University at Albany

Professor Julie Novkov To Receive APSA Teaching and Mentoring Award

Professor Julie Novkov, chair of the Rockefeller College Political Science Department, has been named this year's recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award by the Law & Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). The award, given annually to recognize innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts, will be presented to Professor Novkov during the business meeting of the Law & Courts section at APSA's September meeting in San Francisco.

A professor of political science and women's studies at Rockefeller College, University at Albany, Julie Novkov is the author of Racial Union, which was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2009 Ralph Bunche Award for the best scholarly work in political science. She joins a select group of prominent faculty at prestigious institutions who have received the Teaching and Mentoring Award including: Gerald Rosenberg of the University of Chicago (2014); Howard Gillman of the University of California, Irvine, Mark Graber of the University of Maryland, and Keith Whittington of Princeton University (co-winners in 2013); Robert Kagan of the University of California, Berkeley (2009); Ronald Kahn of Oberlin College (2006); Lawrence Baum of Ohio State University (2005); and Lee Epstein of Washington University (2003).

Founded in 1983, the Law & Courts section of the American Political Science Association seeks to promote interest in teaching and research in the areas of law and the judicial process. With more than 600 members, Law & Courts is one of the APSA's largest sections.