The Michael Brintnall Teaching and Learning Award supports faculty attendance at the Teaching and Learning Conference and is named in honor of former APSA Executive Director Michael Brintnall, who was deeply committed to advancing the scholarship of teaching and learning in the discipline.
Dale Mineshima-Lowe received her Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Durham in the UK. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in both the Department of Politics and Department of Geography at Birkbeck, University of London and an Adjunct Lecturer at Parami University, Myanmar.
Dale’s research interests focus on democratic transitions and governance issues and learning & teaching pedagogies and practices. Her current research examines the developing area of data activism – in particular, of how civic organisations are using digital technologies to combat corruption with citizen engagement. The other research thread focuses on examining learning & teaching with digital technologies, and the evolving hybrid/hyflex discourse in teaching and learning in HE. Dale is also the Managing Editor for the Center of International Relations – a think tank based in Washington, D.C., and was named an OSUN-CLASP Fellow (2021- 2023).
Onursal Erol is a Postdoctoral Scholar–Teaching Fellow in the Department of Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Dr. Erol has been recognized for his innovative, technologically-advanced, and research-intensive pedagogy by multiple awards from the American Political Science Association and the Sydney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study. He is also a recent recipient of the Spring Centennial Research Grant and the Wolfsonian Institute Research Fellowship.