Kerstin Hamann, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean in the College of Sciences and Pegasus Professor in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs (SPSIA). She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, a Master’s in Political Science, and a Master’s in West European Studies (all from Washington University). She twice served as Vice President of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Hamann was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the APSA Section on Political Science Education and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Science Education. She also served as SPSIA Director (2011-2021). She is a Fellow at the European Institute for International Law and International Relations.

Hamann is a recipient of the UCF Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (campus-wide) and has also been honored with an Excellence in Professional Service Award (campus-wide), as well as Research Incentive Awards and university-wide Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Awards. She was a Fellow in the Teaching Academy (College of Education) and served as a Provost’s Senior Faculty Fellow. She also served as a Faculty Fellow to the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.

She has been an active member of several professional associations and has chaired and served on numerous APSA and SPSA committees and has served on governing bodies of these associations. She serves on the editorial board of several academic journals.