American Sociological Association

Sociological Practice and Public Sociology

The purpose of the Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology is to advance sociologically-informed research and practice, to further public discussion of sociological issues, and to promote the use of sociology to inform public policy.

Section Officers & Council


Chair: Melissa S. Fry, Indiana University Southeast 2018
Chair-Elect: Leslie Hossfeld, Mississippi State University 2018
Past Chair: Kimberly Fox, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Katie Kerstetter, George Mason University 2019

Section Council

Angela A. Aidala, Columbia University 2020
Caren Arbeit, RTI International 2019
Mindy L. Fried, Arbor Consulting Partners 2020
Dmitry Khodyakov, RAND 2018
Douglas Klayman, Social Dynamics, LLC 2019
Kathleen Odell Korgen, William Paterson University 2018
Catherine Mobley, Clemson University 2019
Jon R. Norman, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching 2020
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington Univ. 2018

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