PROGRAM COMMITTEES

75th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS IN
THE PROFESSION

COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF BLACKS IN THE PROFESSION
COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMITTEE
EQUITY AND ACCESS TASKFORCE, 2022-2023
FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF LATINOS/AS IN THE PROFESSION
COMMITTEE ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION
CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY PROGRAM COMMITTEE
DISSERTATION AWARD COMMITTEE
BETTY MOULDS LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
BETTY NESVOLD WOMEN AND POLITICS AWARD COMMITTEE
BLACKS AND POLITICS BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
CHARLES REDD POLITICS OF THE AMERICAN WEST AWARD COMMITTEE
CLAY MORGAN AWARD COMMITTEE
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS AND POLITICS BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
DON NAKANISHI AWARD COMMITTEE
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL LTHEORY AWARD COMMITTEE
LATINO/LATINA POLITICS BEST PAPER AWARD COMMITTEE
PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD COMMITTEE
PRQ AWARD COMMITTEE
PGI AWARD COMMITTEE
WILLIAM E. CONNOLLY AWARD COMMITTEE
THE WESTERN NEWSLETTER

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Committee
Chair: Ron Schmidt
Jane Junn
Louis DeSipio Valerie Martinez-Ebers
Ange-Marie Hancock Gary Segura
Rodney Hero Richard Clucas
Committee on Nominations
Chair:
Valerie Martinez (2022-2024)
University of Northern Texas
Members:
Jane Junn (2021-2023)
Univesity of Southern California

Mario Feit (2021-2023)
Georgia State University

Scott Siegel (2022-2024)
San Francisco State University

Elsa Diaz (council liaison, 2022-2024)
Pike’s Peak Community College

Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans

Chair: Sangay Mishra (2021-2024)
Drew University

Members:

Ngoc Phan (2020-2023)
Hawaii Pacific University

Vivien Leung (2020-2023) University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Weng (2021-2024)
Sam Houston State University

Van Lu (2022-2025)
Queens University


Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession
Chair: Debra Thompson McGill (2020-2023)
University of Oregon
Members:

LaGina Gause (2021-2024)
University of California, San Diego

Natasha Altema McNeely (2022-2025)
UTexas Rio Grande Valley

Chris Towler (2021-2024)
CSU, Sacramento



Jacob Grumbach (2022-2025)
University of Washington

Community College Committee
Chair: Kelly Velasquez (2021-2024)
East Los Angeles College
Members:

Levy LaDella (2020-2023)
College of Southern Nevada

Ken Chairprasert (2022-2025)
East Los Angeles College

Rogelio Garcia (2020-2023)
East Los Angeles College


Charlotte Lee(2022-2025)
Berkeley City College

Gary Castaneda (2023-2026)
Palomar College

Wendy White (2023-2026)
De Anza College

Equity and Access Taskforce, 2022-2023
Chair: Jane Junn,
University of Southern California
Members:
Sangay Mishra
Drew University
Debra Thompson
McGill University
Christopher Olds
Fort Hays State University
Loan Le
Institute for Good Govt & Inclusion
Maricruz Osorio
University of California, Riverside
Kelly Velasquez
East Los Angeles College
First Generation Committee

Chair: Maricruz Osorio (2020-2023)
University of California, Riverside

Members:
Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado (2020-2023)
University of Nebraska, Omaha

Hajer Al-Faham (2021-2023)
University of Pennsylvania
Mary Anne Mendoza (2022-2025)
Cal Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bianca Rubalcava (2022-2025)
University of California, Irvine
Committee on the Status of Latinas/os in the Profession
Chair: Christopher Olds, (2022-2025)
Fort Hays State University

Members:

Mara Cecilia Ostfeld (2020-2024)
University of Michigan

Brad Jones (2020-2024)
University of California, Davis

Kenneth Fernandez (2021-2024)
College of Southern Nevada

Monica Lombana (2021-2024)
Edmonds College

Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession

Chair: Loan Le (2021-2024)
Institute for Good Government and Inclusion

Members:

Melina Juarez (2020-2023)
Western Washington University

Kathryn Perkins
(2022-2025)
CSU-Long Beach

Nazita Lajevardi (2020-2023)
Michigan State University

Sarah Gershon (2022-2025)
Georgia State University

Climate Action Committee
The Western Political Science Association has formed a Climate Action Committee to generate proposals for reducing the association’s contributions to climate change.

Co-Chairs: Chris Crews (2020-2024)
California State University, Chico and
Emily Ray
(2020-2024)
Sonoma State University

Members:
Elisabeth Ellis (2020-2023), University of Otago
Caleb Goltz (2022-2024) St. Thomas University
Cheryl Hall
(2020-2023), University of South Florida
Kathryn Harrison (2021-2024), University of British Columbia
June Ann Jones (2022-2024) Virginia Tech
Elizabeth Koebele (2020-2023), University of Nevada, Reno
Chris Koski (2021-2024), Reed College
Paasha Mahdavi (2022-2025) University of California, Santa Barbara
Jamie Mayerfeld (2020-2024), University of Washington
John Meyer (2020-2022), Humboldt State University
Ross Mittiga (2020-2023), Catholic University of Chile
Andrew Scerri (2021-2024),Virginia Tech
Althea Sircar
(2021-2024), University of Redlands

Social Media Committee
Chair: Meredith Conroy
California State University, Santa Barbara

Mario Guerrero
Cal Poly, Pomona

Committee on Publications
Chair: Mark Ramirez (2021-2023)
Arizona State University
Members:
Brent Boyea (2022-2024)
University of Texas, Arlington

Sara Sadhwani (2021-2023)
Pomona College
Virtual Community Program Committee
Chair: Mark Brown
California State University, Sacramento

TBA

The Western Newsletter

Gwendoline M. Alphonso
Fairfield University

Michael Artime
Pacific Lutheran University

Benjamine Gonzalez O'Brien
San Diego State University

Chase Porter
California Baptist University

Betty Moulds Lifetime Service Award:

Chair: Shaun Bowler
University of California, Riverside

Jamie Mayerfeld
University of Washington

Anna Sampaio
Santa Clara University

Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Award:

Chair: Loan Le, Chair
Institute for Good Government and Inclusion

Nazita Lajevardi
MSU

Kathryn Perkins
CSU-Long Beach

Melina Juarez
Western Washington University

Sarah Gershon
Georgia State University

Blacks and Politics Best Paper Award:

Chair: Debra Thompson, McGill University

Natasha Altema McNeely
UTexas Rio Grande Valley

Jacob Grumbach
University of Washington

Chris Towler
California State University, Sacramento

LaGina Gause
University of California, San Diego

Charles Redd Politics of the American West Award:

Chair: Sanghee Park
Boise State University

Matto Mildenberger
University of California Santa Barbara

Lisa Argyle
Brigham Young University

Clay Morgan Award:

Chair: Christian Hunold
Drexel University

Ashley Dodsworth
University of Bristol

Jason Lambacher
University of Washington Bothell

Jennifer Lawrence
Virginia Tech

Sean Parson
Northern Arizona University

Dissertation Award:

For the best doctoral dissertation completed at a university within the regional groupings of the WPSA between July 1 and June 30 of the previous academic year. ($250 award)

Deadline: October 15, 2022

Chair: Rachel Brown
Washington University St. Louis

Jeanette Y. Harvie
Syracuse University

Marcela García-Castañon
San Francisco State

Asian Pacific Americans and Politics Best Paper Award Committee

For an outstanding paper discussing issues and problems that concern
Asian Pacific Americans. ($250 award)

Chair: Sangay Mishra
Drew University

Ngoc Phan
Hawaii Pacific University

Vivien Leung
University of California, Los Angeles

Dennis Weng
Sam Houston State University

Fan Lu
Queens University

Don Nakanishi Award Committee

Chair: Janelle Wong, University of Maryland

Christian D. Phillips
University of Southern California

Andrew Aoki
Augsburg University

Environmental Political Theory Award
Chair: David Schlosberg
University of Sydney

Andrew Biro
Acadia University

Amy Linch
Pennsylvania State University
Latino/Latina Politics Best Paper Award

Chair: Christopher Olds
Fort Hays State University

Brad Jones
University of California, Davis

Mara Cecilia Ostfeld
University of Michigan

Claudia Sandoval
Loyola Marymount University

Kenneth Fernandez
College of Southern Nevada

Monica Lombana
Edmonds College

Pi Sigma Alpha Award
Chair: Young-Im Lee
CSU Sacramento

Andres Quintero
Evergreen Valley College

Paasha Madhavi
UC Santa Barbara
PRQ Award

The Political Research Quarterly Best Article Award. This award is given for the best article published by the PRQ during the prior calendar year. ($1000 award)

Chair: Jordan Carr Peterson
North Carolina State University

Shane Singh
University of Georgia

Gary Uzonyi
University of Tennessee

PGI Award

The Politics Groups and Identities Best Article Award. This award is given for the best article published by the PGI during the prior calendar year. ($500 award)

Chair: Jane Junn
University of Southern California

TBA

TBA

William E. Connolly Award (Political Theory)

Chair: Steven Johnston
University of Utah

Bonnie Honig
Brown University

Laurie Naranch
Siena College


 

 


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