Rogers Smith Selected as President-Elect of American Political Science Association

September 8, 2017

Rogers Smith has been named as the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) president-elect for the 2017-2018 term. He is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Social Sciences.

The first political scientist from the University to serve in the position, Smith will be on APSA’s Council and Executive Committee for three years. Smith will first serve as president-elect for a year, as APSA’s president in 2018-19 and as past president in 2019-20.

Trained in the history of political thought and American constitutional law, Smith has long championed a discipline that uses multiple methods to address pressing political issues and plans to bring that expertise to APSA’s Executive Committee.

At Penn, Smith has received the Provost Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and Dean’s Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the American Philosophical Society.

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