Women's Caucus for Political Science


The Women's Caucus for Political Science is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the status of women in the profession of political science by promoting equal opportunity for women political scientists in employment, promotion and tenure decisions, as well as graduate school admissions and financial aid decisions. WCPS maintains several standing committees that address these concerns.

WCPS meets during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association; officers and committee chairs report on the progress of their work at this meeting.  Between meetings, WCPS members maintain contact through a quarterly newsletter (WCPS Quarterly) and through discussion on the WCPS listserve.

Officers (2011):
Brigid Harrison, Montclair University - President ([email protected])
Candice Ortbals, Pepperdine University - President-Elect ([email protected])
Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville - Treasurer ([email protected])
Meredith-Joy Petersheim, Keuka College - Secretary/Membership Chair/Newsletter Editor ([email protected])

WCPS Quarterly
Newsletter Editor: Meredith-Joy Petersheim, Keuka College ([email protected])

See also:

APSA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession

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