Governance Committees


Audit Committee

 The audit committee supervises the conduct of APSA's audit and oversees that adequate internal controls exist for the Association’s accounting and finance.

Term Expiring August 31,2020
Ann O'M. Bowman, Texas A&M University, Chair
Erin Richards, Cascadia College
Sara Rinfret, University of Montana

Term Expiring August 31, 2021
Adam Berinksy, Massachusets Institute of Technology
Ed Miller, University of Massachusets, Boston
Alberto Simpser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México


Committee on Elections and Rules

 The APSA Council Committee on Elections supervises the conduct of APSA's elections.

Term Expiring August 31, 2020
Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida, Chair
Shana Kushner Gadarian, Syracuse University
Charles Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rick Valelly, Swarthmore College

Term Expiring August 31, 2021
 Khalilah Brown-Dean, Qunnipiac University
Sunshine Hillygus, Duke University
Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa


Investment Committee

 Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University (APSA Treasurer)

Term Expiring August 31,2020
Helen Milner, Princeton University, Chair
Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara
John Carey, Dartmouth University


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee Prepares a slate of candidates for APSA elective office. Find more information on the nominating commitee and nominations process here.

Term Expiring August 31,2020
Richard Boyd, Georgetown University
Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
Janelle Wong, University of Maryland

Term Expiring August 31, 2021
Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College, Chair
Rebecca Glazier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Gabe Sanchez, University of New Mexico


Organized Sections Committee

The role of the organized sections committee is to help organized sections carry out their work and to oversee the balance between the sections and APSA as a whole.

Term Expiring August 31, 2020
Jennifer Clark, University of Houston, Chair
Michael Sparer, Columbia University
Ron Vogel, Ryerson University

Term Expiring August 31, 2021
Ramiro Berardo, Ohio State University
James Curry, University of Utah
Kathleen Hale, Auburn University


Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee

The responsibility of the committee on professional ethics, rights, and freedoms is to protect the rights of political scientists and ensure that the ethical policies of APSA are followed.  

Term expires August 31, 2020
Justin Wert, University of Oklahoma Deborah Yashar, Princeton University
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

Term expires August 31, 2021
Alison Dundes Renteln, University of Southern California, Chair
Alan Gibson, California State University, Chico
Erik S. Herron, West Virginia University

Term expires August 31, 2022
Matthew Carnes, Georgetown University
Karen Zivi, Grand Valley State University


Find more information and resources here

Recommendations for APSA Standing and Award Committee Members Suggestions are welcome for members of APSA committees, including APSA status committees, for terms starting in September of 2020. Typically, members of the standing committees serve staggered three-year terms, and members of the awards committees serve one-year terms. Click these links for a full list of standing committees and award committees. Please send all suggestions to [email protected]