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, 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

Sherman James
Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke University

David Leonhardt
Columnist, New York Times

Arthur Lupia
Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Rebecca Maynard, Chair
University Trustee Professor of Education and Social Policy , University of Pennsylvania

Mary Ann MeyersSecretary
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