Dr. Hamann named vice president of national organization

Kerstin Hamann, professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Central Florida, was recently elected vice president of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and will serve a term through 2012.

A UCF professor for more than 15 years, Hamann earned a doctoral degree in Political Science from Washington University.

Hamann, who also directs the program for the European Studies minor, has earned several prestigious awards over the years including the College of Sciences Excellence in Professional Service Award and the University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Before being elected vice president of APSA, Hamann held several other leadership positions within the organization including chair of the Standing Committee on Teaching and Learning.

As an active member of thenational political science community, Hamann also belongs to the Southern Political Science Association, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and Council for European Studies.

Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. The association brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.

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