MPSA 2022-2023 Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program

Each year, the MPSA invites faculty members to serve as volunteer mentors to mid-career faculty (tenured but not full professor), junior faculty, contingent faculty, PhDs holding non-academic positions, and graduate students nearing PhD completion in the Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program. If selected for the program, mentees will work remotely (via phone or video chat) with a faculty mentor in a structured format over the academic year. MPSA staff matches one mentee per mentor based on the information provided by both parties. The total time commitment is approximately 10 hours. You must be an MPSA member to participate.

The deadline for mentors and mentees to apply to participate in the 2022-2023 Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program has passed. 

What is the timeline for those accepted to the Mentoring Program?

In mid-August both parties will receive a notification containing names, contact information, and CVs. Mentees will be asked to reach out to their mentor within one week to establish contact and begin coordination of an initial meeting to establish expectations (using an MPSA-provided template).

Not all applicants will be paired with a mentor for this year’s program. Preference will be given to mid-career faculty, junior faculty, contingent faculty, PhDs holding non-academic positions, and graduate students nearing PhD completion.

Questions? Please contact MPSA Membership staff at

2022-2023 Mentors

The MPSA is grateful for the following members who have volunteered to serve as mentors for the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • Nurgul Aitalieva, Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Natasha Altema McNeely, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Kevin Arceneaux, Sciences Po Paris
  • Melissa Baker, University of Texas El Paso
  • Florence Bouvet, Sonoma State University
  • Crystal Brown, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Chao-yo Cheng, Birkbeck University London
  • Barbara Chotiner, University of Alabama
  • Todd Collins, Western Carolina University
  • Cynthia Cook, Creighton University
  • Daniel Costie, Eastern Oregon University
  • David Dolowitz, University of Liverpool
  • Elizabeth Dorssom, Lincoln University
  • David Foster, Kenyon College
  • Sujay Ghosh, Vidyasagar University
  • Taha Hameduddin, National University of Singapore
  • Christopher Harrison, Northern Arizona University
  • Marsha Hinds Myrie, University of Guelph
  • Faisal Javaid, Federal Urdu University, Karachi
  • Taewoo Kang, Siena College
  • Jeffrey Kraus, Wagner College
  • Anju Lis Kurian, Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Kevin Lorentz, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Frank T. Manheim, George Mason University
  • Brian Norris,Lincoln University
  • Diana Orcés, Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)
  • Cătălin Partenie, National School of Political Studies and Administration, Bucharest
  • Juliette Passer, Stony Brook University
  • Veronica Reyna, Houston Community College
  • Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca, Australian National University
  • Paul Sniderman, Stanford University
  • Shayam Sriram, Canisius College
  • Susan Sterett, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Aaron Stuvland, George Mason University
  • William Tennant, Oakland Community College
  • Blair Thomas,University of Oregon
  • Dennis Weng, Sam Houston State University
  • Matthew Wilson, University of South Carolina
  • Mark Wrighton,Independent Scholar
  • Sotirios Zartaloudis, University of Birmingham

MPSA Mentoring Reception (Small Group Mentoring) at the Annual Conference

The 2024 Mentoring Reception will be held during the 81st Annual MPSA Conference at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL

(In-Person Participation Only)

The MPSA Mentoring Reception provides an opportunity for conference attendees who are graduate students, contingent faculty, junior faculty, or PhDs holding non-academic positions to meet with faculty mentors over refreshments in a small-group setting during the annual conference.

Please check back for more information closer to the conference.

2023 Mentors

The MPSA is grateful for the following members who generously offered to serve as mentors at the 2023 Mentoring Reception:

Nikolay Anguelov, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Elizabeth Baldwin, University of Arizona 
Patrick Bayer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Liam Beiser-McGrath, London School of Economics and Political Science
Florence Bouvet, Sonoma State University
Philip Chen, University of Denver
Chao-yo Cheng, Birkbeck, University of London
David Foster, London School of Economics and Political Science
Matthew Geras, University of Illinois Springfield
Dan Gibbs, Virginia Tech
Jessica Gracey, Northwest Missouri State University
Taha Hameduddin, University of Kentucky
Daniel Hawes, Kent State University
Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth College
Brad Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno
Erik Jones, European University Institute
Michaela Mattes, University of California, Berkeley
Tun Myint, Carleton College
Brian Newman, Pepperdine University
Brian Norris, Lincoln University of Missouri
Julia Pataky, U.S. Embassy Vienna
Matthew Pietryka, Florida State University
Ryan Reed, Bradley University
Jennifer Seely, Earlham College
Tony (Charles) Smith, University of California, Irvine
Michael Smith, Emporia State University
Zeynep Somer-Topcu, University of Texas at Austin
Mallory SoRelle, Duke University
Susan Sterett, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Pablo Toral, Beloit College
Matthew Wilson, University of South Carolina
Matt Winters, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan Woon, University of Pittsburgh
Christopher Zorn, Pennsylvania State University