Aldon Morris, the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, was named the 112th president of the American Sociological Association. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the organization in August 2020.
The American Sociological Association was founded in 1905. It currently has over 13,000 members. The association publishes 10 professional journals and magazines.
Dr. Morris has taught at Northwestern University since 1988 and was promoted to full professor in 1992. Earlier, he taught at the University of Michigan.
Professor Morris is the author of several books including The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology (University of California Press, 2015) and The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing for Change (Free Press, 1984).
Dr. Morris is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he majored in sociology. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System.