CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Juan Carlos Huerta, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University Core Curriculum Programs at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been elected as the President of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA). Huerta has also served as Program Chair, Council Member, and Secretary-Treasurer for SWPSA.
The SWPSA serves to promote the study and teaching of political science to foster research in theoretical and practical political problems, and to establish closer relations between teachers, administrators, and civic leaders.
Huerta’s profound respect for politics is not only evident from his successes in the field of political science but also in his objective approach to teaching students. Huerta views democracy as a responsibility and impresses upon students the importance of viewing issues from multiple perspectives.
In addition to his newly-attained position, Huerta is in the final year of his term on the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA) from 2012-2014, which serves more than 15,000 members in 80 countries and is the leading professional organization for the study of political science. He began his service with the APSA in 2004 as part of its Program Committee for the Annual Meeting and has served as a member of the Presidential Task Force from 2008-2010.