The Mid-American Conference announced that Matthew Streb, the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) at Northern Illinois University will take over as chair of the MAC Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives, replacing Western Michigan University’s Fred Sitkins.
The announcement came following the conclusion of the 2013 MAC Spring Meetings in Cleveland, Ohio.
In December, Streb–an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science–was one of 15 FARs from across the country recognized by National Football Foundation as part of the organization’s 2012 Faculty Salute Initiative. The honor was given to the FARs at each of the schools who had an NFF National Scholar-Athlete.
In 2009, Streb was recognized by the NIU Foundation for “Faculty Excellence.” He teaches courses on political parties, political behavior, public opinion, and Congress.
Streb is the author of two books, The New Electoral Politics of Race (University of Alabama, 2002) and Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (Routledge, 2008, 2011), and the editor or co-editor of five others including Law and Election Politics (Routledge 2013), Running for Judge (New York University Press, 2007) and Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century (Stanford University Press, 2006). Streb has published numerous articles and book chapters, including pieces in Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Behavior, and American Politics Research.
Streb began serving as the university’s faculty athletics representative in 2012.