Student Leadership Positions

Student Representative to the Board of Directors

Each year, the AACN Student Affairs Committee (SAC) selects one neuropsychology trainee for the leadership position to join the AACN Board of Directors (BOD) for a one-year term. As Student Representative, the individual will provide valuable insight from the perspective of trainees to AACN BOD activities.  Duties of the Student Representative involve attending the AACN Board meetings at the June AACN conference and the February INS conference, and participating (via email and phone conference) in BOD discussions and in student-related AACN activities. Appointment is for one year, which runs from May 1 to April 30 each year. The student representative to the AACN BOD receives $500 travel deferment for participating (on site) in each of the two annual meetings to help offset additional costs (personal meals [no alcohol], lodging, transportation, poster costs). The student representative also receives free registration to the annual AACN meeting. 

Click here to view the list of recent student representatives.

Student Representative to the Publications Committee

The Publications Committee (PC) of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) will be selecting a neuropsychology trainee for a leadership position to join the PC. This is a two year position, and we are now accepting positions for the 2024-2026 term. All trainees (graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows) with current student member status in AACN are invited to apply.

The mission of the AACN Publications Committee is to serve as a conduit for official AACN publications, which are most often educative in nature and for the benefit of AACN members, the general neuropsychology community, or the public. The Publications Committee embodies AACN’s inherent interests in improving and expanding the quality of available information that addresses and supports evidence-based practice and knowledge that represent the highest expectations regarding the specialty of clinical neuropsychology. 

The student representative is expected to:

  • Participate in on-site PC meetings at the annual AACN conference (typically held in June) and the North American Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (typically held in February) during the two year-long term.
  • Provide ideas from the student’s perspective to the PC and participate (as a non-voting member) in discussion of all action items presented to the PC through both in-person meetings and email-based conversations.
  • Assist with the development, planning, and implementation of student activities at the annual AACN conference through participation in the Student Affairs Committee.

Benefits of the leadership opportunity:

  • Meet leaders in the field and discuss important topics that arise in the organization and in the field as a whole.
  • Participate in governance in preparation for various leadership opportunities in the field.
  • Be an ambassador for AACN to reach out to trainees in neuropsychology regarding opportunities in leadership, training and research.
  • Promote the AACN Student Affairs Committee and all of its efforts.
  • Become active in the field and contribute to a prominent organization in neuropsychology.

In the spring of 2024 we will be recruiting for both of the Student Representative positions. To apply, you must be logged in to the site as a current AACN student member to submit the form. The application form follows. Please feel free to contact the leadership at with any questions regarding this opportunity.


Alissa Butts, PhD, ABPP
Chair, AACN Student Affairs Committee

David Marcus, PhD, ABPP
AACN Student Affairs Committee

Kevin Hardiman, BS
AACN Student Affairs Committee