Kennesaw State professor to lead editorial team of international political science journal

KENNESAW, Ga. | Dec 1, 2021

The American Political Science Association has named Kennesaw State University professor of political science Charity Butcher as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Political Science Education for 2022 through 2026.

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The international journal will be housed in KSU's School of Government and International Affairs and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development, both of which are part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The editorial team for the Journal of Political Science Education also will include Kennesaw State associate professor Tavishi Bhasin, professor Elizabeth Gordon and professor Maia Carter Hallward, along with Alasdair Blair of De Montfort University, Alison Rios Millett McCartney of Towson University and Simon Usherwood of Open University.

“We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to serve as the editorial team of the Journal of Political Science Education, and we are fully committed to using this platform to amplify the voice of teaching and learning within the profession," said Butcher.

Butcher is currently the coordinator for the online Bachelor of Science in Political Science at KSU. She is the recipient of the 2021 American Political Science Association Distinguished Teaching Award. Butcher teaches undergraduate courses in American politics, international relations, American foreign policy, and global security, and teaches in KSU’s Master of Science in International Policy Management and Ph.D. in International Conflict Management programs.

The Journal of Political Science Education is an intellectually rigorous, peer-reviewed quarterly journal that publishes evidence-based and theoretically informed scholarship on teaching and pedagogical issues in political science. It aims to represent a full range of empirical and philosophical questions, issues, and approaches relevant to political science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including research on teaching methods, pedagogical innovations and techniques, classroom activities, educational assessment, and curriculum development.

– Scott Wiltsee


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