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

The Board includes:

  • DOUGLAS S. MASSEY, AAPSS PRESIDENT, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton 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
  • MICHAEL C. LARACY, Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • 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
  • ROBERT J. SAMPSON, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences and Chairman of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University
  • SHELLEY TAYLOR, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • DAVID P. THORNBURGH, AAPSS TREASURER, Executive Director of the Fels Institute of Government of the University of Pennsylvania