Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the American Psychological Association (APA).
The award, given by the APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology, honors psychologists who have made a substantial contribution to women in psychology and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Erchull was distinguished for her pattern of scholarship, mentorship of undergraduate students and service to the profession.
She was named an APA Fellow in 2013, and currently serves as program chair for the 2015 APA convention for the Society for the Psychology of Women. She has presented her research on gender issues and feminism at numerous APA conventions.
Erchull earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in social psychology from Arizona State University, after receiving a B.A. in psychology from Connecticut College. Her research interests include objectification and sexualization of women, feminism and feminist identity, psychological aspects of reproductive health, and attitudes about menstruation. She also has broad training in social psychology, health psychology, psychology of women, women’s health, social influence, and statistics and research methods.
In addition to research and academic training in these areas, Erchull serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, Women’s Reproductive Health, and Gender Issues. She also regularly reviews manuscripts for other journals, including Sex Roles, Health Care for Women International and Basic and Applied Social Psychology.