American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
May/June 2020


Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, is 100 years old. In 1920, Emory Bogardus convened a meeting of 14 sociologists. This group evolved into a worldwide network of teachers, students, and scholars committed to promoting excellence in the study of sociology leading to improvement in the human condition. As we spend the centennial year highlighting and celebrating AKD, watch for exciting changes and events. For those graduating this year, the teal AKD honor cord will feature a new centennial charm. The AKD website has a new look, as does Sociological Inquiry, the academic journal sponsored by AKD. For more information, visit

Monica Casper, effective August 3, will be Dean of Arts and Letters and Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University.

Timothy J. Haney was appointed the inaugural Board of Governors Research Chair in Resilience and Sustainability at Mount Royal University (MRU) in Calgary, Alberta, effective August 2019. He is also a Professor of Sociology at MRU.