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Shepherd associated professor recipient of Women's Caucus award

August 04, 2008

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Stephanie Slocum-Schaffer, associate professor of political science at Shepherd University, has been chosen as a recipient of the Mentoring Award by the Women's Caucus of Political Science.

She will be honored at a ceremony during the Women's Caucus Business Meeting on Aug. 29 at the American Political Science Association (ASPA) annual meeting in Boston.

The Women's Caucus for Political Science is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the status of women in the profession of political science by promoting equal opportunity for women political scientists in employment, promotion and tenure decisions, as well as graduate school admissions and financial aid decisions.

The caucus established the Mentoring Award in accordance with its mission, which is the promotion of equal opportunities for women political scientists and the enhancement of the study of gender justice. Nominations are accepted from the APSA membership for professors, instructors and independent researchers who have provided outstanding mentoring for women political scientists on a one-on-one basis and/or outstanding administrative leadership resulting in the enhanced treatment of research relating to gender justice research in the profession.

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