John Ishiyama is Plenary Speaker at the 2023 IPSA World Congress

IPSA is proud to present one of the 2023 World Congress plenary speakers, Dr. John Ishiyama, University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of North Texas (UNT) and Past President of the American Political Science Association (2021-2022).

In addition to his service as APSA President, Dr. Ishiyama also served as Vice-President of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). He acted as Editor-in-Chief for the American Political Science Review (2012-2016) and was the founding editor-in-chief of APSA’s Journal of Political Science Education (2004-2012). He has received numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the APSA Political Science Education Section, the APSA Distinguished Teaching Award and the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award by the International Studies Association (ISA). A recipient of major grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Education and the US Department of State, he has published extensively, producing nine books and 180 journal articles and book chapters. His research interests include democratization and political parties in post conflict politics (with a focus on Russian, Eurasian, and Ethiopian politics), ethnic politics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. 

In his Plenary Address entitled Challenges and Opportunities for a Post-Pandemic Political Science, Dr. Ishiyama will focus on the teaching profession and share his extensive experience and expertise in the subject matter. As one of the leaders in establishing the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, Dr. Ishiyama’s experience spans decades of involvement in curriculums on teaching and learning. From 2002 until 2008, he served as Director of the Ronald E. McNair Program at Truman State University, a US Department of Education funded program designed to prepare students from First-Generation College and/or students from underrepresented groups in higher education for graduate school. In 2017, he was awarded the Minnie Stevens Piper Professorship Award by the State of Texas for outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement and for dedication to the teaching profession. At the 2023 IPSA World Congress, Dr. John Ishiyama will also co-chair the General Session "GS12 - Teaching Political Science in an Era of Disruption" with Allison McCartney, Professor of Political Science and Faculty Director of the Honors College at Towson University.