John Ishiyama, PH.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas, shares his conference experiences with us, letting viewers know the highlights and benefits of APSA membership and attending the APSA Annual Meeting! Last year, Ishiyama was recognized during the 2015 Annual Meeting as the winner of APSA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Ishiyama’s foundational work and leadership within APSA has helped build important infrastructure to promote Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, enhanced research on teaching and learning, and left a strong legacy for future educators. He served as founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Political Science Education from 2004 until 2012, when he assumed the role of lead editor of the American Political Science Review. He was one of the founders and architects of the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, an important conference that equips and encourages political science educators around the world. His impressive range of pedagogical articles, papers, and monographs testify to his commitment to elevating teaching in the discipline. His wide range of accomplishments also includes directing undergraduate research programs, securing grants to fund research and mentoring programs, and serving in leadership roles with the APSA Teaching and Learning Committee and Pi Sigma Alpha.