IACCP congratulates Judith L. Gibbons for receiving the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology
Dr. Gibbons is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Saint Louis University and throughout her career has exemplified the best of international scholarship, mentorship, editorships, professional leadership, and humanitarian service. Her scholarship focuses on international and cross-cultural studies of adolescent development, intercountry adoption, psychology of women and gender, and human–equine interaction. Dr. Gibbons has made extraordinary contributions to the publication of international psychology research, serving on numerous editorial boards and as founding editor of the journal International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. Through this work, Dr. Gibbons has served as mentor to researchers from around the globe, particularly scholars from underrepresented parts of the world. She has served on numerous boards and as advisor to multiple international groups and committees, including as President of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and the InterAmerican Society of Psychology. Dr. Gibbons has also served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Colegio Americano del Sur, a K–12 bilingual private school in Guatemala, and as a pro-bono monitoring and evaluation consultant for the Guatemalan nongovernmental organization SerNiña. In recognition of her ongoing commitment to global scholarship, publication, and mentorship; service to international organizations; and dedication to using psychology to help children.