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Presidential History

The following is a list of all NASSS presidents. To download a PDF of the list, click here.

TermPresidentCollege/UniversityConference Site
1980Andrew Yiannakis*University of ConnecticutDenver, CO
1981Andrew YiannakisUniversity of ConnecticutFt. Worth, TX
1982Barry McPhersonUniversity of WaterlooToronto, Ontario
1983Barry McPhersonUniversity of WaterlooSt. Louis, MO
1984George SageUniversity of Northern Colorado[Olympic Conf]
1985George SageUniversity of Northern ColoradoBoston, MA
1986Susan GreendorferUniversity of Illinois, UrbanaLas Vegas, NV
1987D. Stanley EitzenColorado State UniversityEdmonton, Alberta
1988Janet C. HarrisUniversity of North Carolina, GreensboroCincinnati, OH
1989James H. FreyUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasWashington, DC
1990Howard NixonAppalachian State UniversityDenver, CO
1991Barbara Brown^University of Western OntarioMilwaukee, WI
1991Jay CoakleyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado SpringsMilwaukee, WI
1992John LoyUniversity of Illinois, UrbanaToledo, OH
1993Mary E. DuquinUniversity of PittsburghOttawa, Ontario
1994Don SaboD’Youville CollegeSavannah, GA
1995Mike MessnerUniversity of Southern CaliforniaSacramento, CA
1996Tim CurryThe Ohio State UniversityBirmingham, AL
1997Margaret Carlisle DuncanUniversity of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeToronto, Ontario
1998Mary McElroyKansas State UniversityLas Vegas, NV
1999Alan KleinNortheastern UniversityCleveland, OH
2000Peter DonnellyUniversity of TorontoColorado Springs, CO
2001Michael MalecBoston CollegeSan Antonio, TX
2002Earl SmithWake Forest UniversityIndianapolis, IN
2003Wib LeonardIllinois State UniversityMontréal, Québec
2004Ellen J. StaurowskyIthaca CollegeTucson, AZ
2005Mary G. McDonaldMiami UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
2006Stephan WalkCal State University, FullertonVancouver, BC
2007Nancy E. SpencerBowling Green State UniversityPittsburgh, PA
2008C. Richard KingWashington State UniversityDenver, CO
2009Bob RinehartUniversity of WaikatoOttawa, Ontario
2010Geneviève RailSimone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia UniversitySan Diego, CA
2011Geneviève RailSimone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia UniversityMinneapolis, MN
2012Faye Linda WachsCal Poly PomonaNew Orleans, LA
2013Toni BruceUniversity of AucklandQuebec City, Québec
2014Fritz PoliteShenandoah UniversityPortland, OR
2015Jane StanglSmith CollegeSanta Fe, NM
2016Cheryl CookyPurdue UniversityTampa Bay, FL
2017Theresa Walton-FisetteKent State UniversityWindsor, Ontario
2018Joshua NewmanFlorida State UniversityVancouver, BC
2019Akilah Carter-FranciqueSan Jose State UniversityVirginia Beach, VA
2020Jeff Montez de OcaUniversity of Colorado-Colorado SpringsNew Orleans, LA
2021Algerian HartMissouri State UniversityMontréal, Québec

*Andrew Yiannakis organized the first NASSS Conference, ^Barbara Brown passed away during her term; Jay Coakley served the remainder of the term