UGA professor named APA division president

UGA counseling psychology professor named APA division president

Athens, Ga. – Alan Stewart, an associate professor of counseling psychology in the University of Georgia’s College of Education, has been named president-elect of the Population and Environmental Psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

The Population and Environmental Psychology division examines the psychology of natural and constructed environments and population psychology. Stewart will serve a one-year term.

Stewart’s research interests include death notification following fatal vehicular crashes; death notification training; the psychological effects of surviving serious crashes; and behavioral climatology. He has also studied family emotional processes and the ways in which language can be used to characterize one’s family of origin experiences or to construct healing narratives in the aftermath of a trauma.

Stewart joined the UGA faculty in 2002 from the University of Florida where he had been an assistant professor of psychology for five years. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from UGA in 1994 and completed his postdoctoral work in counseling and psychotherapy at HUB Counseling in Tucker and at the University of Memphis.