What is APSA?

APSA is an organization of International Asian and Asian American psychology graduate students and faculty members at the University of Michigan. APSA was created to

  • Promote research on APA issues
  • Support APA students and faculty
  • Help recruit APA students

APSA was started by two graduate students, Benita Jackson and Michele Tugade in 1997. APSA was originally founded as a source of support for its Asian/Asian American psychology graduate students. Over the years, the number of Asian/Asian American graduate students and faculty have increased, and subsequently APSA has expanded its activities to not only address the supportive needs of its members but also to serve as a forum where APA issues and research can be studied and discussed. Currently there are 28 Asian/Asian American graduate students and 7 faculty members.