PAA is a non-profit, scientific, professional organization that promotes research on population issues.


Officers, Board & Past Presidents

2016 Officers




Judith Seltzer
Professor of Sociology and Director, California Center for Population Research
University of California-Los Angeles

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Amy Tsui
Senior Scholar, Gates Institute and Professor
Johns Hopkins University

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 Vice President

Elizabeth Frankenberg
Professor, Economics
Duke University

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Vice President-Elect

Robert Hummer
Howard Odum Professor
UNC Chapel Hill

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Liana Sayer
Professor and Graduate Director
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland

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Past President

Steven Ruggles
Regents Professor of History
Director, Minnesota Population Center
University of Minnesota

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All offices have a term of one calendar year except that of Secretary-Treasurer, which is a three-year term, beginning and ending mid-year. The President also serves three years on the Board: one year as President-elect, one year as President, and one year as Past President.

Lisa Berkman (2018)
Harvard University

Jason Boardman (2017)
University of Colorado at Boulder

Sarah Burgard (2017)
University of Michigan

Kate Cagney (2018)
University of Chicago

Marcia Carlson (2016)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Rebecca Clark (2017)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Shelley Clark (2016)
McGill University

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (2016)
Cornell University

Jason Fields (2018)
U.S. Census Bureau

Kelly Raley (2016)
University of Texas, Austin

Michael Rendall (2017)
University of Maryland

Leah Van Wey (2018)
Brown University

Directors serve for three years, beginning January 1 of the year following the election. There are 12 Directors, with four assuming office each year. The Board, which includes the Directors and Officers, meets twice a year, in the Spring (Wednesday before the Annual Meeting in the convention hotel), and Fall (late October or early November in Washington, DC). The PAA Executive Director is asked to attend. The date for the Fall meeting is usually set at the Spring meeting.

Past Members of the Board of Directors 1991 – Present

View a list of the past members of PAA’s board of directors.

Past Officers 1991 – Present

View a list of past officers of PAA.

Past Presidents – 1931-2015