AP U.S. Government and Politics Development Committee

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2019 – 2020 Development Committee Members

These dedicated educators play a critical role in the preparation of the Course Description and exam for AP Government and Politics: United States. 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

Jeffrey Fine, Clemson University – Clemson, South Carolina

Jeffrey Isola, Archbishop Riordan High School – San Francisco, California 

Committee Members

Shenita Brazelton, Tuskegee University – Tuskegee, Alabama

Eric McDaniel, University of Texas – Austin, Texas

Lesley Battaglia, Williamsville South High School – Williamsville, New York

Abby Dupke, Hamilton High School – Chandler, Arizona

College Board Advisor

Janis Schimmel, Cherry Creek High School – Aurora, Colorado

Chief Reader

Stephen Meinhold, University of North Carolina-Wilmington – Wilmington, North Carolina

Chief Reader Designate

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