Pi Sigma Alpha

C. PERRY PATTERSON

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32
Founding president. Served as chapter advisor at the University of Texas, Austin from 1920-1933.

CHARLES W. PIPKIN

Louisiana State University | 1932-34
Founding advisor at LSU. Served as advisor of chapter from 1926-31.

CHARLES GROVE HAINES

University of California, Los Angeles | 1934-36
Part of driving force for creation of Pi Sigma Alpha while faculty member at UT Austin. Moved to UCLA in 1925 and helped develop chapter there.

HARVEY WALKER

Ohio State University | 1936-38
Founding advisor at Ohio State. Advisor from 1928-57. Charter member at U of Kansas in 1922. Served as first National Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Sigma Alpha from 1930-36

HERMAN G. JAMES

University of Texas, Austin | 1938-40
Individual who made suggestion about the creation of Pi Sigma Alpha

CHARLE W. SHULL

Wayne State University | 1940-46
Founding advisor at the University of Kentucky (1923) and Wayne State (1931). Served as advisor at Wayne State from 1931-1969.

JOHN MANNING

University of Kentucky | 1946-48
Chapter advisor at Kentucky 1934-40. Served as National Secretary-Treasurer 1940-46. Had extensive experience in Kentucky state government

BENJAMIN ARNESON

Ohio Wesleyan University | 1948-50
Founding advisor at Ohio Wesleyan University. Advisor from 1934-1956.

CLAUDIUS O. JOHNSON

Washington State University | 1950-52
Founding advisor at Washington State University. Advisor from 1939-1947 and 1949-51

ELWYN A. MAUCK

U.S. Department of State | 1952-54
Served as National Secretary-Treasurer, 1949-52

J. EUGENE HARLEY

University of Southern California | 1954-56
Founding advisor at the University of Southern California. Advisor from 1927-60.

FRANKLIN L. BURDETTE

University of Maryland | 1956-58
First Executive Director of Pi Sigma Alpha (1960-75). Inducted as graduate student at the University of Nebraska (1935)

CLAUDE E. HAWLEY

U.S. Information Agency| 1958-60
Served on National Executive Council (1950-54) and Chair, Pi Sigma Alpha Constitutional Review Committee (1970)

DON L. BOWEN

American Society for Public Admin | 1960-62
Along with serving as President of Pi Sigma Alpha, he also became the first president of Pi Alpha Alpha (Political Administration and Policy) in 1974.

MARSHALL E. DIMOCK

New York University | 1962-64

RUTH G. WEINTRAUB

New York University | 1964-66
First female president of Pi Sigma Alpha

CHARLES B. HAGAN

University of Illinois | 1966-68
Served on National Executive Council 1964-68

HOWARD PENNIMAN

Georgetown University | 1966-68
Served on National Executive Council (1962-1966). Served as Executive Director (1975-91)

JOHN D. MILLETT

Miami University | 1970-72
Served as Vice President 1968-70; National Executive Council 1964-68. Inducted as undergrad at DePauw in 1932 (charter member).

GEORGE S. BLAIR

Claremont Graduate University | 1972-74
Served on National Executive Council 1964-72. Inducted into the chapter at the University of Tennessee as graduate student.

EVRON M. KIRKPATRICK

American Political Science Assn | 1974-76
Served on National Executive Council 1958-74. Was National Executive Director of the American Political Science Association from 1954 to 1981.

J. AUSTIN RANNEY

University of California, Berkeley | 1976-78
Served on National Executive Council 1966-74. Inducted into the chapter at the University of Illinois as a faculty member.

JACK PELTASON

University of California, Irvine | 1978-80
Served on National Executive Council 1970-78. Served as the 16th president of the University of California system 1991-95.

WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, JR

University of Texas, Austin | 1980-82
Served on National Executive Council 1974-80. His 58 years of service at UT-Austin is one of the longest tenures in the history of the university 1949-2007.

CHARLES O. JONES

University of Wisconsin, Madison| 1984-86
Served on National Executive Council, 1970-84. A renowned scholar of the U.S. presidential system.

WILLIAM C. HAVARD, JR.

Vanderbilt University | 1986-88
Reactivated chapter at LSU in 1959. Served as advisor till 1961. Served on National Executive Council, 1980-84 and 1984-86.

SIDNEY WISE

Franklin and Marshall College | 1988-90
Served on National Executive Council, 1982-88. and 1990-92. Established a strong professional network on Capitol Hill and placed many of his students at F&M in various jobs and internships out there

ROBERT J. HUCKSHORN

Florida Atlantic University | 1990-92
Served on National Executive Council , 1984-90 and 92-94. Oversaw the physical expansion of FAU.

NAOMI B. LYNN

Sangamon State University | 1992-94
Served on National Executive Council, 1982-92. Became the first Hispanic woman president of an American public university during her time at UIS. Advocated for women’s rights and affirmative action throughout her career.

DAVID B. MAGLEBY

Brigham Young University | 1994-96
Received the Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Faculty Award in Political Science. Founder of Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU. Served on National Executive Council for three years.

JOHN F. BIBBY

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee | 1996-98
Served on National Executive Council for four years. A specialist in American political parties .

WILLIAM J. KEEFE

University of Pittsburgh | 1998-2000
Served on National Executive Council, 1996-98 and 2000-02. Former Treasurer of the APSA.

SUSAN A. MACMANUS

University of South Florida | 2000-02
Served on the National Executive Council for six years. Served as faculty advisor to the USF chapter of for 27 years

DAVID T. CANON

University of Wisconsin, Madison | 2002-04
Served on National Executive Council for 11 years. Considered an expert on Wisconsin politics and campaigns.

CHRISTOPHER J. BOSSO

Northeastern University | 2004-06
Served on National Executive Council and on the advisory board of the PSA Undergraduate Journal of Politics.

JON BOND

Texas A&M University | 2006-08
Served on National Executive Council and on the advisory board of the PSA Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Faculty advisor of Zeta Gamma chapter at Texas A&M University.

JAMES CAMPBELL

University at Buffalo, SUNY | 2008-10
Served on National Executive Council, 2002-15, and on the Nominating Committee. Faculty advisor of Rho Tau chapter at the University of Buffalo.

ROBIN KOLODNY

Temple University | 2010-12
Served on National Executive Council, 2000-08. Faculty advisor of Delta Rho chapter at Temple University since 1997. Played a key role in establishing the Washington Internship Scholarship program in 2003.

ALICE JACKSON

Morgan State University | 2012-14
Served on National Executive Council for six years. The first African-American president of Pi Sigma Alpha.

STEPHEN J. FARNSWORTH

University of Mary Washington | 2014-16
Longtime member of National Executive Council and Chapter Grants Committee. Faculty advisor of Kappa Upsilon chapter at UMW, 1996-2008.

RONALD B. RAPOPORT

College of William & Mary | 2016-18
Served on National Executive Council for six years. Conducted largest political science survey of Tea Party activists to date (over 11,000 participants).

ROSALEE CLAWSON

Purdue University | 2018-20
Served on National Executive Council for 10 years. Faculty advisor of the Delta Omega chapter at Purdue, 1997-2012.

ZOE OXLEY

Union College | 2020-22
As faculty advisor, won three national Best Chapter Award. Served on National Executive Council for 2008-12. Served as editor of Pi Sigma Alpha National Undergraduate Journal of Politics 2007-10