The American Academy of Political and Social Science is governed by a Board of Directors, which sets broad policies and priorities.

The Board includes:

  • KENNETH PREWITT, AAPSS PRESIDENT, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs and Special Advisor to the President, Columbia University
  • ANDREW CHERLIN, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Sociology Department Chair, Johns Hopkins University
  • SHELDON DANZIGER, President, Russell Sage Foundation
  • GREG DUNCAN, Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
  • JACOB HACKER, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science; Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University
  • ROBERT HAUSER, Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council
  • JAMES JACKSON, Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
  • JANICE MADDEN, AAPSS CHAIR, Professor of Regional Science, Sociology, and Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • MARY ANN MEYERS, AAPSS SECRETARY, Senior Fellow, The John Templeton Foundation
  • DOROTHY E. ROBERTS, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania
  • THEDA SKOCPOL, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
  • SHELLEY TAYLOR, AAPSS TREASURER, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles