The 40th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Political Science Association (ArkPSA) was held at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia on March 1-2, 2013. Dr. Joseph Giammo of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock served as President (2012-2013). Dr. Kim Hoffman of the UCA Department of Political Science served as Vice-President (2012-2013). Dr. Mark Mullenbach of the UCA Department of Political Science served as Secretary-Treasurer (2012-2013). Dr. Kevin Brennan of Ouachita Baptist University served as Program Chair for the 2013 annual meeting.
Dr. Ronald Keith Gaddie, Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, was the guest speaker during the Friday evening dinner. Kay C. Goss, President and CEO, World Disaster Management, was the guest speaker during the Saturday luncheon. Jacob Porter's (Hendrix College) research paper, "Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Innovation in Spain's Autonomous Communities," was chosen as the Best Undergraduate Student Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting. John C. Davis' (University of Missouri) research paper, "A Study of U.S. Senators with Presidential Aspirations," was chosen as the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting.