With 60 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Florence H. Levin Denmark-Wesner is a prominent figure within the fields of education and psychology. After obtaining a doctorate degree, she began her career in 1959 as a lecturer of psychology at the City University of New York, a position she held for seven years. Remaining with the university until 1990, she subsequently served as an instructor, professor of psychology and affiliate of the doctoral faculty of psychology. In 1988, Dr. Denmark-Wesner joined the faculty of Pace University as a Robert Scott Pace Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology, having also served as chair of the Department of Psychology. She remains an adjunct professor of the City University of New York.
Dr. Denmark-Wesner has been an organizer and lecturer for the International Council of Psychologists, as well as a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Psychological Association, where she previously served as president of Division 52 and the Academy Division and on the committee on accreditation. Since 1971, she has notably sat on the psychology advisory committee of the New York Academy of Sciences. A previous board of directors member and president of the Eastern Psychological Association, she also served as president of the Division of Social Psychology of the New York State Psychological Association, president of the International Council of Psychologists and vice president of the New York Academy of Sciences. Earlier in her career, she was an executive board member and secretary of the president’s council and national president of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.
To remain abreast of developments in her industry, Dr. Denmark-Wesner maintains affiliation with numerous other organizations such as the Association for Psychological Science, the Inter-American Society of Psychology, the International Organization for the Study of Group Tensions, the Association for Women in Psychology and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Likewise, she is a member of the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Century Association and the Chemists’ Club.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to psychology and education, Dr. Denmark-Wesner was recognized in 2019 for mentoring and co-founding the Association for Women in Psychology. Honored with several accolades, she further received a Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association in 1996 and 1999, from whom she also earned the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Public Interest and the Centennial Award. Likewise, she was recognized with Inter-American Award from the Inter-American Society of Psychology; the Distinguished Career Award and the Outstanding Women in Science Award from the Association for Women in Psychology; and the Margaret Floy Washburn Award, the Allen V. Williams Jr. Memorial Award, the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award, the Wilhelm Wundt Award and the Kurt Lewin Award the New York State Psychological Association.
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