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Political Science Education Award Recipients

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The Best APSA Conference Paper Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Distinguished Service Award
The Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship
McGraw-Hill Award


The Best APSA Conference Paper Award

The Best APSA Conference Paper Award is given for the best presentation on undergraduate education at the past year's APSA Annual Meeting.

2020 Renee Van Vechten, University of Redlands

“Whither the Political Science Major?  A Cross-Institutional Analysis of Curricular Design and Program Learning Outcomes at 110 Colleges and Universities”

2020 Maureen Feeley, University of California – San Diego

“Whither the Political Science Major?  A Cross-Institutional Analysis of Curricular Design and Program Learning Outcomes at 110 Colleges and Universities”

2019

Diana Owen, Georgetown University
“Teaching Civics to High-Need Students.” 

2018 Donald M. Gooch, Stephen F. Austin State University
“Structuring Civic Education: Assessing Civic Literacy Retention and Curricular Sequencing.”
2017 Michael T. Rogers, Arkansas Tech University
“The Past, Present, and Possible Future of Civics in Political Science.”
2016    Eric Michael French, Oklahoma State University
"How to Lose a Class in Ten Days:  The Link between Pedagogy and Student Retention." 
2016 Brendon Wrestler, Indiana State University
"How to Lose a Class in Ten Days:  The Link between Pedagogy and Student Retention." 
2015 Jeffrey K. Sosland, American University
“The Internship Supervisor and Experiential Learning” 
2015 Diane J. Lowenthal, American University
“The Internship Supervisor and Experiential Learning” 
2014 Ellen Claes, Catholic University, Belgium
"The Effect of Direct and Indirect Forms of Citizenship Education Results From a Three Wave Longitudinal Panel Survey in Belgium" 
2014 Marc Hooghe, Catholic University, Belgium
"The Effect of Direct and Indirect Forms of Citizenship Education Results From a Three Wave Longitudinal Panel Survey in Belgium" 
2013 Ryan Claassen, Kent State University
"New Media, Civic Learning, and Civic Action Among Young People."
2013 Quin Monson, Brigham Young University
"New Media, Civic Learning, and Civic Action Among Young People."
2012 Rebecca Glazier, University of Arkansas Little Rock
Satire and Efficacy in the Political Science Classroom
2011 Joe Gershtenson, Eastern Kentucky University
Attitudes about Voter Registration: The Influence of Teaching
2011 Dennis Plane, Juniata College
Attitudes about Voter Registration: The Influence of Teaching
2010 John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
2010 Christine Balarezo, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
2010 Tom Miles, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
2008 Shannon Jenkins, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
"The Impact of In-Class Service-learning on Cognitive and Affective Learning Outcomes"
2007 Jeffrey Bernstein, Eastern Michigan University
How Citizens Learn Political Skills
2006 David Rankin, SUNY, Fredonia
"U.K.-U.S. Identity, Political Knowledge, and the War in Iraq"
2005 Philip Pollock III, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
2005 Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
2005 Bruce Wilson, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
2004 Larry Chappell, Mississippi Valley State University
Co-Authored with Bernard L. Bray, Talladega College, "Civic Theater for Civic Education"
2004 Bernard Bray, Talladega College
Co-Authored with Larry W. Chappell, Mississippi Valley State University, "Civic Theater for Civic Education"
2003 Joel Westheimer, University of Ottawa
"Educating the 'Good' Citizen: The Politics of School -Based Civic Education Programs"
2003 Joseph Kahne, Mills College
"Educating the 'Good' Citizen: The Politics of School-based Civic Education Programs"
2002 Matthew Lindstrom, Sienna College
"What's a Bus Ticket Got to Do with My American Politics Class? Experimenting with a Political Treasure Hunt."
2001 Michelle Deardorff, Millikin University
"The Role of the 'Major' in Political Science Assessment: Recruitment, Rigor, Rolodex"
2001 Jacek Lubecki, Millikin University
"The Role of the 'Major' in Political Science Assessment: Recruitment, Rigor, Rolodex"
2001 Robert McIntire, Milikin University
"The Role of the 'Major' in Political Science Assessment: Recruitment, Rigor, Rolodex"
2000 Matthew Reed, DeVry Institute
"Back to Square One; Reinventing Political Science as a Humanistic Pursuit with Career-Minded Students"
1999 Lynne Ford, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
1999 John Creed, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
1999 Phil Jones, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
1999   Frank Petrusak, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"

 


Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person whose lifetime contribution to political science have had a significant impact on undergraduate education.

2020 E. Fletcher McClellan, Elizabethtown College
2019 Michael Brintnall
2017 Dick W. Simpson, University of Illinois at Chicago
2016 Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
2015 John Berg, Suffolk University Boston
2003   Sheilah Mann, American Political Science Association

 


The Distinguished Service Award

This award may be given at the section meeting held at the APSA annual meeting. The awardee must have a strong record of exceptional and extensive contributions to the goals of the section, including the promotion of teaching and learning in the discipline and the scholarship of teaching. Any section member may submit a nomination letter to the Executive Committee. Nominations are due by April 1. The Executive Committee will determine if a nominee is eligible and will decide by June 1 if the award will be given. This award does not have to b given every year.

2020 Alison Rios Millett McCartney, Towson University
2019 Victor Asal, State University of New York at Albany
2018 John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
2017    Michelle D. Deardorff, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

 


The Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship

Established in 2014, this award will be awarded annually at the Teaching and Learning Conference, with recognition also given at the APSA annual PSE section reception. The award will be given to faculty members who demonstrate commitment to and excellence in encouraging and developing scholarship among undergraduate students, and in mentoring undergraduate students in preparation for graduate school or public affairs-related careers. Evidence for these commitments may include, but not limited to, formal and informal supervision of undergraduate student original research, collaborating with undergraduate students on original research projects, assisting undergraduate students with public presentations and/or publication of work, and accompanying students to academic conferences. In honor of the person for whom the award is named, preference will also be given to faculty members who engage in developing undergraduate scholarship through enhancing information literacy.

2020 Malliga Och, Idaho State University
2020 Shamira Gelbman, Wabash College
2020 Michael Binder, University of North Florida
2020 Emily Sydnor, Southwestern University
2019 Celeste Montoya, University of Colorado Boulder
2018 E. Fletcher McClellan, Elizabethtown College
2017    Megan Becker, University of Southern California

 


McGraw-Hill Award

The McGraw-Hill Award recognizes political scientists who advance civic engagement through the study of engagement and participation. The award seeks to honor a wide range of unique and new approaches to the scholarship and teaching of civic engagement, but in particular scholars who raise political awareness, involvement, and participation of undergraduate students.

2009    Daniel Shea, Allegheny College