The Virginia Social Science Association is the oldest association of academics in Virginia.
We are comprised of scholars from multiple social disciplines.

Bringing students and scholars together

All institutions of higher education in Virginia, undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals who apply the social sciences. We envision three main interrelated missions regarding teaching, research, and outreach:

  • promoting multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary work in the social sciences
  • offering students, including undergraduates, opportunities for professional development in presenting their scholarship
  • bringing together Virginia teachers of higher education

VSSA Board Members and Officers Back row:
Darrell Tyler, University of Richmond, Board Member
Chris Saladino, Virginia Commonwealth University, VSSA Secretary
Front row:
Nadjhia Normil-Skakavac, Virginia State University, VSSA Parliamentarian
JoEllen Pederson, Longwood University, 2019 Local Arrangements Chair
Deborah Spencer, Emory and Henry College, VSSA Vice President
Zach Wilhide, Tidewater Community College, VSSA President
Judi Caron-Sheppard, Norfolk State University, VSSA Auditor
Pamela Gibson, Troy University, VSSA Board Member
Cynthia Deutsch, Central Virginia Community College, VSSA Treasurer
Beverly Colwell-Adams, University of Virginia, VSSA Immediate Past President
Not pictured: Jennifer Gauthier, Randolph College, VSSJ Co-Editor
Jennifer Holsinger, