The section is governed by the efforts of section officers who represent a variety of professional sociology backgrounds. Current section officers, council members, and their respective committee services are listed below. The links will take you to their professional websites and/or institutional sites.


  • Chair 2016-2017 (Chairs Awards Committee):
    Kimberly Fox, Bridgewater State University
  • Past Chair (Chairs Nominations Committee):
    Chloe E Bird, RAND Health Unit
  • Chair-Elect (Chairs Program Committee):
    Melissa S. Fry, Indiana University Southeast
  • Secretary-Treasurer (Chairs Budget Committee):
    Jennifer J Nargang Chernega, Winona State University


Awards Committee:
  • Maryann Mason, Northwestern University & Children’s Memorial Research Center (’17)
  • Harry Perlstadt, Michigan State University (’17)
  • Jacob Alden Sargent, Occidental College (’17)
Communications Committee:
  • Dmitry Khodyakov, RAND Corporation (’18)
  • Kathleen Odell Korgen, William Paterson University of New Jersey (’18)
  • Gregory Squires, George Washington University (’18)
Program Committee:
  • Catherine Mobley, Clemson University (’19)
  • Douglas Klayman, Social Dynamics, LLC (’19)
  • Caren Arbeit, RTI International (‘19)
Newsletter Editor:
  • Dennis Watson, Indiana, University-Purdue University Indianapolis (’16)
  • Elizabeth Fleming, Columbia University (’16)
  • Erica Ramos, Loyola University Chicago

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