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]



Contact the MSS Executive Director 
by email or by phone at 319.338.5247.


OFFICERS & EDITORS

President
Douglas Hartmann
University of Minnesota

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

President-Elect-Elect / 2017 Program Chair
Phyllis Baker
University of Northern Iowa

Past President / ASA Representative
​Kevin T. Leicht
The University of Iowa

Secretary
Lee Miller
Sam Houston State University

Treasurer
​Tim Pippert
Augsburg College

Treasurer-Designate
Geoff Harkness
Morningside 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 2013-14


DIRECTORS

At-large Director [2015-18]
Michael Lacy
Colorado State University

Illinois Director [2015-18]
Diane Rodgers
Northern Illinois University

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

Kansas Director [2014-17]
​Lisa Thrane
Wichita State University

Minnesota Director [2015-18]
Sheryl Grana
University of Minnesota - Duluth

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

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 

2014

2015   DRAFT
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.
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