PAA Officers & Directors

Jennifer Glass headshot


Jennifer Glass

Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in the Liberal Arts
University of Texas at Austin

Susan L Brown

Vice President

Susan L. Brown

Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Bowling Green State University
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Irma Elo


Irma T. Elo

Professor of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
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Kyle Crowder

Vice President-Elect

Kyle Crowder

Professor of Sociology
University of Washington
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Ryan Gabriel


Ryan Gabriel
Associate Professor of Sociology
Brigham Young University

Lisa Berkman

Past President

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

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

Magali Barbieri (2026)
University of California at Berkeley

Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez (2026)
University of California, Los Angeles

Jennie Brand (2025)
University of California, Los Angeles

Juanita Chinn (2026)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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

Sarah Hayford (2025)
The Ohio State 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

Sara Yeatman (2026)
University of Colorado Denver

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.