DSP: Annual Meeting Workshop and Events for Chairs

Events for Chairs at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting

The 2013 Annual Meeting featured a chairs workshop and luncheon and a theme panel on topics specifically oriented toward departmental officers. Additionally, there was a job market and placement panel oriented to doctoral students, graduate directors, and faculty interested in both academic and nonacademic employment. All events were sponsored by the APSA Departmental Services Committee. 

Chairs Workshop and Luncheon: Department Leadership in a Changing Higher Education Environment - Friday, August 30, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Chair: Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Participant(s): Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh, University of Oregon
William T. Bernhard, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Tracy L. R. Lightcap, Lagrange College
Christina Suthammanont, Texas A&M University, San Antonio

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DSP Roundtable: Diversity Issues in Departments
Saturday, August 31, 10:15am - 12:00pm

Chair: Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Participant(s): Luis Ricardo Fraga, University of Washington
Juliet Hooker, University of Texas, Austin
Todd C. Shaw, University of South Carolina
Susan Welch, Pennsylvania State University

DSP Roundtable: Thinking Outside the Box: Non Academic Jobs for Political Scientists
Friday, August 30, 4:15pm - 6:30 pm

Chair: Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Participant(s): Barry C. Burden, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Christopher B. Mann, Louisiana State University
Colleen J. Shogan, Congressional Research Service
Thomas S., Senior CIA Analyst 

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Past Annual Meeting Events

Each year at the Annual Meeting, the APSA Departmental Services Committee sponsors a workshop for department chairs.  Here's a list of links to information on past sessions:



APSA sponsors a similar event each year with the Conference for Chairs, which is usually held in conjunction with the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference.



Resources for Chairs at the Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Placement Interview Service

APSA provides space for employers, who have posted an eJobs listing, to interview candidates at the upcoming annual meeting. Candidates and employers should use the placement services online to schedule interviews. Over 1,000 interviews are conducted at the meeting; learn how your department can use this service.

Political Science Career Resources

APSA has a new career center that features Political Science Jobs and other employment resources.


For more information about DSP sponsored events, contact Jennifer Diascro, Director of Institutional Programs.


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