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


Officers, Board & Past Presidents

2014 Officers


Robert A. Moffitt, John Hopkins University


Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota

Vice President

Nancy S. Landale, Pennsylvania State University

Vice President-elect

Lynne M. Casper, University of Southern California

Liana Sayer

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.

Board of Directors

Past President
Christine A. Bachrach, University of Maryland

Susan L. Brown (2015)
Bowling Green University

Marcia Carlson (2016)
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Shelley Clark (2016)
McGill University

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (2016)
Cornell University

Guang Guo (2015)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

John Haaga (2014)
National Institute on Aging*
*Dr. Haaga is serving in his personal capacity

Michael Hout (2015)
University of California-Berkeley

Kelly Raley (2016)
University of Texas, Austin

Narayan Sastry (2015)
University of Michigan

Pamela J. Smock (2014)
University of Michigan

Megan Sweeney (2014)
University of California-Los Angeles

Yang Yang (2014)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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 – 1931-2013