PAA Officers & Directors

Robert Hummer


Robert Hummer
Howard W. Odum Distinguished Professor of Sociology
University of North Carolina
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Marcia Carlson

Vice President

Marcia Carlson
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Sonalde Desai
Professor of Sociology
University of Maryland, College Park
Jennifer Van Hook

Vice President-Elect

Jennifer Van Hook
Roy C. Buck Professor, Sociology/Demography
Pennsylvania State University

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Bridget Gorman


Bridget Gorman
Rice University

Eileen Crimmins

Past President

Eileen Crimmins
University of Southern California
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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

David Bloom (2021)
Harvard University

Tyson Brown (2023)
Duke University

Deborah Carr (2022)
Boston University

Elizabeth Cooksey (2023)
The Ohio State University

Jennifer Dowd (2021)
University of Oxford

Pamela Herd (2021)
Georgetown University

Jennifer Johnson-Hanks (2022)
University of California, Berkeley

Hedwig Lee (2022)
Washington University in St. Louis

Giovanna Merli (2022)
Duke University

Jennifer Karas Montez (2023)
Syracuse University

Jenny Trinitapoli (2021)
University of Chicago

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.