The American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology honored UWM’s Nadya Fouad as a Distinguished Leader for Women in Psychology at its convention Aug. 6 in Minneapolis.
Fouad is University Distinguished Professor & Mary and Ted Kellner Endowed Chair of Educational Psychology in the School of Education.
The award was given to Fouad “in recognition of her longstanding and sustained commitment to advancing women’s issues and her professional contributions to the scholarship, mentorship, and empowerment and leadership development of women in psychology,” according to the citation. Fouad is a leading scholar on the career decisions of women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
“Across all of her professional activities, Dr. Fouad’s dedication to the advancement and inclusion of women, particularly women of color, in STEM, professional psychology, and academia has been notable and influential,” the awards citation said.