About the Midwest Sociological Society


Who We Are

The Midwest Sociological Society, founded in 1936, is a professional organization of academic and applied sociologists as well as students of the discipline. Nearly 1200 scholars, students and practicing sociologists in universities, government and business belong to the organization. Known for its accessible but rigorous meetings, the MSS encompasses nine states - Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Kansas, South Dakota and North Dakota. However, more than one-third of the members are from other parts of the nation and the world.




Code of Ethics:
Members of the Midwest Sociological Society subscribe to and are bound by the Code of Ethics of the American Sociological Association. Use this link to reference the ASA Code of Ethics.




Some History of The Midwest Sociological Society:

MSS Past Presidents & Officers

Past editors

Past meeting sites

Past service awards

Official history by Sue Wright

The physical historical archives of the Midwest Sociological Society, including past minutes, membership lists, program books, newsletters and journals, are held at the State Historical Society of Iowa Library in Iowa City, Iowa.



Official Documents

Bylaws 

Policies and Procedures



Manuals: Volunteer Positions

MANUAL - Student Director

MANUAL - Local Arrangements Chair

MANUAL - State or At-large Director

MANUAL - President-Elect [pdf]



by email or by phone at 319.338.5247.


OFFICERS & EDITORS

President
​Kevin T. Leicht
The University of Iowa

Douglas Hartmann
University of Minnesota

President-Elect-Elect / 2016 Program Chair
Deb White
Minnesota State University Moorhead 

Past President / ASA Representative
​Barbara Keating
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Secretary
Lee Miller
Sam Houston State University

Treasurer
Thomas Gerschick
Illinois State University

Treasurer-Designate
Tim Pippert
Augsburg College

Editor, The Midwest Sociologist
Michael A. Haedicke
Drake University

Editors, The Sociological Quarterly
Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University
Lisa K. Waldner, University of St Thomas







Organizational Status

MSS is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1936, and incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1961.  


Financial
Status

MSS is exempt from sales tax in Missouri and Wisconsin. 

MSS is professionally audited each year; and files all tax returns in accordance with federal law.

The MSS fiscal year begins Sept 1 and ends Aug. 31.


MSS
Tax
Return

See the 

MSS 990 Form for 2012-13


DIRECTORS

At-large Director [2012-15]
Betsy Lucal
Indiana University South Bend

Illinois Director [2012-15]
Monica Edwards 
Harper Community College

Iowa Director [2014-17]
​University of Norther Iowa

Kansas Director [2014-17]
​Wichita State University

Minnesota Director [2014-15]
Sadie Pendaz
​Normandale Community College​

Missouri Director [2014-17]
Michael Stout
Missouri State University

Nebraska Director [2013-16]
Julie Pelton
University of Nebraska - Omaha

North Dakota Director [2013-16]
Abdallah Badahdah
University of North Dakota

South Dakota Director [2013-16]
Meredith Redlin
South Dakota State University

Wisconsin Director [2013-16]
Ronald J. Berger
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


STUDENT DIRECTORS

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Erin Hoekstra
University of Minnesota


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Lauren Tiffany
Midwest Sociological Society


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Minutes:  Annual Business Meetings

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013 
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Iowa City, IA  52245
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A Task Force on Scholarly Quality was created in 2011 as a result of long range planning by the MSS board of directors. The Task Force has surveyed members and meeting participants, led focus groups and worked with the board of directors to move MSS forward to the future.