Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham


New Memphis is proud to tip our collective hat to alumni who recently have been honored in their professional fields. Through their leadership, these talented individuals are driving change and demonstrating how to build a more prosperous and vital new Memphis.

Dr. Rosie Phillips Bingham (LDI 2006 alumna; New Memphis Board of Trustees), a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Memphis, has been elected 2018 president of the American Psychological Association, the largest professional organization representing psychology in the United States. A daughter of Mississippi sharecroppers, Bingham’s vision forward embraces growth. She observed, “APA is at a time in our history when we must be bigger than we ever thought we could be. We must be and do more than we ever thought we could be or do.”