Marta Tienda
President

Marta Tienda is Maurice P. During Professor in Demographic Studies, Professor of Sociology, Emerita, and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she directed the Office of Population Research from 1997 until 2002 and was co-founding director of the university’s Program in Latino Studies from 2009 to 2018. She has held appointments at the University of Chicago, where she served as Chair of Sociology; the University of Wisconsin; and Stanford University (as visiting professor).

Dr. Tienda received a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Michigan State University (Honors College) (1972) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Texas at Austin (1977). – See more…

Tom Kecskemethy
Executive Director
thomask@asc.upenn.edu
Telephone: 215.746.7321

Tom came to AAPSS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where he was the Assistant Dean and Director of Communications for over a decade. He holds a BA from Penn State and MS.Ed and Ed.D degrees in higher education management from Penn. His academic interests include organizational change in higher education and the nature of effective leadership as a collective practice. Prior to his career in higher education, Tom was a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.

Jessica Erfer
Program Manager
jessica.erfer@asc.upenn.edu

Jessica joins the AAPSS as a Program Manager after ten years in the federal civil service, most recently as a Congressional Analyst for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. At the AAPSS, she is responsible for event planning, external communications, and other administrative needs. Jessica holds a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, and spent time studying politics at the University of Copenhagen.

Hannah Fields
Digital Coordinator

Hannah joined the Academy as Digital Coordinator in March 2022. As the Digital Coordinator, she is responsible for website and newsletter content. She has a background in communications, higher education, and book publishing. In addition to serving as Digital Coordinator for AAPSS, Hannah also serves as Communications Coordinator for a global health nonprofit. Hannah holds BA in English from Lubbock Christian University and a MLitt in Publishing from the University of Stirling.