Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, PhD
Associate Executive Director
American Psychological Association
Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury is an associate executive director at the American Psychological Association, where he directs the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), the graduate student group within APA. In this role, he functions as the CEO of a medium-sized association (approximately 25,000 members), providing leadership, management, coordination, and evaluation of all projects and activities for the organization. Nabil serves as a primary liaison between APAGS and other leadership groups within APA and within the field of psychology. He oversees and provides guidance to a 14-member committee of student leaders and 5 subcommittees. He is responsible for organizing over 40 hours of programming at each annual APA Convention.
Before working at APA, Nabil served on three APA governance groups: the Board of Professional Affairs, the Committee on Early Career Psychologists, and APAGS. He was elected the second chair of the Committee on Early Career Psychologists. Nabil served as the chair of the Public Education Campaign for the Ohio Psychological Association. Finally, he was the chair of the Diversity Committee for the Society for Pediatric Psychology. As a graduate student leader in APAGS, Nabil was the chair of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns and also represented students on the Ethics Code Task Force, where he helped update the ethical standards that are followed by all psychologists in the U.S.
Nabil has been recognized by his peers for his work. He was awarded the Student Research Prize from the Autism Special Interest Group of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy for his master's degree thesis examining how family members played with children who have autism. He was awarded the Achievement in Public Information Award by the Ohio Psychological Association in recognition of him providing media outreach in Spanish after the Virginia Tech shooting.
Nabil has presented at numerous national conferences on topics related to student and professional development in psychology, leadership opportunities for graduate students, social media, and health and educational disparities in autism. He was a keynote speaker for the 2012 Hawaii Psychological Association annual conference. Fully fluent in Spanish, he has presented in Spanish at several conferences in Latin America, including Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Cuba.
Previously, Nabil was a psychologist in the Department of Pediatrics at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. He was a faculty member at Case School of Medicine in Pediatrics and the Center for Reducing Health Disparities. He was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University.