One of the many important roles of the American Political Science Association (APSA) is recognizing excellence in the political science profession. The APSA makes awards for the best dissertations, papers and articles, and books in the various subfields, and for career achievement in research, teaching and service to the discipline. These awards will be presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
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. The contribution may span several years or an entire career, or it may be a single project of exceptional impact. Submit a nomination here!
About the 2019 Award Recipient
Dr. Art Svenson is David Boies Professor of Government at the University of Redlands, for thirty-eight years his academic home. He received his B.A. from California State University, Fresno, and his Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a student of C. Herman Pritchett. Art teaches constitutional law with research interests focusing on legal issues surrounding end-of-life choices for terminally ill competent adults. Dr. Svenson has received numerous teaching and research awards from students and faculty, and has enjoyed two Fulbright scholarships to teach constitutional law in the People’s Republic of China. Art is a professional violinist with over fifty years of service in regional symphony orchestras. He is a lifelong cyclist, and an enthusiastic traveler. Art’s wife Nancy is a University of Redlands administrator and their daughter Elle is a high school sophomore.
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