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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
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $12 for other members.
Newsletter: The Political Science Educator

Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Patrick McKinlay
Morningside College
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Vice-Chair
Terry Gilmour
Midland College
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Secretary
Terry Gilmour
Midland College
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Treasurer
Joseph Roberts
Roger Williams University
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Newsletter Editor
The Political Science Educator Bobbi Gentry
Bridgewater College
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Journal Editors
The Political Science Educator, Newsletter
Bobbi Gentry
Bridgewater College
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2019 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Mary McHugh
Merrimack College
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Elizabeth Matto
Rutgers University
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Members at Large
Elizabeth Bennion, Indiana University, South Bend
Boris Ricks, California State University, Northridge
Thomas Ringenberg, Rockhurst University
Michael Rogers, Arkansas Tech University
Bobbi Gentry, Bridgewater College
Donald Gooch, Stephen F. Austin University
Sherri Wallace, University of Louisville

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 »

The Best APSA Conference Paper Award

This award is given annually at the section meeting in junction with the APSA annual meeting to the author(s) who present at the previous year's 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.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee

Michael Rogers
Arkansas Tech University
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Bobbi Gentry
Bridgewater College
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Terry Gilmour
Midland College
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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 of the award will be given. This award does not have to be given every year.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee

Sherri Wallace, Chair
University of Louisville
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The Distinguished Service Award

This award may be given at the section meeting held at the APSA annual 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 b given every year.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: April 1, 2019

Award Committee

Sherri Wallace, Chair
University of Louisville
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The Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research & Mentorship

Established in 2014, this award will be awarded annually at the Teaching and Learning Conference, with recognition also given at the APSA annual PSE section reception. The award will be given to faculty members who demonstrate 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. Evidence for these commitments may include, but not limited to, formal and informal supervision of undergraduate student original research, collaborating with undergraduate students on original research projects, assisting undergraduate students with public presentations and/or publication of work, and accompanying students to academic conferences. In honor of the person for whom the award is named, preference will also be given to faculty members who engage in developing undergraduate scholarship through enhancing information literacy.

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Award Committee:

Carlos Huerta
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
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Fletcher McClellan
Elizabethtown College
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Allison McCartney
Towson University
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