Message from the President

My name is Monica Solinas-Saunders. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Northwest. Last October 2021, I became the President of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. I am excited to work with our Board of Directors and all our IASS members to create new learning opportunities for all and engaging experiences with our local communities.

Our organization has faced many challenges during the last couple of years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are thankful for the leadership of two of our past Presidents, Dr. Dulce Maria Scott and Dr. Surekha Rao, whose hard work allowed us to participate in the successful Beyond Boundaries event last Spring 2021.

It is now time to look forward and create new opportunities for our current and future IASS members. The 93rd  IASS Annual Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 7, 2022. This year, the Annual Conference will take place on the beautiful campus of Indiana University Northwest. I look forward to seeing you all there!