Award Committees

2020-2021 Awards Committees, Presidents and Executive Politics Section

Award Name: Richard E. Neustadt Award

Award Description: The Richard E. Neustadt Award will be given for the best book on executive politics published during 2020.

Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

Award Committee:

George C. Edwards III, Texas A&M University, [email protected]

Rebecca Deen, University of Texas, Arlington, [email protected]

Ian Ostrander, Michigan State University, [email protected]

Joel Sievert, Texas Tech University, [email protected]

Award Name: George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award

Award Description: The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the previous two calendar years (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020). The recipient will receive a $250 award.

Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

 Award Committee: 

Shannon Bow O’Brien (Chair), University of Texas, [email protected]

Diane J. Heith, St. John’s University, [email protected]

Jennifer Selim, University of Missouri, [email protected]

Adam McMahon, Rider University, [email protected]

Award Name: Founders Award for Best Graduate Student Paper

Award Description: The Founders Award honoring David Naveh will be given for the best paper on executive politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the preceding year’s APSA annual meeting or at any of the regional meetings in 2019 or 2020.

 Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

Award Committee: 

Michelle Belco (Chair), University of Houston, [email protected]

Gbemende Johnson, Hamilton College, [email protected]

Laurie L. Rice, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, [email protected]

Kevin Evans, Florida International University, [email protected]

 Award Name: Founders Best Paper Award

Award Description: The Founders Award honoring Bert Rockman will be given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD – holding scholar at the previous year’s (2020) APSA annual meeting.

 Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

 Award Committee:

Anna Pluta (Chair), Rowan University, [email protected]

Katie Dunn Tempas, Brookings Institution, [email protected]

Ted Ritter, Virginia Union University, [email protected]

Gary Hollibaugh, Jr., University of Pittsburgh, [email protected]

Award Name: The Legacy Award

Award Description: The Legacy Award will be given to a living author for a book, essay, or article, published at least 10 years prior to the award year that has made a continuing contribution to the intellectual development of the fields of presidency and executive politics. Letters of nominations should provide a rationale for the work receiving the award.

 Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

 Award Committee:

Gisela Sin (Chair), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, [email protected]

Christian M. Kinane, Yale University, [email protected]

Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology, University, [email protected]

Jeffrey Crouch, American University, [email protected]

Award Name:  PEP Career Service Award

Award Description: Every four years during a presidential election year, the division shall form a committee to give an award to recognize career service to the study of the presidency.  The committee shall be chaired by the division’s Vice President, and the criteria for the award shall be determined by the Steering Committee or its designees.

 Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2021

 Award Committee:

Brandon Rottinghaus (Chair), University of Houston, [email protected]

Karen Hult, Virginia Tech, [email protected] 

Lori Cox Han, Chapman University, [email protected]

Mel Laracey, University of Texas, San Antonio, [email protected]