February 19, 2018

Donaldson to Be Honored With WPA’s Social Responsibility Award

Professor Donaldson presents his work on designing and evaluating social justice programs in Malmo, Sweden, in 2013.

Stewart I. Donaldson, executive director of the Claremont Evaluation Center and a former longtime dean of the university, has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the Western Psychological Association Social Responsibility Award.

An award that recognizes the efforts of individuals to promote and increase social justice at the societal and individual levels, the WPA award selection committee unanimously chose Donaldson based on his record of research and publications, theory-based evaluations, and grants oriented toward social equality and boosting positive psychological outcomes.

In particular, the committee also cited Donaldson’s leadership through his presidency of the American Evaluation Association, his mentorship of students, and his research to find ways of promoting well-being in a variety of environments, in the home and in the workplace.

Other accomplishments cited by the committee include Donaldson’s service as director of the Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program and his research funded by agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health and the California Wellness Foundation.

Previous recipients of the WPA Social Responsibility Award include CGU’s own William Crano (last year’s recipient), Allen Omoto, and Stuart Oskamp, as well as UC Irvine’s Roxane Cohen Silver, Oregon’s Anthony Biglan, and others.

Donaldson will be presented with the award at a ceremony during the annual convention held April 27 in Portland, Oregon.