The Professional Development Committee gives voice to the interests and needs of graduate students and faculty members of ISA by promoting the professionalism and activity of scholars. They develop and provide a forum to assist scholars in expanding their careers inside and outside of academia. They review and evaluate proposals for professional development activities at ISA regional meetings and the Annual Convention. The committee communicates these activities with the broader ISA membership and formally reports to the Governing Council on the activities and committee allocation of funding.
The Professional Development Committee is a permanent standing committee of ISA. Committee members are appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council.
The Professional Development Committee allocates funds to support professional development activities at our regional conferences. Region conferences can apply to the committee for access to these funds.
Joseph Young | Chair March 2020 - March 2022American University