Paula D. McClain has been nominated as President-Elect of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for 2018-2019. According to the news release, "The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was conducted. The committee made its decisions after careful deliberation and consideration for the diversity of the field and the varied interests of political scientists. The candidates, along with any additional nominations by petition, will be put to a vote by the full membership via electronic ballot in July."
Dr. McClain is professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. She is also Dean of The Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education. A Howard University Ph.D., her primary research interests are in racial minority group politics, particularly inter-minority political and social competition, and urban politics.
In this video, Dr. McClain discusses academic leadership trends among African American scholars.