Officers & Council Members

APSA is governed by 31 elected Council Members and Officers, while everyday operations are overseen by the Executive Director and supported by APSA staff. The Council serves as the APSA governing body, setting the strategic direction and vision of the association, monitoring its ongoing operation, making policies, approving appointments and budgetary decisions, and generally providing oversight, guidance, and advice.



  • John Ishiyama, University of North Texas


  • Lisa Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • Janet Box-Steffensmeier, The Ohio State University

Vice Presidents (2020-2021)

  • Amrita Basu, Amherst College
  • Juan "Carlos" Huerta, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Mark Warren, University of British Columbia

Treasurer (2020-2023)

  • David Lublin, American University

Council (2019 - 2022)

  • Ben Ansell, University of Oxford
  • Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
  • Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Rebecca Gill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Soo Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore
  • David Leal, University of Texas, Austin
  • Suzanna Linn, Pennsylvania State University
  • Melanye Price, Prairie View A&M University

Council (2020 - 2023)

  • Menna Demessie, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Terry Gilmour, Midland College
  • Catherine Guisan, University of Minnesota
  • Nancy Hirschmann, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nahomi Ichino, Emory University
  • Tamara Metz, Reed College
  • Ido Oren, University of Florida
  • Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College 

Council (2021 - 2024)

  • Khalilah Brown-Dean, Quinnipiac University
  • Scott Desposato, University of California, San Diego
  • Raymond Foxworth, First Nations Development Institute
  • Terri Givens, McGill University
  • Eileen M. Hunt, University of Notre Dame
  • Mary McHugh, Merrimack College
  • Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa
  • Costas Panagopolous, Northeastern University

Executive Director

  • Steven Rathgeb Smith