Senior Associate Editor

Steven is the executive director of the American Political Science Association. He is also the past president of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). He has authored and edited several books including, most recently, Nonprofits and Advocacy: Engaging Community and Government in an Era of Retrenchment (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), co-edited with Robert Pekkanen and Yutaka Tsujinaka.

With Helen Ingram, he edited Public Policy for Democracy (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1993), a volume that has been formative on how policy design can enhance democratic engagement. Previously, he was the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also taught for many years at the University of Washington where he was the Nancy Bell Evans Professor at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance and director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy.

In addition, he has previously taught at American, and Duke universities, and Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught at Georgetown since 2009 at the McCourt School of Public Policy.

From 1997 to 2004, Steve was editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and, from 2006 to 2008, president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. He received his Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 1988.