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Political Science Education (Section 29)

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices. More on organized sections »

The purpose of this section is both to promote exemplary undergraduate teaching within the political science discipline and to the scholarship of teaching. The section is especially dedicated to increasing the use of innovative teaching methods, particularly those rooted in experience (internships, service learning, simulations, and study abroad) and the evaluation of such methods.

Founded: 1993
Yearly membership dues: $6 for students and $12 for other members.
Newsletter: The Political Science Educator

Section Counts

Section Officers

Chair
Sherri Wallace
University of Louisville
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Secretary
Patrick McKinlay
Morningside College
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Treasurer
Joseph Roberts
Roger Williams University
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Newsletter Editor
The Political Science Educator
Bobbi Gentry
Bridgewater College
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Journal Editors
Journal of Political Science Education
Victor Asal
University at Albany, SUNY
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Mitchell Brown
Auburn University
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Mark L. Johnson
Minnesota State Community
and Technical College
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Joseph W. Roberts
Roger Williams University
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Shane Nordyke
University of South Dakota
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J. Cherie Strachan
Central Michigan University
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2017 Annual Meeting Program Chairs

Joseph Roberts
Roger Williams University
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Terry Gilmour
Midland College
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Members at Large
Elizabeth Bennion, Indiana University, South Bend
Boris Ricks, California State University, Northridge
Thomas Ringenberg, Rockhurst University
Michael Rogers, Arkansas Tech University
Terry Gilmour, Midland College
Bobbi Gentry, Bridgewater College
Renee Van Vechten, University of Redlands




Section Awards


Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 29. Political Science Education awards to-date »


The Best APSA Conference Paper Award
 

This award is given annually to the author(s) of the best paper presentation on undergraduate education.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2017

Award Committee:

Michael Rogers, Chair
Arkansas Tech University
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J. Cherie Strachan
Central Michigan University
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Ellen Claes
University of Leuven
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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person whose lifetime contribution to political science have had a significant impact on undergraduate education.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2017

Award Committee:
Elizabeth Bennion, Chair
Indiana University, South Bend
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McGraw-Hill Award

The McGraw-Hill Award recognizes political scientists who advance civic engagement through the study of engagement and participation. The award seeks to honor a wide range of unique and new approaches to the scholarship and teaching of civic engagement, but in particular scholars who raise political awareness, involvement, and participation of undergraduate students.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: This award is no longer available.


The Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship
 

Established in 2014, this award will be awarded annually at the Teaching and Learning Conference, with recognition also given at the APSA annual PSE section reception. The award will be given to faculty members who demonstrate commitment to and excellence in encouraging and developing scholarship among undergraduate students, and in mentoring undergraduate students in preparation for graduate school or public affairs-related careers. Evidence for these commitments may include, but not limited to, formal and informal supervision of undergraduate student original research, collaborating with undergraduate students on original research projects, assisting undergraduate students with public presentations and/or publication of work, and accompanying students to academic conferences. In honor of the person for whom the award is named, preference will also be given to faculty members who engage in developing undergraduate scholarship through enhancing information literacy.

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Award Committee:
Thomas Ringenberg, Chair
Rockhurst University
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Karen Hult
Virginia Tech
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J. Carlos Huerta
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
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