Year Place SSSA President Theme
Year
2017
Place
Austin, TX
President
Patrick Barr-Melej, History, Ohio University
Theme
The Social Sciences and Social Change
Year
2016
Place
Las Vegas, NV
President
Glenn Melancon, History, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Theme
Social Science and Public Conversations
Year
2015
Place
Denver, CO
President
Rogelio Sáenz, Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Theme
Latinos and the Change of a Nation: Implications for the Social Sciences
Year
2014
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Tahany Naggar, Economics, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Theme
The Evolving and Everlasting Social Sciences
Year
2013
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
Gary Copeland, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Theme
New Social Media and Life, Politics, and Society in the Early 21st Century
Year
2012
Place
San Diego, CA
President
Eddie Weller, History, San Jacinto College South
Theme
Striking Gold in the Social Sciences: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity
Year
2011
Place
Las Vegas, NV
President
Ray Darville, Sociology, Stephen F. Austin State University
Theme
The Transformative Power of the Social Sciences
Year
2010
Place
Houston, TX
President
Douglas Eckberg, Sociology, Winthrop University
Theme
E Pluribus Unum: Integrating Our Scholarship
Year
2009
Place
Denver, CO
President
Abdul Turay, Economics, Tougaloo College
Theme
Investing in the Social Sciences: A Hidden Gem in Higher Education
Year
2008
Place
Las Vegas, NV
President
Harold Bass Jr., Political Science, Ouachita Baptist University
Theme
Place Your Bets: Approaches to Engaging the Social Sciences
Year
2007
Place
Albuquerque, NM
President
Michael Collins, History, Midwestern State University
Theme
Expanding Borders and the American Southwest
Year
2006
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Joseph Stewart Jr., Political Science, Clemson University
Theme
Good Social Science
Year
2005
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
Dudley L. Poston Jr., Sociology, Texas A&M University
Theme
The Application of the Social Sciences
Year
2004
Place
Corpus Christi, TX
President
Betsy Jane Clary, Economics, College of Charleston
Theme
The Social Sciences as an Instrument of Policy Formation
Year
2003
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Patricia A. Hurley, Political Science, Texas A&M University
Theme
Taking Stock: Assessing the State of Knowledge in the Social Sciences
Year
2002
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
Janet Schmelzer, History, Tarleton State University
Theme
Moving Forward: The Challenge of Diversity
Year
2001
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Rose M. Rubin, Economics, University of Memphis
Theme
2001: A Social Science Odyssey
Year
2000
Place
Galveston, TX
President
Larry Lyon, Sociology, Baylor University
Theme
Continuity and Change in the New Millennium
Year
1999
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Clint Johnson, Economics, University of Central Arkansas
Theme
Small Planet: The Southwest and a Changing World
Year
1998
Place
Corpus Christi, TX
President
Robert L. Savage, Political Science, University of Arkansas
Theme
Evolution, Devolution, or Revolution: Past, Future and the Social Sciences
Year
1997
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
Cary D. Wintz, History, Texas Southern University
Theme
Looking Backwards: The Social Sciences View the Twentieth Century
Year
1996
Place
Houston, TX
President
Elizabeth Esterchild, Women’s Caucus, University of North Texas
Theme
The Social Sciences and the 21st Century
Year
1995
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Charles M. Bonjean, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Theme
History and the Social Sciences
Year
1994
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Kathie Gilbert, Economics, Western New Mexico University
Theme
Multiculturalism and Societies
Year
1993
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
Ruth S. Jones, Political Science, Arizona State University
Theme
The Social Sciences: Agents for Change
Year
1992
Place
Austin, TX
President
Amos Simpson, History, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Theme
1492-1992; New Worlds, New Directions, New Challenges”
Year
1991
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Leon C. Hallman, Geography, Stephen F. Austin State University
Theme
Global Change: Investigation, Understanding, Survival
Year
1990
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Marie Marschall Fuller, Sociology, Texas Women’s University
Theme
Into the Twenty-First Century Public Policy, Social Systems, and Patterns of Living
Year
1989
Place
Little Rock, AR
President
David E. R. Gay, Economics, University of Arkansas
Theme
Vanishing Borders: America in the World Community
Year
1988
Place
Houston, TX
President
Ellis Sandoz, Political Science, Louisiana State University
Theme
Social Science, the Scientific Revolution, and the American Founding
Year
1987
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Brison D. Gooch, History, Texas A&M University
Theme
The American Constitution’s Effectiveness After Two Centuries
Year
1986
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
William B. Conroy, Geography, New Mexico State University
Theme
Human Rights and the Quality of Life
Year
1985
Place
Houston, TX
President
Charles Tobert, Sociology, Baylor University
Theme
The Implications of High Technology for the Social Sciences
Year
1984
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Alex Kondonassis, Economics, University of Oklahoma
Year
1983
Place
Houston, TX
President
Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, Political Science, Texas A&M University
Theme
The Public Mind
Year
1982
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Lawrence L. Graves, History, Texas Tech University
Theme
The Sunbelt in Transition
Year
1981
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Jerry B. Michel, Sociology, University of Memphis
Theme
Democracy in Conflict: Bureaucracy, Justice, Liberty
Year
1980
Place
Houston, TX
President
Donald Vermeer, Geography, Louisiana State University
Theme
