SSSA Council

The SSSA Executive Committee consists of the Association’s officers and performs most of the day-to-day business of the Association. The SSSA Council consists of the officers plus one or two voting representatives from each of our disciplinary affiliates.

SSSA Executive Committee, 2024

Steven Sewell

President of the Southwestern Social Science Association | College of the Mainland


Jennifer Horan

President-Elect | University of North Carolina - Wilmington


Suvayan De

Vice President | University of Charleston


Anna Caney

Secretary | Florida Southern College | Term expires 2025


Craig Walker

Treasurer | Oklahoma Baptist University | Term expires 2024


Tracy Dietz

General Program Director | University of North Texas | Term expires 2025


Nicole Farris

Site Director | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Term expires 2026


Jeff Justice

Communications Director | South Texas College & University of Edinburgh | Term expires 2026


Keith Gåddie

Editor, Social Science Quarterly | Texas Christian University


Kirby Goidel

Editor, Social Science Quarterly | Texas A&M University


Salli Vargis

Past President | Georgia State University - Perimeter


Israel Nandamudi

Past Past President | East Texas Baptist University


Affiliate Representatives, 2024

Rifat Akhter

President of the Southwestern International Studies Association | University of Central Arkansas


Abbie Grubb

President of the Southwestern Historical Association | San Jacinto College


Scott Liebertz

Political Science Vice President and Program Chair | University of South Alabama


William McLean

President of the Southwestern Political Science Association | Arkansas State University


Theresa Morris

President of the Southwestern Women's & Gender Studies Association | Texas A&M University


Aurelia Lorena Murga

President of the Southwestern Sociological Association | University of Texas - El Paso


Jori Sechrist

Sociology President-Elect | McMurry University


Dan Zhao

President of the Southwestern Economics Association | Cornerstone Research