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Officers & Council Members

APSA is guided in its activities by a constitution and by-laws and governed by a 32-person council, of which most are elected by the APSA membership with the Executive Director appointed by Council.

President (2016-2017)

  • David Lake, University of California, San Diego

President-Elect (2016-2017)

  • Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Past-President (2016-2017)

  • Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University

Vice Presidents (2016-2017)

  • Elaine Kamarck, Brookings Institution  
  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
  • Ian Shapiro, Yale University

Secretary (2016-2017)

  • Marion Orr, Brown University

Treasurer (2015-2017)

  • Taeku Lee, University of California, Berkeley

Council (2015 - 2018)

  • Roxanne Euben, Wellesley College
  • Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
  • Brett Ashley Leeds, Rice University
  • James Mahoney, Northwestern University
  • Byron D’Andra Orey, Jackson State University
  • Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
  • Cameron Thies, Arizona State University
  • Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Council (2016-2019)

  • Matt Barreto, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Mark Crescenzi, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Omar Encarnación, Bard College
  • Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex
  • Juliet Hooker, University of Texas, Austin
  • Colleen Shogan, Library of Congress
  • Renée Van Vechten, University of Redlands
  • Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame

Executive Director

  • Steven Rathgeb Smith
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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