Environmental Disruption: Implications for Society
Year
1979
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Barbara S. Reagan, Economics, Southern Methodist University
Theme
Economics, Politics, and Social Change
Year
1978
Place
Houston, TX
President
William S. Livingston, Political Science, University of Texas at Austin
Theme
The Role of Social Scientists in the Development of Public Policy
Year
1977
Place
Dallas, TX
President
R. John Rath, History, Rice University
Year
1976
Place
Dallas, TX
President
W. G. Steglich, Sociology, University of Texas – El Paso
Year
1975
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
James Reese, Economics, University of Oklahoma
Year
1974
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Jewel. L. Prestage, Political Science, Southern University
Year
1973
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Lorrin G. Kennamer, Geography, University of Texas at Austin
Year
1972
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Ben Procter, History, Texas Christian University
Year
1971
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Oliver Benson, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Year
1970
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Hiram J. Friedsam, Sociology, North Texas State University
Year
1969
Place
Houston, TX
President
Francis B. May, Business, University of Texas at Austin
Year
1968
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Raymon V. Lesikar, Business, Louisana State University
Year
1967
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Alfred F. Chalk, Economics, Texas A&M University
Year
1966
Place
New Orleans, LA
President
John E. Kane, Economics, University of Arkansas
Year
1965
Place
Dallas, TX
President
John W. Morris, Geography, University of Oklahoma
Year
1964
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Joe B. Franz, History, University of Texas
Year
1963
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
Leon C. Megginson, Business, Louisiana State University
Year
1962
Place
Dallas, TX
President
George T. Walker, Business, Northeast Louisiana University
Year
1961
Place
(not available)
President
Stanley B. Arbingast, Business, University of Texas
Year
1960
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Alfred B. Sears, History, University of Oklahoma
Year
1959
Place
Galveston, TX
President
Walter T. Watson, Sociology, Southern Methodist University
Year
1958
Place
Dallas, TX
President
J. William Davis, Political Science, Texas Technical College
Year
1957
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Othel J. Curry, Business, North Texas State College
Year
1956
Place
San Antonio, TX
President
John W. White, Business, University of Arkansas
Year
1955
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Perry F. Boyer, Business, Louisiana State University
Year
1954
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Carl Rosenquist, Sociology, University of Texas
Year
1953
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Herbert Mundhenke, Economics, Texas Christian University
Year
1952
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Vernon Sorrell, Business, University of New Mexico
Year
1951
Place
Austin, TX
President
J.L. Waller, History, Texas Western University
Year
1950
Place
Houston, TX
President
Edwin Foscue, Geography, Southern Methodist University
Year
1949
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Stephan Caldwell, Economics, Louisiana State University
Year
1948
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Cortez Ewing, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Year
1947
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Warner E. Gettys, Sociology, University of Texas
Year
1946
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Wiley D. Rich, Economics, Baylor University
Year
1945
Place
(meeting not held due to World War II)
President
Wiley D. Rich, Economics, Baylor University
Year
1944
Place
(meeting not held due to World War II)
President
Wiley D. Rich, Economics, Baylor University
Year
1943
Place
(meeting not held due to World War II)
President
Wiley D. Rich, Economics, Baylor University
Year
1942
Place
Dallas, TX
President
S.B. McAllister, Political Science, North Texas State Teachers College
Year
1941
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Raymond Thomas, Economics, Oklahoma A&M University
Year
1940
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Clarence E. Ayres, Economics, University of Texas
Year
1939
Place
Dallas, TX
President
C.O. Brannon, Economics, University of Arkansas
Year
1938
Place
Oklahoma City, OK
President
James B. Trant, Business, Louisiana State University
Year
1937
Place
Dallas, TX
President
Rupert Richardson, History, Hardin-Simmons University
Year
1936
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
Arthur B. Adams, Economics, University of Oklahoma
Year
1935
Place
Oklahoma City, OK
President
C.S. Potts, Law, Southern Methodist University
Year
1934
Place
Dallas, TX
President
C. Perry Patterson, Political Science, University of Texas
Year
1933
Place
Dallas, TX
President
James Q. Dealey, Editory, Dallas Morning News
Year
1932
Place
Dallas, TX
President
J.F. Zimmerman, President, University of New Mexico
Year
1931
Place
Oklahoma City, OK
President
David Y. Thomas, History, University of Texas
Year
1930
Place
Dallas, TX
President
M.K. Graham, Businessman, Graham, Texas
Year
1929
Place
Austin, TX
President
H.Y. Benedict, Political Science, University of Texas
Year
1928
Place
Baton Rouge, LA
President
Elmer Scott, Civic Leader, Dallas, Texas
Year
1927
Place
Dallas, TX
President
J.G. Willacy, Senator, Texas State Senate
Year
1926
Place
Dallas, TX
President
W.B. Bizzell, President, A&M College of Texas
Year
1925
Place
Dallas, TX
President
W.M.W. Splawn, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
Year
1924
Place
Fort Worth, TX
President
E.R. Cockrell, Law, Texas Christian University
Year
1923
Place
Dallas, TX
President
C.B. Ames, Judge, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Year
1922
Place
Norman, OK
President
George Vaughn, Senator, Arkansas State Senate
Year
1921
Place
Austin, TX
President
A.P. Woolridge, Political Science, University of Texas
Year
1920
Place
Austin, TX
President
Hernan G. James