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ISSBD - Other Committees

Other Committees


Toni Antonucci, Chair; Avi Sagi-Schwartz, Julie Bowker, Jeanette Lawrence

This committee solicits nominations for ISSBD awards, reviews the submissions, and selects the awardees to be announced at the biennial meeting.


Ingrid Schoon, Chair; Brett Laursen, Deepali Sharma, Wolfgang Schneider, ex officio

This committee works with the Treasurer to review investments and develop investment policy; and provide advice on D&O insurance, US non-profit filings (form 990), and financial transactions and institutions. It also reviews the budget as proposed and recommends actions to the EC.


Tina Malti, Chair; Margarita Azmitia; Charissa Cheah, Paul Oburu, Astrid Poorthuis, Guilherme Wendt; and ex officio: Kerry Barner, Xinyin Chen, and Wolfgang Schneider.

This committee works with the Membership Secretary (Tina Malti) on membership recruitment strategies, including reaching better coverage of the lifespan; greater diversity of fields; improved recruitment of human development scholars beyond the US, Canada, and Europe, while retaining these traditional members; and more young scholars. This committee also works with the Membership Secretary to develop policy about membership fees for regional members.


Wolfgang Schneider, Chair and Past President; Xinyin Chen, Nancy Galambos, Tina Malti and Karina Weichold; Executive Committee is the committee.

Develops the slate of nominees for elections.


William M. Bukowski, Chair; Jesus Palacios, Joan Grusec, Loreto Martinez, Jonathan Santo; ex officio: Brett Laursen (IJBD), Karina Weichold & Deepali Sharma (ISSBD Bulletin), Kerry Barner (SAGE), Josafá da Cunha (Social Media Editor) and Xinyin Chen

The Publications Committee oversees all ISSBD publications including IJBD, the ISSBD Bulletin, and web content. In addition, the Publications Committee recommends to the Executive Committee any changes in policy (including budgets) affecting publications. Finally, they periodically consider whether ISSBD should be engaging additional publication/communication approaches.

Regional Workshops

Suman Verma and Catherine Cooper, Co-Chairs; Bin-Bin Chen, Anne Petersen and Wolfgang Schneider.

The committee develops ideas about how regional workshops should be proposed, funded, and implemented. The committee works closely with the one on membership, and the Membership Secretary. One of its tasks is to observe and supervise current practices regarding membership dues collection and workshop funding in different countries, and to come up with recommendations regarding future practice. Another is to give advice to organizers of regional workshops.

Developing Country Fellowship Awards

Peter Smith, Chair; Catherine Cooper; Silvia Koller; Anne Petersen; Suman Verma

This ISSBD Award lasts two years and is for early career scholars from Developing Countries [see Regulations]. It has seen 10 scholars awarded Fellowships, 7 already completed successfully. The DCF Committee solicits applications for the Fellowship and recommends new Fellowship Awards to the EC.

ISSBD Fellows

Tina Malti, Chair; Marcel van Aken, Nancy Galambos, Kenneth H. Rubin, Biao Sang, Rainer Silbereisen

This committee solicits nominations for ISSBD Fellows awards, reviews the nominations, and selects the fellows to be announced at the biennial meeting.

Early Career Scholar Representatives

Josafá da Cunha, Chair and Social Media Editor; Julie Bowker (Deputy Early Career Scholar Representative+ Awards + International Fellowship + Early Career Development), Abi Brooker (Early Career Development), Bin-Bin Chen (Regional Workshop), Martina Zinkeng (International Fellowship), Astrid Poorthuis (Membership), Jonathan Santo (Publications), Deepali Sharma (ISSBD Bulletin Editor + Finance), Guilherme Wendt (Membership).

Early Career Development Committee

Toni Antonucci, Chair; Julie Bowker, Abi Brooker, Silvia Koller, Julie Robinson and Robert Serpell.

The main task of this new committee is to develop ideas about how to improve the situation for ISSBD early career scholars and explore ways to improve the young scientist funding situation.

Early Career Travel Grant Committee

Suman Verma, Chair; Toni Antonucci, Julie Bowker, Nancy Galambos, Dan Li, Anne Petersen and Robert Serpell.

This committee is responsible for assessing and allocating travel grants for early career scholars.

Book Coordinator

Julie Robinson



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