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Legacy of Excellence Lecture

Tribute to outstanding achievement in retirement

The annual Legacy of Excellence Lecture features a professor emeritus who, in retirement, continues to make outstanding contributions to academia, the University, and the community. The WSU Emerit Society honors the speaker with the Legacy of Excellence Award in recognition of these achievements.

2023 Address

Nicholas P. Lovrich

Senior Research Affiliate, Emeritus Regents Professor in the School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs


Tues., March 28, 4:00 p.m.
Todd 216


Polarization & Incivility in Contemporary American Politics

To what extent is Congressional hyper-partisan gridlock affecting each of the 50 US state legislatures?

Dr. Lovrich has published in major journals in the fields of Political Science, Public Administration and Criminal Justice. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the Washington State Center for Court Research in the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) as a representative of the state’s academic community.