Membership

Organized Section: 09. Presidents and Executive Politics

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Presidents & Executive Politics (PEP) of APSA is the premier association of scholars devoted to the study of the presidency and executives (formerly known as the Presidency Research Group). To that end, it welcomes diverse theoretical perspectives, analytical techniques, and data sources as they contribute to the advancement of scholarship and teaching. It also invites the contributions and perspectives of other disciplines. PEP values the establishment and enhancement of non-partisan links between scholarship, the real world of presidential and executive politics, and public policy.

Founded: 1985

Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.

Website: http://community.apsanet.org/pep/Home/

Public Discussion Lists:  APSA Connect PEP Discussion Board (Members Only)  Leagacy Award

Newsletter: PEP Report

Section Officers

President

B. Dan Wood
Texas A&M University
bdanwood@polisci.tamu.edu

President Elect

Brandice Canes-Wrone
Princeton University
bcwrone@princeton.edu

Vice President

Brandice Canes-Wrone
Princeton University
bcwrone@princeton.edu

Secretary

Andrew Rudalevige
Bowdoin College
arudalev@bowdoin.edu

Treasurer

Andrew Rudalevige
Bowdoin College
arudalev@bowdoin.edu

Webmaster

Jose Villalobos
University of Texas at El Paso
jdvillalobos2@utep.edu

Journal Editor

Justin Vaughn
Boise State University
justinvaughn@boisestate.edu

2015 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Lara Brown
George Washington University
larambrown@gwu.edu

Council

Term: 09/2014-08/2016
Julia Azari, Marquette University
Term: 09/2014-08/2015
Steven Schier, Carleton College
Term: 09/2014-08/2017
Lilly Goren, Carroll University
Graduate Student Representative Term: 09/2014-08/2017
Yu Ouyang, University of Kentucky
Term: 09/2014-08/2016
David Lewis, Vanderbilt University
Colleen Shogan, Congressional Research Service
Janet Martin, Bowdoin College
Term: 09/2014-08/2015
Justin Vaughn, Boise State University
Jose Villalobos, University of Texas at El Paso
Board Member Term: 09/2012-08/2015
MaryAnne Borrelli, Connecticut College
Brendan Doherty, U.S. Naval Academy
Thomas Langston, Tulane University
Jose Villalobos, University of Texas at El Paso
Term: 09/2014-08/2017
Sharece Thrower, University of Pittsburgh

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 09. Presidents and Executive Politics awards to-date »

George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award

The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the calendar year prior to the Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a $250 award.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: To be considered for the award, nominees must submit the following documents to each member of the Award Committee: (1) a hard copy of the dissertation, (2) an electronic version of the dissertation (preferably in pdf), and (3) a letter of nomination (from, e.g., the dissertation chair, the department chair).

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2015

Best Undergraduate Paper Award

The Best Undergraduate Paper Award on executive politics recognizes the best undergraduate paper completed in the previous two academic years. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: June 1, 2014

Founders Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Francis Rourke is given for the best paper on executive politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the preceding year’s APSA Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings in the two year’s preceding the APSA Annual Meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2015

Founders Best Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Bert Rourke is given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD holding scholar presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2015

Richard E. Neustadt Best Reference Book Award

The Richard E. Neustadt Best Reference Book Award recognizes the best reference book on executive politics published during the past four years. One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2014

Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award

The Richard E. Neustadt Award given for the best book on executive politics published during the year. One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2015

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