For Emeritus and Retired

The PSA and Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Emeritus and retired faculty, whether full-time or part-time, are welcome in the Pacific Sociological Association. The PSA has a six member Emeritus and Retired Sociologists Committee that works to integrate emeriti and retired faculty into the organization by engaging in the following activities:

*Providing a shared intellectual and social community where retirees may continue their engagement with teaching and scholarly activities.

*Promoting activities at the annual meeting for retired and emeritus faculty that may include, but are not limited to, a social reception, organization of sessions and seminars that reflect individual interests and expertise, and the presentation of talks and lectures.

*Sponsoring an annual distinguished lecture at the annual meeting.

*Raising money for the Endowment Fund.

*Contributing to the professional development of current PSA members through mentoring activity, or through conducting workshops on issues relevant to faculty who are already retired or planning for their retirement.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, or presenting a paper or serving on a panel at the annual meeting or organizing a session sponsored by the committee, please contact the Executive Director of the PSA, Lora Bristow, or the current chair of the committee which you can find by going to the PSA Web page, pulling down the About menu, then the Governance menu, then the Committee menu, and finally the Emeritus and Retired Sociologists menu.

For 2017-18, the Chair of the Emeritus and Retired Sociologists Committee is Dean S. Dorn, .


Events for Retired and Emeritus Faculty at the PSA Conference in Long Beach, March 28-31, 2018

1) Wednesday March 28, 5:15-6:45

Sociological Stars Distinguished Lecture: Routes to Roots: Immigrant Home-Making in the Era of Fortified Borders, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, USC

2) Friday March 30, 12:00-1:30

GIFTS: Great Ideas for Teaching Sociology

3) Saturday March 31, 10:15-11:45

Reflections on Teaching by Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Committee Meeting

Thursday March 29, 1:45-3:15

This is an open meeting.  If you are interested you are welcome to attend.

Social Event

Friday March 30, 6:45-8:30

There will be a special table or tables for emeritus and retired faculty at the Presidential Reception with a limited number of tickets for free wine or beer (first come, first served).  The tables will be clearly marked with a sign.