PROGRAM CHAIR

Koop Berry 

Department of Government and Foreign Affairs

Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH 44720

Office: 330-490-7058
Home: 216-381-7839

kberry@walsh.edu

 

2014 SECTION & CHAIRS

AMERICAN POLITICS

All areas of American Politics broadly defined. Submit proposals for papers, panels and roundtables to appropriate subcategory below on the NPSA submission website.

CONGRESS, PRESIDENCY, & THE COURTS

All aspects of legislative studies, presidential research, constitutional law and the courts, the intersection of, and relationships among, the three branches. In particular, papers and panels examining recent elections are welcome.

Mack Mariani
Department of Political Science
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH  45207
Phone: 513-508-6849
marianim@xavier.edu
 

STATE AND METROPOLITAN POLITICS

All aspects of state, metropolitan and neighborhood politics; federalism and intergovernmental relations. The section particularly welcomes sub-federal work in the field of American political development

Jason Windett
Department of Political Science
St. Louis University
127 McGannon Hall
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-977-3622
jwindett@slu.edu

PARTIES, INTEREST GROUPS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, & ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR

All aspects of U.S. parties, interest groups, social movements, political behavior, elections, and public opinion. Sessions on recent elections are especially welcome.

 

Douglas Harris
Department of Political Science
Loyola University Maryland
4501 Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: 410-617-2227
Fax: 410-617-2215
 

PUBLIC POLICY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Papers, panels, and roundtables on all topics in public policy and public administration.

 

Heath A. Brown
Department of Public Management
CUNY, John Jay College
445 West 59th Street,  Rm. 3524 North Hall
New York, NY 10019
Phone:  202-352-8811

POLITICAL THEORY

All areas of political philosophy, political theory and political thought broadly defined. Submit proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables to the appropriate subcategory below.

 

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

All aspects of Ancient (Greek, Roman) and Medieval (Jewish, Christian, Islamic) Political Thought.

Catherine Borck
Department of Politics and Government
University of Hartford
Phone: 860-768-4526

MODERN POLITICAL THEORY

Machiavelli to Marx, including but not limited to normative political theory and the history of ideas.

Claudia Leeb
School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs
Washington State University
Pullman, Wa 99164
Phone: 646-464-5436

CONTINENTAL POLITICAL THOUGHT

Including but not limited to German idealism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, existentialism,

post-structuralism, post-modernism, critical theory, French feminism, Nietzsche and Marxism.

 

Marc Sable
Department of Political Science
Bethany College
205 Morlan Hall
Bethany, WV 26032
Phone: 773-213-9899
 

DEMOCRATIC THEORY

All topics in contemporary democratic theory including deliberative democracy, identity politics, group rights, and citizenship.

Co-Chair
Harvey Strum
Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies
Sage College of Albany
140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York, 12208-3425
Phone:  518-729-0502

Co-Chair

Timothy Taylor

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Sage College of Albany

140 New Scotland Avenue

Albany, New York, 12208-3425

Phone: 518-292-1970 Taylot4@sage.edu

 

AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

All topics in contemporary American political thought.

 

David Alvis
Department of Government
Wofford College
429 Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 846-597-4588

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Seeks panel and paper submissions on topics in international studies broadly defined, including international relations theory, international law and organizations, foreign policy, globalization, human rights, international development, conflict resolution, military/strategic studies, feminist theory/gender studies, and international political economy. 


Co-Chair

Paul S. Adams

Department of Political Science

University of Pittsburgh – Greensburg

150 Finoli Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 724-836-9863

padams@pitt.edu

Co-Chair
Mark D. Sachleben
Department of Political Science
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 1725
Phone: 717-477-1343

COMPARATIVE POLITICS

All areas of comparative politics, including the politics of advanced industrial, post-communist, or developing countries; cross-regional studies; broad theoretical issues such as democratization, economic development, globalization, ethnic and nationalist conflict are welcome.      

