Loyola University Maryland


Samantha Rukert, Psy.D., Appointed to Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the State of Maryland

Congratulations to lecturer, Samantha Rukert, Psy.D., on her appointment to the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the State of Maryland.

The Board of Psychologists for the State of Maryland are a group of seven licensed psychologists and two consumer members appointed by the Governor to administer and regulate the laws regarding the practice of psychology in the state of Maryland. The Board's mission is to ensure that Maryland residents receive quality psychological services in accordance with the law. The Board functions include licensing psychologists, approving psychology associates, renewing licenses, reviewing continuing education, promulgating regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and investigating complaints.

Samantha was one of 168 "Green Bag" appointments made in 2020. The "Green Bag" is a centuries old tradition where the General Assembly delivers the nominations to the Senate in a green satchel bag.

To read more about Sam’s appointment, the annual “Green Bag” tradition, and Governor Hogan’s declaration of 2020 as the “Year of the Woman,” read, Half of Hogan's 'Green Bag' Appointees Are Women.

Update September 8, 2020 - Samantha Rukert, Psy.D., lecturer of psychology, was sworn into her position on July 7, 2020, and will serve on the Board for a term of four years. The full press release may be read here.

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This psychology professor aims to engage students through enthusiasm and practical applications