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Meet the APSA Meetings Ombuds

APSA Annual Meeting Ombuds

 

The APSA Ombuds will be available during the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting to speak with any meeting attendee on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, consultation with any meeting attendees who believe that they have experienced any form of harassment, or have concerns about violations of the sexual harassment provisions of the APSA anti-harassment policy while onsite at the 2018 annual meeting. More information about the APSA Ombuds is located www.apsanet.org/ombuds.


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Carol Mershon, University of Virginia

Carol Mershon, Ph.D., is the Hugh S. and Winifred Cumming Chair in Politics at the University of Virginia. Mershon has served as Interim Co-PI / Program Director for UVa CHARGE, the NSF ADVANCE program at UVa, and continues to serve on the UVa CHARGE Internal Advisory Board. A member of the Steering Committee of the Directors of Diversity and Inclusion in UVa Arts & Sciences, Mershon helped spearhead the creation of the pilot UVa Arts & Sciences Faculty Guides program, designed to handle concerns about, e.g., harassment, conflicts of interest, and equity. In her most recent NSF-funded project, with Denise Walsh, Mershon has developed strategies for diversifying leadership and addressing bias in political science and academe more broadly.

 

Francine Montemurro, Boston University

Francine Montemurro, JD, was appointed Boston University’s first Ombuds in September 2009. She practices in accordance with the International Ombudsman Association’s Code of Ethics and  Standards of Practice. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, Montemurro earned a JD from Syracuse University.  She established the Office of the University Ombudsman at SUNY Binghamton 1997.  She served as the Ombudsman there for 12 years, acting as an independent, impartial and confidential resource for students, faculty and staff.  She has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including providing interventions and workshops on mediation and conflict management, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and providing workplace, community, family, and victim-offender mediation.


APSA Teaching and Learning Conference Ombuds

The APSA Ombuds was available during the 2018 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference (TLC) to speak with any meeting attendee on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, consultation with any meeting attendees who believe that they have experienced any form of harassment, or have concerns about violations of the sexual harassment provisions of the APSA anti-harassment policy while onsite at the 2018 teaching and learning conference. More information about the APSA Ombuds is located www.apsanet.org/ombuds.

  

Stay tuned. Additional Information on the APSA Annual Meeting Ombuds is forthcoming.

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