Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology


 2022 Annual Meeting is all Online: Starts Friday February 11!

 Attached below is the meeting information including program schedule, speaker bios, and session descriptions.  Those who have registered should recieve the Zoom meeting links to their email inbox.



 2022 Annual Meeting Update

The COGDOP Board has decided against holding the 2022 COGDOP Annual Meeting in-person. Instead, we want to focus our energies on delivering the excellent program virtually (albeit during the original time frame, February 11-13).  As always, the schedule includes excellent speakers and dedicated time for the interactions that make the meeting so valuable.

We held out as long as we could, arguably even longer. But in the end, we decided we would have to make a move now to have a chance of capturing the magic of the meeting, with as much pomp and circumstance as possible. Our intention is to follow the original program closely, with some exceptions, but there may be additional add-ons of value. For example, some of us could host satellite assemblies for chairs in our geographical regions to coincide with the timing of the conference. That’s just a possibility. We will include adjustments as needed in the final program to accommodate those of you who need the program to state the specifics. (We will give some thinking to other such possibilities. Let us know if you come up with something).

We don’t make this decision lightly. The organization will bear considerable financial burden because of pulling out of the contract. The Omni Mandalay Las Colinas is not giving us any options and will not work with us to postpone the conference again. They are insisting we pay full cancelation fees (possibly north of $50,000). The good news is that our organization is in good fiscal health and can sustain this kind of loss on a one-time basis. There may even be opportunities to recover some revenue from a virtual conference (for example, if we extended an invitation to your assistant and associate chairs and provided them some dedicated programming (let us know if this is an awesome idea)).

Because there will be additional costs for contracting with a virtual conference provider over and above the hotel cancelation fees, the Board has decided to retain the $275 registration price point. However, if your department is undergoing a fiscal hardship, we also agreed to provide a reduced registration fee of $150 (please reach out to Board Treasurer, Jennifer Mangels). But who knows, maybe we can set a new record for conference attendance that generates enough revenue for us to thumb our nose at the Omni Mandalay. Personally, I think our future bylaws should include an exclusion of ever using any Omni again, but that’s just me.

I am personally very sad about this decision. And frustrated and probably even a little angry. But weighing the data, it is the Board’s collective judgment that this is the best decision we can make at this time. Please feel free to reach out to me or other board members with questions or comments.


Wallace E. Dixon, Jr., Ph.D.

Chair of Executive Board (2021-2022)


COGDOP Annual Meeting Travel Award for Primarily Minority Serving Institutions

These awards are intended to diversify COGDOP's membership and participation by offsetting costs for Chairs at primarily Minority Serving Institutions (i.e., at least 50% minority students) whose institutions are unable to support their attendance at the COGDOP meeting. For in-person meeting attendance, COGDOP offers up to $1000 in addition to waiving membership and registration fees. The award can be used for each year for 2 consecutive years (for a total of $2000 of travel reimbursement). Interested chairs should send their application (click here to download) to Sheila Peters ( Previous recipients of the award are welcome to reapply.


Programs of Meetings 

2022 Annual Meeting Program (Online conference) (Created: 2022-02-10) 151.16Kb

2022 Annual Meeting_Session Abstracts (Created: 2022-02-10) 147.18Kb

2022 Annual Meeting_Speaker Bios (Created: 2022-02-10) 586.59Kb

2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual) (Created: 2021-08-08) 17.86Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2020 (Created: 2020-02-17) 243.51Kb

COGDOP 2020 abstracts (Created: 2020-02-17) 167.57Kb

COGDOP 2019 abstracts (Created: 2019-02-20) 350.11Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2019 (Created: 2019-02-20) 412.05Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2018 (Created: 2018-02-28) 327.05Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2007 (Created: 2017-03-08) 27.38Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2008 (Created: 2017-03-08) 25.53Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2009 (Created: 2017-03-08) 161.96Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2010 (Created: 2017-03-08) 172.00Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2011 (Created: 2017-03-08) 143.30Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2012 (Created: 2017-03-08) 39.37Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2013 (Created: 2017-03-08) 33.81Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2014 (Created: 2017-03-08) 139.88Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2015 (Created: 2017-03-08) 82.24Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2016 (Created: 2017-03-08) 449.13Kb

COGDOP Meeting Program 2017 (Created: 2017-03-08) 237.78Kb