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Political Science Education (Section 29)

The purpose of this section is both to promote exemplary undergraduate teaching within the political science discipline and to the scholarship of teaching. The section is especially dedicated to increasing the use of innovative teaching methods, particularly those rooted in experience (internships, service learning, simulations, and study abroad) and the evaluation of such methods.

Founded: 1993
Newsletter: The Political Science Educator

Section Counts

Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$0 $12
Section Awards
Chair Terry Gilmour, Midland College
Vice-Chair Michael Rogers, Arkansas Tech University
Treasurer Joseph Roberts, Roger Williams University
Journal Editor Victor Asal, State University of New York at Albany
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Newsletter Editor Bobbi Gentry, Bridgewater College
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2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University
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Rachel Bzostek Walker, Collin College
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Council Megan Becker, University of Southern California
Rachel Bzostek Walker, Collin College
Maureen Feeley, University of California, San Diego
Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University
J. Cherie Strahan, Central Michigan University
Patrick McKinlay, Morningside College
Section Journal

Journal of Political Science Education

Publishes 4 times per year.

Available as an APSA journal.

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Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 29. Political Science Education awards to-date »
 

Craig T. Brians Award for Excellence In Undergraduate Research and Mentorship

Established in 2014 in memory of Dr. Craig L. Brians, this award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates 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. Any person may nominate a candidate, or self-nominations will be accepted. The winner(s) shall be selected by the CLB Award committee. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
J. Cherie Strachan Central Michigan University [email protected]

Best APSA Conference Paper Award

This award is given annually at the section meeting held in conjunction with the APSA annual meeting to the author(s) who present at the previous year's annual APSA annual meeting, either in an oral session or poster session. The winner(s) will be selected by the Best APSA Conference Paper Award committee. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Maureen Feeley University of California, San Diego [email protected]
Matthew Platt Morehouse College [email protected]

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award may be given at the annual section meeting held at the APSA annual meeting. The awardee must have a strong record of long-standing, exceptional, and extensive contributions to the goals of the section, including the promotion of the 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 doe not have to be given every year. Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Terry Gilmour Midland College [email protected]
     

Distinguished Service Award

This award may be given at the section meeting held at the APSA 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 be given every year. Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2020

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Terry Gilmour Midland College [email protected]