Professor of psychology Bernard Beins was named the Eastern Psychological Association’s (EPA) president for 2021. The honor comes 45 years after one of Beins’ earliest professional accolades.
“My first professional conference presentation in 1976 was at an EPA convention,” he said. “Naturally, I didn’t develop my connection to EPA with the thought that this would be the outcome. I simply did my best to further the work that EPA does. It is very gratifying to see that my professional friends and colleagues regard me highly enough to elect me to this role.”
An accomplished research psychologist, Beins organized and presided over the annual EPA conference, which featured presentations by several IC students. He also came up with the conference’s “Developing Critical Thinking” theme.