Governance Committees


Audit Committee

The audit committee supervises the conduct of APSA's audit and oversees that adequate internal controls exist for the Association’s accounting and finance.

Term Expiring August 31, 2022
Tamara Metz, Reed College, Chair
Terry Gilmour, Midland College
Jason Pierce, University of Dayton

Term Expiring August 31, 2023
Scott Desposato, University of California, San Diego
Raymond Foxworth, First Nations Development Institute
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Maryland


Committee on Elections and Rules

The APSA Council Committee on Elections supervises the conduct of APSA's elections.

Costas Panagopoulos, Northeastern University, chair

Term Expiring August 31, 2022
Marc Hetherington, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Walter Mebane, University of Michigan
Gina Reinhardt, University of Essex

Term Expiring August 31, 2023
Taeko Hiroi, University of Texas at El Paso
Petr Kopecky, Leiden University
Meg Rincker, Purdue University Northwest


Investment Committee

David Lublin, American University, APSA Treasurer

Term Expiring August 31, 2023
Helen Milner, Princeton University, chair
John Carey, Dartmouth University
Benjamin Jerry Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara


Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee Prepares a slate of candidates for APSA elective office. Find more information on the nominating commitee and nominations process here.

Term Expiring August 31, 2022
David Darmofal, University of South Carolina
Kevin Scott, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Sara Wallace Goodman, University of California, Irvine, chair

Term Expiring August 31, 2022
Elizabeth Anker, George Washington University
Maureen Feeley, University of California, San Diego
Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Michigan State University


Organized Sections Committee

The role of the organized sections committee is to help organized sections carry out their work and to oversee the balance between the sections and APSA as a whole.

Term Expiring August 31, 2022 Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa, Chair Dan Reiter, Emory University Abigail Williamson, Trinity College

Term Expiring August 31, 2023 Andrew Aoki, Augsburg University Diana Dwyre, California State University, Chico J. Sherie Strachan, Virginia Commonwealth University


Professional Ethics, Rights, and Freedoms Committee

The responsibility of the APSA Committee on Professional Ethics, Rights and Freedoms is to provide guidance on the rights of political scientists and to ensure that the ethical policies of APSA are followed.

Term expires September 2022 (after the annual meeting)
Matthew Carnes, Georgetown University, Chair
Karen Zivi, Grand Valley State University

Term expires September 2023 (after the annual meeting)
John Freeman, University of Minnesota
Michael Rogers, Arkansas Tech University
Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Term expires September 2024 (after the annual meeting)
Cheryl Boudreau, University of California, Davis
Trisha Phillips, West Virginia University
Omar G. Encarnación, Bard College


Read the updated APSA Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science (updated 2022)


          Read more about the Ethics Committee and the APSA Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science.


Recommendations for APSA Standing and Award Committee Members

Suggestions are welcome for members of APSA committees, including APSA status committees, for terms starting in September of 2020. Typically, members of the standing committees serve staggered three-year terms, and members of the awards committees serve one-year terms. Click these links for a full list of standing committees and award committees. Please send all suggestions to [email protected]