Executive Director - American Political Science Association
(Speaker in 2020)
Steven Rathgeb Smith is the executive director of the American Political Science Association and adjunct professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Previously, he taught at several universities including the University of Washington where he was the Nancy Bell Evans Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. He is a past president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and formerly editor of the association’s journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. His most recent book (co-edited with David Hammack) is American Philanthropic Foundations: Regional Difference and Change (Indiana University Press, 2018). He is also the immediate past president of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).