Committee Rosters

Budget/Financial Policies Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Jean-Marc Gandonou (Chair) Eastern New Mexico University Economics 2017-2020
Mark Barringer Stephen F. Austin State University History 2019-2022
Chris White Livingstone College International Studies 2019-2022
Social Work
Cheng-Hsein Lin Lamar University Sociology 2017-2020
Beth Vonnahme UMKC Political Science 2022-2024
Nicole Farris Texas A&M University-Commerce Women’s & Gender Studies 2018-2021
Ex-Officio Members
Craig Walker Oklahoma Baptist University SSSA Treasurer
Salli Vargis Georgia State University-Perimeter College SSSA Vice President
Claudia Araiza Southern States University Treasurer, Economics
Alex d’Erizans Borough of Manhattan Community College Sec/Treasurer, History
Mehdi Noorbaksh Harrisburg University Treasurer, International Studies
Jocelyn Evans University of West Florida Sec/Treasurer, Political Science
John Conahan Kutztown University Treasurer, Social Work
Joseph Comeau Georgia Southwestern State Sec/Treasurer, Sociology
TBA Treasurer, Women’s & Gender Studies

Communications

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Jeff Justice (Chair) South Texas College SSSA Communications Director
Michaël Bonnal University of Tennessee–Chattanooga Economics 2019-2022
TBA History 2019-2022
Chris White Livingstone College International Studies 2019-2022
Joyce Langenegger Political Science 2022-2024
Christopher Ponce California State Polytechnic-Pomona Social Work 2019-2022
Heili Pals Texas A&M University Sociology 2019-2022
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies 2019-2022
Ex-Officio Members
Anna Caney Florida Southern College SSSA Secretary
Tracy Dietz University of North Texas SSSA General Program Director

Editorial Policies Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Abdul Turay Kentucky State University Economics 2017-2020
Shelly Lemons McKendree University History 2017-2020
Mehdi Noorbaksh Harrisburg University International Studies 2017-2020
Beth Vonnahme UKMC Political Science 2022-2024
Evalyne (Ruby) Orwenyo Rutgers University Social Work 2019-2022
David Embrick University of Connecticut Sociology 2017-2020
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies 2018-2021
Ex-Officio Members
Ronald Keith Gaddie University of Oklahoma SSQ Co-Editor
Kirby Goidel Texas A&M University SSQ Co-Editor
Craig Walker Oklahoma Baptist University SSSA Treasurer

Membership Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Anna Caney (Chair) Florida Southern College SSSA Secretary
Swagata Banerjee Kentucky State University Economics 2019-2022
Steven Sewell College of the Mainland History 2017-2020
George Vargis Georgia State University International Studies 2019-2022
Terry Gilmour Midland College Political Science 2017-2023
Social Work
Elizabeth Kelly Ouachita Baptist University Sociology 2017-2020
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies 2019-2022

Nominations Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Israel Nandamudi (Chair) East Texas Baptist University SSSA Past President
Steven Sewell College of the Mainland SSSA President-Elect
Pascal Ngoboka University of Wisconsin – River Falls Economics 2023-2026
Eddie Weller San Jacinto College History 2017-2020
Rifat Akhter University of Central Arkansas International Studies 2019-2022
Beth Vonnahme UKMC Political Science 2022-2023
Social Work
Carla Goar Kent State University Sociology 2017-2020
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies 2018-2021

Resolutions Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Suvayan De University of Charleston Economics 2019-2022
Jeffrey Burson Georgia Southern University History 2017-2020
Rifat Akhter University of Central Arkansas International Studies 2019-2022
Beth Vonnahme UKMC Political Science 2022-2023
Katherine Perone Western Illinois University Social Work 2019-2022
Jori Sechrist (Chair) McMurry University Sociology 2017-2020
TBA Women’s & Gender Studies 2019-2022

Site Policy Committee

Name Institution Affiliate Year Appt or Term Ends
Nicole Farris (Chair) Texas A&M University Commerce SSSA Site Policy Chair
Leanora Brown University of Tennessee–Chattanooga Economics 2017-2020
Kalé Haywood Allegheny College History 2017-2020
Neetu Kaushik LaGuardia Community College International Studies 2019-2022
Doug Crews Belmont University Social Work 2019-2022
Warren Waren Texas A&M University Sociology 2018-2021
Steve Meinhold Political Science 2022-2024
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies 2018-2021
Ex-Officio Members
Salli Vargis Georgia State University SSSA President
Tracy Dietz University of North Texas SSSA General Program Director

Awards and Honors Committee

Name Institution Affiliate
Israel Nandamudi East Texas Baptist University SSSA Past President
Pascal Ngoboka University of Wisconsin-River Falls SSSA Past Past President
Lydia Andrade (Chair) University of the Incarnate Word Former SSSA President
Glen Melancon Southwestern Oklahoma State Former SSSA President
Rogelio Saenz University of Texas-San Antonio Former SSSA President
Tahany Naggar West Chester University (Pennsylvania) Former SSSA President
Gary Copeland,  Jr. University of Oklahoma Former SSSA President
Eddie Weller San Jacinto College Former SSSA President

Student Travel Grant Committee

Jennifer Horan (Chair) University of North Carolina – Wilmington SSSA Vice President
Suvayan De University of Charleston Economics
TBA History
Chris White Livingstone College International Studies
Heather Evans University of Virginia-Wise Political Science
Gabriele Plickert California State Polytechnic-Pomona Social Work
Liliana Rodriguez Texas A&M University – Kingsville Sociology
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies

Strategic Planning

Soumya Sivakumar (Chair) Marymount University Economics
Jonathan Marion University of Arkansas Anthropology
Suvayan De University of Charleston Economics
Eddie Weller San Jacinto College History
Salli Vargis Georgia State University-Perimeter College International Studies
Lydia Andrade University of Incarnate Word Political Science
Jennifer Horan University of North Carolina – Wilmington Political Science
Samantha Tackett Florida State University Psychology
Arlene Reilly-Sandoval Colorado State University-Pueblo Social Work
Jori Sechrist McMurry University Sociology
Chastity Blankenship Florida Southern College Sociology
Elizabeth Threatt University of West Alabama Women’s & Gender Studies
Ex-Officio Members
Tracy Dietz University of North Texas SSSA General Program Director
Nicole Farris Texas A&M University-Commerce SSSA Site Director