APSA Nominating Committee

In accordance with the APSA bylaws, the APSA Nominating Committee prepares a slate of nominees for APSA Council and officer positions. In selecting a slate of nominees, the Nominating Committee makes recommendations with due regard for geographic distribution, field of professional interest, methodological orientation, types of institutions where members are employed, race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexuality, disability, and other important forms of diversity, as required by the bylaws (V.3.b).

The APSA Nominating Committee welcomes your suggestions for 2020 nominees for president-elect, vice president, treasurer, and council member. Council members and the treasurer serve three-year terms, vice presidents serve one-year terms, and the president-elect serves a total of three years. The nominating committee encourages all members of APSA to suggest fellow members for consideration. Nominations should explain why the person’s accomplishments, background, and views would make them a good choice for a leadership position. The nominating committee hopes to nominate a slate of accomplished scholars and practitioners who reflect the diverse membership of APSA. To achieve this goal, they rely on the membership to forward suggestions and recommendations.


Please send suggestions to [email protected] by February 19, 2020. The committee will meet in March 2020 to begin compiling a slate of candidates. The completed slate of nominees will be announced later that month and will be put to a member vote via electronic ballot over the summer. 

The 2019-2020 nominating committee is Stacie Goddard, Wellesley College (chair); Richard Boyd, Georgetown University; Rebecca Glazier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia; Gabe Sanchez, University of New Mexico; and Janelle Wong, University of Maryland.

APSA also accepts nominees by petition. Find more information  on submitting a nominee by petition, and on the APSA election process, 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]