Letter from the NCPSA President:

Welcome to the North Carolina Political Science Association!

My name is Martha Kropf and I am President for the 2014-2015 year, and also a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

We hope you will join us for the 2015 Conference on February 27, 2015. Next year's conference will be held in Charlotte, NC. Our conference is a perfect venue for a first-time presenter--but also, scholarly veterans. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome and will receive helpful feedback as well as respect. If you are a Graduate Advisor, we believe our conference is a perfect place to recruit your new students. I've also met a group of wonderful friends among the dedicated faculty members who help make NCPSA possible. And, it's not just about North Carolina politics and policy, but simply about meeting other North Carolina faculty and forging important partnerships.

We have an exciting new award for next year's conference: the Fidelity Investment Graduate Student Best Paper award. For the best graduate student paper presented at the 2015 conference, the winner will receive a $200 award in an award ceremony at the 2016 conference. We also continue our undergraduate best student paper from across the state (with a $200 cash award) and best conference paper presented at the 2015 conference (another $200 award).

Please join us as a part of this important network!

Martha Kropf