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, 2021
Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
Paula McClain, Duke University
John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
David Lublin, American University
Ben Ansell, Oxford University
Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
Julia Jordan-Zachery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
David Leal, University of Texas at Austin
Suzanna Linn, Pennsylvania State University

  • 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, 2021
Suzanna Linn, Pennsylvania State University, Chair
Erik Bleich, Middlebury College
Ann O'M. Bowman, Texas A&M 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, 2021
    Mala Htun, University of New Mexico, Chair
    Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Catherine Guisan, University of Minnesota
    Ido Oren, University of Florida
    Melanye Price, Prairie 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, 2021
    David Leal, University of Texas at Austin, Chair
    Adam Berinksy, Massachusets Institute of Technology
    Nancy Hirschmann, University of Pennsylvania
    Nahomi Ichino, Emory University
    Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College

  • 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, 2021
    Ben Ansell, University of Oxford, Chair
    Menna Demessie, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
    Rebecca Gill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Tamara Metz, Reed College
    John Sides, Vanderbilt University
    Alberto Simper, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

  • 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, 2021
    Julia Jordan-Zachery, Providence College, Chair
    Terry Gilmour, Midland College
    Michelle Deardorff, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
    Charles "Tony" Smith, University of California, Irvine
    Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan