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APSA Council Committees

  • Executive Committee The Executive Committee consists of the President, President-elect, Past President,Treasurer and chairs of the five policy committees. Its main duties include preparing agendas for council meetings and annual business meetings and acting on behalf of the council to dispose of policy issues deemed of insufficient weight to require decisions by the council.  

Term expiring August 31, 2020
Paula McClain, Duke University
Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University
Julia Jordan-Zachery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
David Leal, University of Texas at Austin
Suzanna Lin, Pennsylvania State University
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University
Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida

  • Conference and Meetings Policy Committee The Conferences and Meetings Committee will address issues including policies on the siting of APSA meetings and on the structure and format of APSA meetings. 

Term expiring August 31, 2020
Suzanna Linn, Pennsylvania State University, Chair
Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
Simon Jackman, University of Sydney
Matthew Kocher, Johns Hopkins University
Lori Marso, Union College

  • Membership and Professional Development Policy Committee The Membership and Professional Development Committee will address issues including the Association’s membership structure and dues, policies with wide effect on the membership, and programming and initiatives for APSA to undertake in promotion of members’ professional development.
    Term expiring August 31, 2020
    Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida, Chair
    Ann O'M. Bowman, Texas A&M University
    Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Soon Yeon Kim, National University of Singapore
    Melanye Price, Prarie View A&M University
    Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

  • Publications Policy Committee The Publications Committee will address issues related to APSA publications, including journals, reports, and ebooks, and provide guidance on proposals for new APSA publications.
    Term expiring August 31, 2020
    David Leal, University of Texas at Austin, Chair
    Adam Berinksy, Massachusets Institute of Technology
    Joseph Carens, University of Toronto
    Lisa Garcia-Bedolla, University of California, Berkeley
    Melissa Williams, University of Toronto

  • Public Engagement Policy Committee The Public Engagement Committee will provide guidance on APSA programs and activities connected to amplifying the public reach of political science and, in particular, incorporating initiatives from the 2013-14 John Aldrich Task Force on improving public perceptions of political science’s value.
    Term expiring August 31, 2020
    Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, Purdue University, Chair
    Ben Ansell, University of Oxford
    Rebecca Gill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Lilly J. Goren, Carroll University
    Alberto Simper, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
    Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University

  • Teaching and Learning Policy Committee The Teaching and Learning Committee will provide guidance in the coordination of teaching-related initiatives across the Association, including future directions for the Teaching and Learning Conference (currently under review) and programs and publications connected to teaching and learning.
    Term expiring August 31, 2020
    Julia Jordan-Zachery, Providence College, Chair
    Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
    Erin Richards, Cascadia College
    Charles "Tony" Smith, University of California, Irvine
    Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan