Frank J. Goodnow Award 

Nominations are closed.

The Goodnow Award honors service to the community of teachers, researchers, and public servants who work in the many fields of politics. 


The APSA Council created the Frank J. Goodnow Award in 1996 to honor the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and public and private organizations to both the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association.  The Goodnow Award is named for Frank J. Goodnow, APSA's first president and an exemplar of the public service and volunteerism that this award represents.  The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and the recipient receives an engraved crystal bowl. 


Nomination Information


  • Eligibility: Self-nominations are accepted. Nominees do not have to be members of APSA, affiliated with an institution in the United States, or an American citizen in order to be considered for an award.

    The Goodnow Award can be awarded not simply to a person who has performed distinguished service to political science, but to groups, or public and private organizations who have played a role in the development of the political science profession and the building of APSA. 

Frank J. Goodnow Award Committee

Chair: Dr. Vladimir Kogan
Ohio State University
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Danielle Lupton
Colgate University
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Dr. Chapman Rackaway
Radford University
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Year Recipient Affiliation


Susan Haire

University of Georgia


Henry E. Brady

University of California, Berkeley


M. Kent Jennings

UC Santa Barbara and University of Michigan


Jan Leighley

American University


John Ishiyama

University of North Texas


Jeff Isaac

Indiana University


Virginia Sapiro

Boston University


K.C. Morrison
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

Mississippi State University
Cornell University


David Collier
John E. Jackson
Ronald Schmidt

University of California, Berkeley
University of Michigan
California State University, Long Beach


Michael Brintnall
Howard J. Silver

American Political Science Association
Consortium of Social Science Associations


John H. Aldrich

Duke University


Tony Affigne
Robert J-P. Hauck

Providence College
American Political Science Association


Martha Ackelsberg
Kristen Renwick Monroe
Rogers M. Smith

Smith College
University of California, Irvine
University of Pennsylvania


Kenneth Janda

Northwestern University


Paul Sniderman
Judith Stiehm

Stanford University
Florida International University


Paula D. McClain
Lee Sigelman
Frank P. Scioli

Duke University
George Washington University
National Science Foundation


John A. Garcia
Norman J. Ornstein
Kay L. Schlozman

University of Arizona
American Enterprise Institute
Boston College


Paul Allen Beck
Jennifer Hochschild

Ohio State University
Harvard University


M. Margaret Conway
Michael B. Preston

University of Florida
University of Southern California


Dale Rogers Marshall
Jack W. Peltason
Nelson W. Polsby

Wheaton College
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Berkeley


Jean Bethke Elshtain
Fred I. Greenstein
Charles O. Jones

University of Chicago
Princeton University
University of Wisconsin, Madison


F. Chris Garcia
Gerhard Loewenberg
Dianne M. Pinderhughes
Catherine E. Rudder
Frank J. Sorauf

University of New Mexico
University of Iowa
University of Notre Dame
George Mason University
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


Richard F. Fenno Jr.
Betty Glad
Samuel C. Patterson
J. Austin Ranney

University of Rochester 
University of South Carolina 
Ohio State University
University of California, Berkeley