PAA Officers & Directors

Lisa Berkman


Lisa Berkman
Director, Center for Population and Development Studies
Professor of Public Policy, Epidemiology, and Global Health and Population;
Harvard University
James Raymo

Vice President

James Raymo

Professor of Sociology and Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies
Princeton University
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Jennifer Glass

Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in the Liberal Arts
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Susan L Brown

Vice President-Elect

Susan L. Brown

Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Bowling Green State University
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Michelle Frisco


Michelle Frisco
Professor of Sociology & Demography
Pennsylvania State University

Past President

Sonalde Desai
Professor of Sociology
University of Maryland, College Park

Officer Term Details
All officers have a term of one calendar year except that of Secretary-Treasurer, who serves a term as determined by the Board of Directors. Historically, the secretary-treasurer serves 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

Jennifer Barber (2023)
Indiana University

Jennie Brand (2025)
University of California, Los Angeles

Tyson Brown (2023)
Duke University

Elizabeth Cooksey (2023)
The Ohio State University

Karen Benjamin Guzzo (2025)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah Hayford (2025)
The Ohio State University

Jennifer Karas Montez (2023)
Syracuse University

Emilio Parrado (2024)
University of Pennsylvania

Rogelio Saenz (2024)
University of Texas at San Antonio 

Christine Schwartz (2024)
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Florencia Torche (2024)
Stanford University 

Rob Warren (2025)
University of Minnesota

Board Term Details
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.