Political Communication Section Leadership

Johanna Dunaway
Texas A&M University
Department of Communication

Bolton Hall
4234 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4234
Tel: +1 979 845 5500

Vice Chair
Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
Department of Communication

211 Communication Building
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: +1 520 626 3066

Josh Scacco
Purdue University
Brian Lamb School of Communication

Steven C. Beering Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Tel: +1 765 496 0095

Program Chair (2018)
Jessica T. Feezell
The University of New Mexico
Department of Politics

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Outgoing Program Chairs
Stephanie Burkhalter, Humboldt State University (2017)
Danny Hayes, George Washington University (2016)

Section Committee Members

Executive Committee
Samara Klar, University of Arizona (since 2016)
Thomas Leeper, London School of Economics and Political Science (since 2016)

Nominations Committee
Dannagal G. Young, University of Delaware (Chair)
Thomas Leeper, London School of Economics and Political Science
Josh Scacco, Purdue University
Jessica Feezell, University of New Mexico

Joint Publications Committee
Members from the Political Communication Divisions of ICA and APSA form an advisory board to the journal Political Communication.  For the ICA, it is either three or four people, depending on who is the current chair of the committee.  This year's committee is:

Michael Traugott, University of Michigan (Chair, APSA, 2013)
Kate Kenski, University of Arizona (ICA)
Frank Marcinkowski, University of Münster (ICA)
Yariv Tsfati, Haifa University (ICA)
Jörg Matthes, University of Vienna (ICA)
Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University (APSA, since 2014)
Kathleen Searles, Louisiana State University (APSA, since 2015)
Ann Crigler, University of Southern California (APSA, since 2016)

Ex officio:
Johanna Dunaway, Texas A&M University (Chair, APSA Political Communication Section)
Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp (Chair, ICA Political Communication Division)
Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam (Editor, Political Communication)
Eike Mark Rinke, University of Mannheim (Editor, Political Communication Report, APSA-ICA Political Communication Webmaster/Social Media Manager)

Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award Committee (given in uneven years)
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford (Chair)
Patricia Moy, University of Washington
Kevin Coe, University of Utah

Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award Committee
Yphtach Lelkes, University of Amsterdam (Chair)
Abby Jones, University of Pennsylvania
Sharon E. Jarvis, University of Texas at Austin

Best Article of the Year Award Committee
David Karpf, George Washington University (Chair)
Nick Anstead, London School of Economics and Political Science
Emily Thorson, Boston College
Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award Committee
Leticia Bode, Georgetown University (Chair)
Andrew Chadwick, Royal Holloway, University of London
Deen Freelon, American University

Best Dissertation Award Committee
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania (Chair)
Regina Lawrence, University of Oregon
Lauren Copeland, Baldwin Wallace University

Timothy E. Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee
Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University (Chair)
Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas
Bethany A. Conway, California Polytechnic State University

David Swanson Award for Service to Political Communication Scholarship Committee 
This is a joint ICA-APSA nomination committee that includes representatives of both divisions of Political Communication.  It is appointed by the two chairs of the divisions every two years, as the Award in memory of one of the founders of our discipline is presented every other year.  The aim of the Award is to recognize the service of those who distinguished in contributing to the field as program planners, journal editors, division leaders, webmasters, in several activities that require dedication of time and often of personal resources. 

This award was created to honor David Swanson's service to the ICA and APSA political communication divisions.

The current committee (serving until 2016) is:

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan (Chair, ICA)
Magdalena Wojzieszak, University of Amsterdam (ICA)
Lindsay H. Hoffman, University of Delaware (ICA)
Steven Livingston, George Washington University (APSA)
David L. Paletz, Duke University (APSA)

Click here for a list of past officers and committee members