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2021 Governing Board Election
Current 2020 Fellows, Members, and Emeriti may vote.


Nomination Period: May 1 - June 15, 2020

The election will open on July 15, 2020.

Nominations and elections in the Psychonomic Society are governed by the Article V: Elections of its Bylaws. Bylaws direct that there shall be a Nominations Committee that prepares a slate with six candidates for two positions on the Governing Board. This is done by the Secretary canvassing the membership for nominations of Fellows or Emeritus Fellows to serve on the Governing Board. Each member (Member, Fellow, Emeritus Member, or Emeritus Fellow) may nominate up to four persons. Student members may not vote. The names of the three persons who receive the greatest number of nominations, and who signify their willingness to serve, shall be placed on an election ballot. The Nominations Committee will select an additional three candidates (who may also be persons nominated by the membership) to be placed on the ballot. Thus, the final ballot to be submitted for vote by the membership will include six nominees for two Governing Board positions.

Nomination Period - Opens May 1, closes June 15
The nominating period for members to serve on the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society will open on May 1 and close on June 15. The terms run 2021-2026. Nominees must be Fellows or Emeritus Fellows of the Society and cannot include any of the current members or previous members of the Governing Board. Student members are unable to submit nominations or vote in the election.

Governing Board Member Duties
The Governing Board works throughout the year. The duties of the Governing Board include chairing and serving on committees, attending meetings, and participating in email discussions and votes. There are two in-person meetings during the year, one in the summer and one that is held the day before the Annual Meeting in November. Sometimes there is one annual teleconference meeting in the spring (usually in April). Email discussions and votes occur frequently through the year, between meetings.

Submitting Nominations
In making your nominations, you are especially encouraged to consider women, members of underrepresented groups, and scientists in diverse geographical locations. You may nominate yourself and you are free to encourage colleagues to nominate anyone that you consider particularly well-suited to play a leadership role in governing the Psychonomic Society. We encourage you to participate in the nominating process as the Society is in an exciting period of change with many new initiatives under way.

The nominating period is open from May 1 - June 15, and we encourage you to submit your nominations as soon as the call for nominations opens. If you wish to encourage others to nominate you or another person, in your email - please remind them to use their own nominations form to make their nominations.

If you are an Associate Editor of one of our journals, you may not run for a Board position unless you agree to resign your journal position if elected.

Election - Opens July 15, closes August 31
Voting opens July 15, 2020. Current 2020 Fellows, Members, and Emeriti may vote. The deadline to vote is August 31, 2020. Ballots will be sent by email. Your ballot can be used only once and should only be used by you. Do not forward your ballot.

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Governing Board
Member History


John Dunlosky
Kent State University, USA


Laura Carlson
University of Notre Dame, USA

Morton Ann Gernsbacher
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

Howard Nusbaum
University of Chicago, USA

Klaus Oberauer
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Suparna Rajaram
Stony Brook University, USA



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