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ISTR 2014 ELECTIONS - Steven Rathgeb Smith

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Steven Rathgeb Smith



Steven Rathgeb Smith is the executive director of the American Political Science Association, as of August 2013.  He is also the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech University and Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.  Previously, he was the Louis A. Bantle Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University  and the Nancy Bell Evans Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington where he was also director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy.  He has also taught at American University, Duke University, Georgetown University, and Washington University at St. Louis.  His publications include, most recently, Nonprofits and Advocacy (co-edited with Robert Pekkanen and Yutaka Tsujinaka) and Nonprofits for Hire:  The Welfare State in the Age of Contracting (with Michael Lipsky), and Governance and Regulation in the Third Sector:  International Perspectives (co-edited with Susan Phillips).   Professor Smith is currently serving on the board of directors of ISTR, and has served as President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) from 2006-2008.  He also served as editor of ARNOVA’s flagship academic journal, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly from 1996-2004.  Currently, he serves on several editorial boards including Voluntas and the Journal of Civil Society.  He is also co-editing with Annette Zimmer and Lars Skov Henriksen a forthcoming special issue of Voluntas entitled, “The Welfare Mix and Hybridity.”  


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