The American Academy of Political and Social Science will induct Alan Gerber, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science at Yale, as the 2014 Robert A. Dahl Fellow. Each year, AAPSS invites a small group of outstanding scholars/ public servants to join the Academy as Fellows. Fellows are elected in recognition of the contributions that they have made in their careers to progress in the social sciences. Each Fellowship is named after a distinguished scholar or civic leader who has contributed to The Annals. Reflecting the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the Academy, Fellows include sociologists, political scientists, psychologists and economists, as well as scholars and practitioners in communications, education, government and public policy.
The AAPSS citation describes Gerber as “a political scientist who has gathered empirical data on campaign and fundraising programs and has applied experimental methods to the study of campaign communications.”