The Society for the Study of Social Problems

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The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
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Founded 1951
Founder Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
Type Professional Organization
Focus Pursuit of Social Justice through Social Research [1]
Location
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Dr. Héctor L. Delgado, Executive Officer

Michele Smith Koontz, Administrative Officer & Meeting Manager
Website www.sssp1.org

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), founded in 1951 by Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee, is a non-profit interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.

SSSP Presidents[edit]

The following is a list of Presidents of the Society from its founding in 1951 to 2016.[1]

# Name Term
1 Ernest W. Burgess, University of Chicago 1952–53
2 Alfred McClung Lee, Brooklyn College 1953–54
3 Herbert Blumer, University of California, Berkeley 1954–55
4 Arnold M. Rose, University of Minnesota 1955–56
5 Mabel Elliott, Chatham College 1956–57
6 Byron Fox, Syracuse University 1957–58
7 Richard Schermerhorn, Western Reserve University 1958–59
8 Alfred R. Lindesmith, Indiana University 1959–60
9 Alvin W. Gouldner, Washington University 1960–61
10 Marshall B. Clinard, University of Wisconsin 1961–62
11 Marvin B. Sussman, Western Reserve University 1962–63
12 Jessie Bernard, Pennsylvania State University 1963–64
13 Irwin Deutscher, Syracuse University 1964–65
14 Howard S. Becker, Northwestern University 1965–66
15 Melvin Tumin, Princeton University 1966–67
16 Lewis Coser, Brandeis University 1967–68
17 Albert J. Reiss, Jr., University of Michigan 1968–69
18 Raymond W. Mack, Northwestern University 1969–70
19 Kai Erikson, Yale University 1970–71
20 Albert K. Cohen, University of Connecticut 1971–72
21 Edwin M. Lemert, University of California-Davis 1972–73
22 Rose Coser, SUNY-Stony Brook 1973–74
23 Stanton Wheeler, Yale Law School 1974–75
24 S.M. Miller, Boston University 1975–76
25 Bernard Beck, Northwestern University 1976–77
26 Jacqueline Wiseman, University of California-San Diego 1977–78
27 John I. Kitsuse, University of California-Santa Cruz 1978–79
28 Frances Fox Piven, Boston University 1979–80
29 James E. Blackwell, University of Massachusetts-Boston 1980–81
30 Egon Bittner, Brandeis University 1981–82
31 Helena Z. Lopata, Loyola University-Chicago 1982–83
32 Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University 1983–84
33 Joan W. Moore, University of Wisconsin 1984–85
34 Rodolfo Alvarez, University of California-Los Angeles 1985–86
35 Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Northwestern University 1986–87
36 Doris Y. Wilkinson, University of Kentucky 1987–88
37 Joseph R. Gusfield, University of California-San Diego 1988–89
38 Murray Straus, University of New Hampshire 1989–90
39 James A. Geschwender, SUNY-Binghamton 1990–91
40 Stephen J. Pfohl, Boston College 1991–92
41 William Chambliss, George Washington University 1992–93
42 Barbara Katz Rothman, CUNY-Baruch College 1993–94
43 James D. Orcutt, Florida State University 1994–95
44 Peter Conrad, Brandeis University 1995–96
45 Pamela A. Roby, University of California-Santa Cruz 1996–97
46 Beth B. Hess, County College of Morris 1997–98
47 Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California-Berkeley 1998–99
48 Robert Perrucci, Purdue University 1999-00
49 John F. Galliher, Missouri University-Columbia 2000–01
50 Joel Best, University of Delaware 2001–02
51 Nancy C. Jurik, Arizona State University 2002–03
52 Kathleen J. Ferraro, Northern Arizona University 2003–04
53 Gary Alan Fine, Northwestern University 2004–05
54 Claire M. Renzetti, University of Dayton 2005–06
55 Valerie Jenness, University of California - Irvine 2006–07
56 Nancy A. Naples, University of Connecticut 2007–08
57 Steven E. Barkan, University of Maine 2008–09
58 JoAnn L. Miller, Purdue University 2009–10
59 A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College 2010–11
60 Wendy Simonds, Georgia State University 2011–12
61 R.A. Dello Buono, Manhattan College 2012–13
62 Anna Maria Santiago, Case Western Reserve University 2013–14
63 Marlese Durr, Wright University 2014–15
64 David A. Smith, University of California, Irvine 2015–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and Editors". Society for the Study of Social Problems. Retrieved September 12, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Galliher, John F., and James M. Galliher. 1995. Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology: The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee. Albany: SUNY Press.

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