Program/Section Chairs Contact Info

Northeastern Political Science Association

2016 Section Chairs and Co-Chairs 

 Program Chair:Mark SachlebenShippensburg Universitymdsachleben@ship.edu 

 

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. 

Section

Description

Chair(s)

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.

Mack Mariani Xavier University Cincinnati, OH 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

Matthew Dabros

Western Connecticut State

University Danbury, CT dabrosm@wcsu.edu

PARTIES, INTEREST

GROUPS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, & ELECTORAL BEHAVIOR

This section encourages papers, panels

and roundtables that address

significant theoretical, substantive, and

methodological issues in the study of campaigns and elections, including voting behavior, campaign effects, campaign finance, advertising, mobilization and get-out-the-vote efforts, and primary election campaigns.

Dante Scala

University of New Hampshire Durham, NH Dante.Scala@unh.edu

PUBLIC POLICY AND

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Papers, panels, and roundtables on all

topics in public policy and public

administration.

Carl Taylor

Walsh University North Canton, OH ctaylor@walsh.edu

 

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  on the NPSA submission website. 

Section

Description

Chair(s)

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

All aspects of Ancient (Greek, Roman) and Medieval (Jewish, Christian, Islamic) political thought.

Gregory A. McBrayer Morehead State University Morehead, KY g.mcbrayer@moreheadstate.edu

MODERN POLITICAL THEORY

Machiavelli to Marx, including but not

limited to normative political theory and the history of ideas.

Marc Sable

Bethany College Bethany, WV msable@bethanywv.edu

 

Andreas Avgousti Columbia University New York, NY

Andreas.Avgousti@gmail.com

CONTINENTAL

POLITICAL THOUGHT

Includes but not limited to German

idealism, phenomenology,

hermeneutics, existentialism, poststructuralism, post-modernism, critical theory, French feminism, Nietzsche and Marxism.

Elizabeth Amato

Gardner-Webb University Boiling Springs, NC EAmato@Gardner-Webb.edu

 

Michael Thompson

William Paterson University

Wayne, NJ ThompsonMi@wpunj.edu

DEMOCRATIC THEORY

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

Harvey Strum

Sage College of Albany

Albany, New York strumh@hotmail.com

 

Timothy Taylor

Sage College of Albany Albany, New York Taylot4@sage.edu

AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

All topics in contemporary American political thought.

David Alvis

Wofford College Spartanburg, SC alvisjd@wofford.edu

 

THE BROADER DISCIPLINE 

Section

Description

Chair(s)

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.

Louise Stanton

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ

lstanton@njcu.edu

 

Koop Berry Walsh University North Canton, OH kberry@walsh.edu

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, and ethnic and nationalist conflict are welcome.

Brian Mello

Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA bmello@muhlenberg.edu

 

Miguel Glatzer

La Salle University Philadelphia, PA glatzer@lasalle.edu

IDENTITY 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

University of Missouri-Saint

Louis

St. Louis, MO

jalalzaif@umsl.edu

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

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

brown957@purdue.edu

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.

Guy Bellino

Salem State University

Salem, MA

guy.bellino@salemstate.edu

   

Section

Description

Chair(s)

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

Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA 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

Clarion University Clarion, PA kyenerall@clarion.edu

POLITICS AND  HISTORY

Papers, panels, and roundtables on all

topics in politics and history.

Garrison Nelson

University of Vermont Burlington, VT gnelson@uvm.edu

UNDERGRADUATE

RESEARCH

This 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 include contact information of the faculty sponsor of the research.

Paula Holoviak

Kutztown University Kutztown, PA holoviak@kutztown.edu

 

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Mark GentrySaint Francis Universitymgentry@francis.eduDepartments 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, we can 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 would 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).