Colleges professor is one of five political scientists chosen to work in Washington, D.C., for nine months.
(June 14, 2004) GENEVA, N.Y.– DeWayne Lucas, assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has been named a 2004-05 Congressional Fellow by the American Political Science Association (APSA). Through this fellowship, Lucas will work in Washington, D.C., for either an individual legislator or a committee in both the House of Representatives and Senate.
The APSA offers this highly selective, nonpartisan program devoted to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress. For nine months, select political scientists, journalists, doctors, federal executives and international scholars gain a “hands on” understanding of the legislative process by serving on congressional staffs. Fellows assume a combination of general responsibilities and special assignments, according to the needs of the office and their areas of expertise and interest.
Lucas was one of five recipients chosen this year from the field of political science. Given his interests, he would like to work with on either party leadership or electoral reform.
“I look forward to this experience as an opportunity to enhance my teaching and research on the role of partisanship in Congress, and the connection of the legislative process to the interests of the American public,” said Lucas.
The program begins in November 2004 with an intensive orientation and concludes with a closing ceremony the following August.