AP U.S. Government and Politics Development Committee

2023-24 Development Committee Members

These dedicated educators play a critical role in the preparation of the Course and Exam Description and exam for AP United States Government and Politics.  They represent a diversity of knowledge and points of view in their fields and, as a group, are the authority when it comes to making subject-matter decisions in the exam-construction process. The AP development committees represent a unique collaboration between high school and college educators.

Committee Co-Chairs

Precious Hall, St. Lawrence University – Canton, New York 
Abby Dupke, Hamilton High School – Chandler, Arizona 

Committee Members 

Joshua Kaplan, University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana 
William Lester, Northwestern University – Chicago, Illinois  
Brian Berger, Shaker Heights City Schools – Shaker Heights, Ohio 
Janette Sierra, Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High School – Miami, Florida 
Brandon Frederick, Bonney Lake High School – Bonney Lake, Washington   

Chief Reader  

Stella Rouse, University of Maryland/College Park – College Park, Maryland