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APSA Announces New Editorial Team for the Journal of Political Science Education

For Immediate Release

APSA Announces New Editorial Team for the Journal of Political Science Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 29, 2016 – The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for the Journal of Political Science Education. After an intensive national search for the next editorial team, APSA selected a team of six editors, led by Victor Asal, University at Albany.  The editorial team includes Mitchell Brown, Auburn University; Mark L. Johnson, Minnesota State Community and Technical College; Joseph W. Roberts, Roger Williams University; Shane Nordyke, University of South Dakota, and J. Cherie Strachan, Central
Michigan University.

“This team includes a highly experienced editorial team who bring together impressive breadth and depth of experience in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL),” noted the search committee in its recommendation to the APSA Council. Furthermore, the new team has proposed to reorganize the journal—building on its current success—into four substantive sections: “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” “Political Science Instruction,”  “Reflections on Teaching and the Academy,” and “Books, Teaching Tools, and Educational Resources.”

“We plan to build on the accomplishments of the past editors while widening the audience and the areas of pedagogy that do not find an editorial home elsewhere,” explained Victor Asal,  the editor in chief. “We will strive to make the journal inclusive of the entire profession, appealing to professors, instructors, and graduate students at research institutions, comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges.“

APSA President Jennifer Hochschild “We very much look forward to working with this editorial team to build the journal’s visibility and importance to the discipline and to all of our members.”

APSA Executive Director Steven Rathgeb Smith highlighted the team’s inclusion of highly experienced SoTL faculty from a diverse range of institutions. “This combination provides compelling evidence of their commitment to creating a representative and inclusive discipline-wide journal of political science education” he said.

The appointment follows on the recent change in structure of the journal. In September 2015, the APSA Organized Section on Political Science Education voted to support the shift in sponsorship from the section to APSA. This change also includes providing online subscriptions to all APSA members in January 2017, thereby increasing readership and visibility of the journal and political science education. The journal is owned and published by Taylor & Francis.

Contact: Dan Gibson, APSA Director Communications and Marketing, at dgibson@apsanet.org or 202-483-2513.


About the American Political Science Association
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments, and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. For more information, visit: www.apsanet.org.

About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life.  As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, and reference works, their content spans all areas of humanities, social sciences, behavioral sciences, science and technology, and medicine.  From their network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi, and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to their editors, societies, and authors as well as tailored, efficient customer service to library colleagues. Routledge is the publisher (or Routledge, a Member of the Taylor & Francis Group).

About the Journal of Political Science Education
Published by Taylor and Francis since 2004, the Journal of Political Science Education is an intellectually rigorous, path-breaking, agenda-setting journal that publishes the highest quality scholarship on teaching and pedagogical issues in political science. The journal aims to represent the full range of questions, issues, and approaches regarding political science education, including teaching-related issues, methods and techniques, learning/teaching activities and devices, educational assessment in political science, graduate education, and curriculum development.  To learn more about the team visit www.apsanet.org/jpse.  To submit to this journal click here.