McMurry’s Dr. Robert Wallace Elected President of the Southwestern Sociological Association

  Gary Ellison
  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 9:19 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University Professor Dr. Robert Wallace has been elected as president of the Southwestern Sociological Association at its annual meeting recently. This position is spread out over a four-year cycle.  

For 2017-2018, Dr. Wallace will act as vice-president, with his primary responsibility being to organize a silent-auction to raise funds for the American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program. During 2018-2019, he assumes the role of president-elect and will be in charge of developing the sociology program for the annual meeting. The next year, 2019-2020, he will be designated as president, with the task of running executive council meetings and selecting a plenary speaker. The final year of his term, 2020-2021, is the role of past-president, defined by the responsibility of coordinating the nomination process for the next president.

The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) started in 1919, making it the oldest interdisciplinary social science society in the United States. The SSSA has different academic and professional affiliates, one of which is sociology. The Southwestern Sociological Association is the largest SSSA affiliate. Each year the Southwestern Sociological Association elects individuals for its Executive Council as well as Presidency.  

Dr. Wallace has been an active member of the Southwestern Sociological Association for nearly two decades. Over this time, he has served on various committees, the executive council, chaired many paper sessions, and presented numerous papers. In particular, for the past two years he has chaired the Undergraduate Paper Competition.

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