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Sally T. Hillsman Appointed New ASA Executive Officer

Sally T. Hillsman, a sociologist with a specialty in crime and justice, joins the American Sociological Association (ASA) as Executive Officer on May 15, 2002. Hillsman is currently the Deputy Director at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice, where she has served since 1996. She succeeds Felice J. Levine, who has led the Association as Executive Officer since 1991. Levine leaves ASA to become Executive Director of the American Educational Research Association.

In making the announcement on behalf of ASA Council, ASA President Barbara Reskin said, “Sally Hillsman is a talented sociologist with the breadth of leadership that will contribute importantly to the advancement of sociology for many years ahead. We very much look forward to her arrival and to what she will add to the Association.”







 
  
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