Zak Neal receives 2017 APA Division 27 Early Career Award.


Dr. Zachary Neal is an associate professor at Michigan State University with a very distinguished record of contributions to community psychology in the area of social network analysis and how it can be applied to enhance theory, research, and practice in community psychology. His scholarship is concerned with the transfer of knowledge from research to practice, and with issues of diversity, sense of community and social cohesion.  Dr. Neal is the author of 49 publications, 11 book chapters and three books, the Editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs, produced four STATA software packages, and his research has been funded by NIMH and the W. T. Grant Foundation.  Dr. Neal is also very involved with education in community psychology and is an active member of SCRA’s Council on Education.