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Academic and Professional Development Committees

Committee on Departmental Services

The Committee on Departmental Services advises on publications and other services for members of the association's departmental services program. Learn more about departmental services at APSA here.

Committee Members: 

Term expiring August 31, 2017

  • Tony Messina, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
  • KC Morrison, University of Delaware

Term expiring August 31, 2018

  • Thomas Keck, Syracuse University
  • George Lovell, University of Washington

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Holley Tankersley, Coastal Carolina University, Chair
  • Robert Pahre, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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For more information about the work of the Departmental Services Committee, email [email protected].


Committee on Teaching and Learning

The committee on teaching and learning develops and promotes activities within APSA and the political science community regarding political science and the practices and policies of higher education, including undergraduate, graduate, professional and life-long education. The committee addresses issues of course and curriculum preparation and assessment, the professional development of college and graduate teaching, pedagogies and strategies of teaching and learning for the diversity of our students and program missions, instructional technologies and other resources, and higher education policy. It encourages studies in these areas, promotes supportive projects and materials development, and advises the APSA council. 

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2017

  • Stephen Meinhold, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Chair
  • Desiree Pedescleaux, Spelman

Term expiring August 31, 2018

  • Lee Trepanier, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Alison McCartney, Towson University

Term expiring August 31, 2019

  • Thomas Ellington, Wesleyan College
  • Elizabeth Smith, Furman University

APSA Ad Hoc Working Group on Assessment

  • Lawrence Baum, The Ohio State University
  • Michelle Deardorff, Jackson State University
  • Lynne Ford, College of Charleston
  • John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
  • Joseph P. McCormick II, Penn State University,York
  • Candace Young, Truman State University, Chair

Read the publication: Assessment in Political Science.


Teaching and Learning Conference Program Committee

The program committee for the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Political Science sets the themes for the meeting and oversees the formation of the conference tracks.

Committee Members:

  • Sara Moats, Florida International University, Chair
  • Kevin Anderson, Eastern Illinois University
  • Amber Dickinson, Oklahoma State University
  • Benjamin Gonzalez, Highline College
  • Elizabeth Matto, Rutgers University
  • Chad Raymond, Salve Regina University
  • Boris Ricks, California State University, Northridge

Learn more about the Teaching & Learning Annual Conference


Committee on Civic Education & Engagement

The APSA Committee on Civic Education and Engagement focuses on the contributions that higher education, and political sciences in higher education institutions, are making or could make to enhancing the quantity and quality of civic engagement among young Americans. 

Learn more about civic education and engagement resources at APSA here

Committee Members:

Term expiring August 31, 2016

  • Kristin Goss, Duke University, Chair
  • Brian M. Harward, Allegheny College

Term expiring August 31, 2017

  • Walter Wilson, University of Texas, San Antonio
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