Science Directorate Welcomes New Staff Members
In July, Kristen Dill joined the Science Directorate as Exhibits/Education
Specialist for the Traveling Psychology Exhibition (TPE). In this position,
Dill will conduct teacher workshops and on-site training for volunteers as TPE
travels across the country. She replaces Baiba Sube Lennard who left APA in the
Dill received a BS in Horticulture from Iowa State University in 1992. After
graduating, she was Interpretive/Education Specialist at the U.S. National
Arboretum in Washington, DC, where she gained experience in public
programming, exhibit design, teaching, and production of brochures.
Lillie Harmon became Administrative Assistant for Membership and Communications
in the Science Directorate in late June. Before coming to Washington this
spring, Harmon worked for 5 years as Senior Secretary/Staff Assistant in the
Department of Physics at Boston University. In her new position, she is
responsible for phone handling, mail routing, database management, and support
for Psychological Science Agenda and the Research Psychology Funding Bulletin.
In the near future, Harmon plans to pursue a BA in business management.
Heather E. Roberts, PhD
Heather E. Roberts, PhD, joined the Science Directorate in July as Testing and
Assessment Officer for Science. Previously, Dr. Roberts worked for the U. S.
Air Force Armstrong Laboratory, where she focused on testing and selection
issues for the Human Resources Directorate. In addition, she has served as a
consultant for several organizations, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, and McCormick & Company, Inc. Dr. Roberts
received her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Virginia Tech
As Testing and Assessment Officer, Dr. Roberts will be an APA staff liaison to
the Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment and the Joint Committee
on Testing Practices. She will also represent the Science Directorate on
national policy and legislation issues affecting testing and assessment in
education, employment, and clinical settings.
Sandra J. Robinson
Sandra J. Robinson, a former Customer Service Representative in the APA
Membership Office, joined the Science Directorate this spring as Administrative
Assistant for Testing and Assessment. Her primary responsibilities include
responding to testing inquiries from both psychologists and the general public
and providing support to Dianne Brown, Dianne Schneider, and Heather Roberts,
Robinson received a BS in Psychology from West Liberty State College in West
Virginia in 1991, and she plans to continue her education in computer
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