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The Department of Political Science at Iowa has long been a program top ranked by its peers. Determined to continue this tradition of excellence, the department has established the Political Science Advisory Board to help strengthen its instructional, research, and service programs, improve its facilities, expand its financial resources, and serve its alumni. Each board member makes a significant annual gift to the University of Iowa Foundation designated for the Department of Political Science Development Fund.

Board members are invited by the department chair to serve two year terms. The board meets on campus annually in the spring. If you would like more information on the board and its activities, or if you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the department chair, Wenfang Tang.

2016 Spring Meeting

U Iowa Political Science Advisory Board Spring 2016

The sixth annual meeting of the Advisory Board was held Friday, May 6th. On Thursday, May 5th, several board members participated in a speed mentoring session to provide career advice to our undergraduate students. Four students nominated for the 2016 Undergraduate Paper Award presented their projects in poster form and the Board selected the winners from the finalists, with Board President Joe Gaylord presenting the awards at the department’s undergraduate award ceremony. The board meeting on Friday also involved discussions with faculty and university administrators about the department’s external review, UI alumni outreach initiatives, and fundraising for the Des Moines internship program. The Board reiterated its commitment to offering career workshops, lecturing in classes, offering one-credit hour seminars, and supporting the annual paper award.

Top Row: Matt Whitaker, Tom Dutton, Thomas Wickham, John Baker
Second Row: Joe Goldberg, Joe Gaylord, Wenfang Tang
Bottom Row: Charles Krogmeier, Sara Mitchell, Joseph Rubenstein, Greg Bielawski