Drew C. Appleby received his BA in psychology from Simpson College in 1969 and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Iowa State University in 1972. After teaching at Marian College for 27 years—and chairing its Psychology Department for the last 21 of those years—he assumed the position of Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Psychology Department in 1999 where he holds the rank of Professor of Psychology.
He is the author of The Savvy Psychology Major, has numerous publications in professional journals, and has made over 250 presentations to a wide variety of professional and nonprofessional audiences. He also the consulting author of the instructor’s manuals that accompany Professional Cooking and Professional Baking, which are textbooks used in professional culinary arts programs throughout the world.
He was elected to Fellow status of Division Two of the American Psychological Association (The Society for the Teaching of Psychology [STP]) in 1992 and to Division One (The Society for General Psychology) in 2002. He received STP’s Outstanding Psychology Teacher Award in a Four-Year College or University, Marian College’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 1993, IUPUI’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003, and was chosen by APA to present its G. Stanley Hall Teaching Lecture in 1998. He was recognized for his advising skills by the National Academic Advising Association when he received the Outstanding Adviser Award of its Great Lakes Region in 1988, by the IUPUI School of Science when he received their Advisor of the Year Award in 2002, and by the IUPUI Psychology Department when he received their Advisor of the Year Award in 2002 and 2003. He was recognized for his mentoring skills by being the charter recipient of Marian’s Mentor of the Year Award in 1996 and IUPUI’s Psychology Department’s Mentor of the Year in 2000. He directs STP’s Mentoring Service, created STP’s Project Syllabus, and has served as a consultant to other psychology departments.