science Directorate. She will be involved with development and implementation of policy relevant to scientific psychology and will represent APA to external organizations, members of Congress, and federal and state agencies. From March 1994 until joining APA, Dr. Hartel was Associate Director for Neuroscience at the Division of Clinical Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In this position, Dr. Hartel developed strategies for a balanced, comprehensive program for all of NIDA in the multidisciplinary area of clinical neuroscience. She identified major policy, administrative, and management issues, reported on them, and recommended and carried out solutions.

At NIDA, Dr. Hartel also served as Acting Director of the Division of Basic Research (May 1993-March 1994), Deputy Director of the Division of Basic Research (1990-1993), and Special Assistant to the Director (1989-1990). She was also a research psychologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences from 1981 until 1989. Dr. Hartel received her PhD in biopsychology from the University of Chicago in 1985.

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