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:
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.
Manuals: Volunteer Positions
Contact the MSS Executive Director
OFFICERS & EDITORS
Kevin T. Leicht
The University of Iowa
President-Elect / 2015 Program Chair
University of Minnesota
President-Elect-Elect / 2016 Program Chair
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Past President / ASA Representative
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Sam Houston State University
Illinois State University
Editor, The Midwest Sociologist
Michael A. Haedicke
Editors, The Sociological Quarterly
Betty A. Dobratz, Iowa State University
Lisa K. Waldner, University of St Thomas
MSS is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1936, and incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1961.
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.
At-large Director [2012-15]
Indiana University South Bend
Illinois Director [2012-15]
Harper Community College
Iowa Director [2014-17]
University of Norther Iowa
Kansas Director [2014-17]
Wichita State University
Minnesota Director [2014-15]
Normandale Community College
Missouri Director [2014-17]
Missouri State University
Nebraska Director [2013-16]
University of Nebraska - Omaha
North Dakota Director [2013-16]
University of North Dakota
South Dakota Director [2013-16]
South Dakota State University
Wisconsin Director [2013-16]
Ronald J. Berger
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Minnesota
Midwest Sociological Society
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.