Year Term Ends

2023

Affiliation

Executive Director, American Political Science Association

Steven Rathgeb Smith has served as director of the American Political Science Association since 2013. Before moving to APSA, he was the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also taught for many years at the University of Washington, where he was the Nancy Bell Evans Professor of Public Affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs and director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. In addition, he has taught at Georgetown University, Duke University, American University, and Washington University in St. Louis. From 1997 to 2004, he was editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and, from 2006-08, president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. Smith has authored and edited several books, including, Nonprofits for Hire: The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting (with Michael Lipsky), Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector: International Perspectives (co-edited with Susan Phillips), and, most recently, Nonprofits and Advocacy: Engaging Community and Government in an Era of Retrenchment (Johns Hopkins UP, 2014) (co-edited with Robert Pekkanen and Yutaka Tsujinaka). He is past president of the International Society for Third Sector Research.