Current RSS Council

The Council members of RSS are elected each year by the members by a majority vote or appointed by the President. The following positions are part of voting council and participate in annual Council Meetings:

Position 2017 Council Contact Information University
President Keiko Tanaka [email protected]
University of Kentucky
President-elect  Kai Schafft
The Pennsylvania State University
Vice President Mary Hendrickson [email protected] University of Missouri
Past-President Doug-Jackson Smith [email protected]
The Ohio State University
Secretary Spencer Wood [email protected] Kansas State University
Executive Director Cynthia Struthers [email protected] Rural Sociological Society
Awards & Endowment Matthew Sanderson [email protected] Kansas State University
Development Michelle Worosz [email protected] Auburn University
Diversity Laura McKinney [email protected] Tulane University
Membership Jessica Ulrich-Schad [email protected] South Dakota State University
Publications Program Stephanie Teixeira-Poit [email protected] RTI International
Program Co-chairs

Elizabeth Ransom &
Dani Deemer

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[email protected]

The Pennsylvania State University

United States Department of Agriculture

Student James Patterson, III [email protected] Auburn University
Student Paige Kelly [email protected] The Ohio State University
Council Rep. A Brian Thiede [email protected]
The Pennsylvania State University
Council Rep. B Rebecca Schewe [email protected]
Syracuse University
Council Rep. C Gretchen Thompson
Family Health International 360

Ethics Committee

Chair and Chair-Elect

Sunday Ogunjimi & Elizabeth Seale

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[email protected]

Federal University Oye Ekiti, Nigeria

State University of New York, Oneonta

Nominations

Chair and Chair-Elect

Greg Fulkerson &
Jessica Ulrich-Schad

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[email protected]

State University of New York, Oneonta

South Dakota State University

Chair and Chair-Elect