 

Co-Chair

Brian Mello

Department of Political Science

Muhlenberg College

2400 Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: 484-664-3469

bmello@muhlenberg.edu


Co-Chair
Miguel Glatzer
Department of Political Science
La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215-991-2851

GENDER, RACE, ETHNICITY & POLITICS

The section welcomes papers and panels that examine gender, race, and ethnicity in relation to power both within and outside political institutions. Of particular interest are papers focusing on how these factors (and possible intersections) impact political leadership, representation, and public policies in American and comparative contexts. All methodological perspectives are welcome.

 

Farida Jalalzai
Department of Political Science
University of Missouri-Saint Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: 314-516-5836
Fax: 314-516-7236
 

NPSA WOMEN’S CAUCUS

The Women's Caucus of NPSA invites papers analyzing the status of women in political science and the evolution and state of the discipline in gender studies, as well as roundtable participants for a conversation on women in the profession, to discuss issues regarding hiring, tenure/promotion, scholarship/publication, mentoring practices, and other issues affecting women’s livelihood in the discipline and academia, more broadly.

 

Nadia Brown
Department of Political Science &
African American Studies Program
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-0460
 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS & POLICY

Papers, panels, and roundtables relevant to environmental politics or policy, U.S. and  international. Topics may include, environmental movements; environmentalism, its variants or rivals; environmental policy formation and implementation; environmental regimes; management of common pool resources; environmental policy analysis; and sustainable development. Interdisciplinary approaches are especially welcome.

 

Paul A. Barresi
College of Liberal Arts
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester, NH 03106
Phone: 603-668-2211 Ext. 2247
Fax: 603-645-9779
 
 

TEACHING, LEARNING, & THE PROFESSION

Papers, panels and roundtables on all aspects of undergraduate and graduate teaching, especially in the areas of integrating technology into the curriculum, the use of cooperative and collaborative learning techniques, and experiential learning. Proposals are also welcome on the future of the profession and on professional education in political science, including approaches to preparing new professionals for academic and non-academic positions.

 

A. Lanethea Mathews

Department of Political Science

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA  18104

Phone: 484-664-3737
Fax: 484-664-3536

mathews@muhlenberg.edu

 

POPULAR CULTURE & POLITICS

All works that explore the intersection of popular culture and politics. Especially relevant are papers that examine the ways in which film, television, literature, and music depict political institutions, affect political socialization, shape public opinion and serve as a tool for explaining concepts and fostering debate. Papers that explore popular culture as an instrument for providing context and diverse perspectives are also welcome.

 

Kevan M. Yenerall
Political Science Department
Clarion University
320 Founders Hall
Clarion, PA 16214
Phone: 814-393-1897
Fax: 814-393-2550
 

POLITICS AND HISTORY

Papers, panels, and roundtables on all topics in politics and history.

 

Garrison Nelson
Department of Political Science
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Phone:  802-656-4223

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

This new section provides an opportunity for promising undergraduate political science students to experience a professional academic conference and to contribute to our understanding of politics. It is meant to help promote undergraduate research in political science and to showcase outstanding student research. Individual and collaborative papers in any area of political science are welcome. Proposals should be submitted on behalf of the student researcher(s) by a faculty sponsor.

 

Fran Moran
Political Science Department
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 201-200-3259
Fax: 201-200-3228
 

 EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Departments that have a job vacancy and will be represented at the meeting are encouraged to send a job description and the name of their representative. Individuals seeking employment, and who are planning to attend the meeting, should also send a C.V. by November 1. Also, in cooperation with APSA, employers and candidates are encouraged to use the Placement Service element of APSA’s E-Jobs system to arrange interviews. Through E-Jobs, employers and candidates indicate their availability for interviews during the NPSA meeting. Employers then contact the candidates to confirm attendance, and to arrange meetings at the conference. Access to the E-Jobs database is free for APSA members (individuals and departments). For more information on this service, contact:

Mark C. Gentry

Department of History and Political Science

Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940

Phone: 814-472-3059

Fax: 814-472-3937

mgentry@francis.edu