Professor Brian M. Harward Receives National Award for Teaching Innovation

Feb. 1, 2013 – Brian M. Harward, an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Political Participation at Allegheny College, has received the 2013 CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science. The award is presented by the American Political Science Association.

The award recognizes the work that Harward has done to link his teaching with the college’s newly developed partnership with the Robert H. Jackson Center. Located in Jamestown, N.Y., the center is the world’s preeminent resource for materials related to the life, work and legacy of Robert H. Jackson. A leading lawyer of the New Deal Era, Jackson served as solicitor general, attorney general, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal.

Two events will be held this spring through the college’s partnership with the Jackson Center: a photojournalism conference in March and a conference on the Alien Tort Statute in April. Mary Solberg coordinates programming between the CPP and the Jackson Center.

More information on the partnership can be found at

Harward has served as director of the CPP since June 2012. He also teaches classes in constitutional law, judicial process and philosophy of law, among other courses in American politics.

He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia and his B.A. from Gettysburg College.