Teaching Awards & Recognition
APSA Campus Teaching Award Recognition
Colleges and universities recognize exceptional teaching by presenting faculty members with awards for teaching excellence. The American Political Science Association values excellence in teaching political science and recognizes faculty achievements in teaching.
Each year APSA recognizes political science faculty who received teaching awards from their own colleges or universities during the past academic year. APSA features the winners and titles of their awards in the October issue of PS: Political Science and Politics.
The nomination period for the 2018-2019 award cycle is now complete. Please check back later for information on nominations for 2019-2020.
APSA Distinguished Teacher Award
The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors the outstanding contribution to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact. The award carries a $1,000 prize.
The award was created on the recommendation of APSA's Teaching and Learning Committee and has been endowed through generous gifts from APSA members. It signals the central role of teaching in the profession.
The nomination period for the 2019-2020 award cycle is not yet open. Learn more and submit nominations here.
Professor Michael Genovese, 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award Recipient, accepting his award at the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.