The APSA Distinguished Teaching Award honors outstanding contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions. 

The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $1,000. 

Nominations and self-nominations close at 12:00am EST on Friday, February 14, 2020

Contributions eligible for this award may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact.


Distinguished Teaching Award Committee

Chair: Rachel Paine Caufield
Drake University
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Dr. Meredith Rolfe
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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Dr. Jose D. Villalobos
University of Texas at El Paso
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Year Recipient Affiliation
2019 Arthur Svenson University of Redlands
2018 Timothy Johnson University of Minnesota
2017 Michael Genovese Loyola Marymount University
2016 Dewey Clayton University of Louisville
2015 John Ishiyama University of North Texas
2014 No award given
2013 John Seery Pomona College
2012 Denise Scherberle University of Colorado, Denver