Leadership in the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc.

When the Association was organized in 1935, the Constitution and Bylaws indicated that it would be run by a four-member executive committee that included a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and assistant secretary-treasurer. Today, due to increased membership, expanded roles and responsibilities of officers, and the need to increase representation to reflect the association's population, the list has increased considerably.

ASBS is now led by an Executive Committee which consists of a president, president-elect and program chair, first vice president, second vice president, treasurer, executive secretary, recording secretary, assistant recording secretary, and nine board members who serve three-year terms.  The Association’s vice presidents advance through its leadership ranks within a three-year period to become president.  A list of Executive Committee members is provided below:

President
Clarence B. Williams
Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana
Program Chair and President-Elect
Delores Butler
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee
First Vice President
Shanette Harris
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Second Vice President
T. Owen Moore
Atlanta, Georgia
Executive Secretary
Doreen Bowen Hilton
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Treasurer
Melvin E. Walker Jr.
Retired, Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia
Recording Secretary
Lakeshia Jenkins-Washington
Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana
Assistant Recording Secretary
Inetha Wimberly
Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana

Immediate Past President
Msia K. Clark
Howard University
Washington, D.C.
Board Members
Term Ending 2018
Sanza B. Clark
Professor Emerita
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Owen T. Moore
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina
 Josie Scales
Associate Professor
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee
 
Term Ending 2019
Michael Hicks
Southern University 
Shreveport, Louisiana
Dorothy Idleburg
Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi
Alma Thornton
Southern University and A&M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Term Ending 2020
E. Kelly Sanford
Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee
George Whaley
San Jose' State University
San Jose,' California
Dorian Williams
Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi