UGA counseling professor Edward Delgado-Romero named APA fellow

Athens, Ga. – For the second time in two years, University of Georgia counseling professor Edward Delgado-Romero has been named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Delgado-Romero, an associate professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17).

Delgado-Romero was selected as a Fellow of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) in 2007. He previously chaired the Society of Counseling Psychology’s section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity, and is one of the founding members of the National Latino Psychological Association, also serving as the president elect.

He was named 2006, 2007 and 2008 Faculty Member of the Year by the Counseling Psychology Student Association at UGA. He has authored a book, more than 20 refereed psychology papers, over 30 book chapters and presented extensively at the APA national convention.

In 2005, Delgado-Romero received the Emerging Professional Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, APA Division 45, for his contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues within 10 years of graduation.

Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of outstanding contributions in the field of psychology and whose work has had a national impact on the field.

Delgado-Romero joined the UGA faculty in 2005 after serving three years on the faculty at Indiana University and five years before that at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

Delgado-Romero is the third UGA faculty member to be named Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology. Previous inductees include Dean Arthur M. (Andy) Horne and Brian Glaser, a professor in the department of counseling and human development services. Horne, a UGA Distinguished Research Professor is a Fellow of several APA divisions. A fourth professor in the department, Linda Campbell, is scheduled to be inducted as a Fellow in 2009.