Toolkit for Early Career Researchers by Professor Andres De Los Reyes

Friday, June 5, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

After years of training and preparation for independent research, early career researchers nonetheless encounter a fair degree of uncertainty in preparation for life after training. Do our predoctoral and post-doctoral training programs truly prepare us for what lies ahead? Do I have the ability to “make it” in the academic world? Where should I focus my attention if I want to pursue an academic career? The purpose of this workshop is to demystify several core issues that likely play key roles in the uncertainties you have about life as an academic.


Andres De Los Reyes received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Yale University. He began his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park. Within 10 years, he was promoted up the ranks to Full Professor with tenure. He serves as Director of the Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program, where he has provided research training to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students. As part of his work on research training, he is the author of The Early Career Researcher’s Toolbox, where he reveals concrete strategies for building a research program and launching an academic career. The key goal of his research program is to improve our understanding of the inconsistent outcomes that commonly arise from multi-informant mental health assessments. Dr. De Los Reyes has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on these and other topics, in such journals as the Psychological Bulletin, Psychological ReviewJournal of Abnormal PsychologyPsychological Assessment, and Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. He has received over $1.5 million in funding for his work from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. His service record reveals his passion for education and professional development. In 2019, Dr. De Los Reyes served as Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the American Psychological Association, Psychology’s largest organization with over 100,000 members. He serves as Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) (2017-2025), a top-tier journal with subscriptions at institutions in over 30 countries. He also founded and serves as Program Chair for the Future Directions Forum. This annual event offers professional development workshops and small-group and one-on-one consultations on all aspects of scholarly work. He has received a number of honors for his work, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, as well as Fellow status at both the American Psychological Association and Association for Psychological Science. During the 2020-2021 academic year, he will serve as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Mental Health at the University of Regina.

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