The APSA Nominating Committee welcomes your suggestions for 2018 nominees for president-elect, vice president, and council member. Council members serve staggered three-year terms, and the president-elect and vice presidents serve one-year terms. The nominating committee encourages all members of APSA to suggest fellow members for consideration. Those wishing to do so should explain why they believe the person’s accomplishments, background, and views would make them a good choice for a leadership position. The nominating committee hopes to nominate a slate of accomplished scholars and practitioners who reflect the diverse membership of APSA. To achieve this goal, they rely on the membership to forward suggestions and recommendations. Please send suggestions to [email protected] by February 1, 2018.
In selecting a slate of nominees, the Nominating Committee makes recommendations with due regard for geographic distribution, field of professional interest, methodological orientation, types of institutions where members are employed, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability, and other important forms of diversity, as required by the bylaws (V.3.b).
The committee will meet in February 2018 to begin compiling a slate of candidates. The completed slate of nominees will be announced in March, and will be put to a member vote via electronic ballot over the summer, 120 days after the slate of candidates is announced. In the meantime, additional nominees by petition may be submitted. Find more information on nominees by petition and the APSA election process here.
The 2017-2018 nominating committee is Jennifer Merolla, University of California, Riverside (chair), Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Jennifer Pitts, University of Chicago, Lee Ann Fujii, University of Toronto, Alfred Montero, Carleton College, and Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina.
Recommendations for APSA Standing and Award Committee Members
APSA president-elect Rogers Smith also welcomes suggestions for members of APSA committees, including APSA status committees, for terms starting in September of 2018. Typically, members of the standing committees serve staggered three-year terms, and members of the awards committees serve one-year terms. Click these links for a full list of standing committees and award committees. Please send all suggestions to [email protected]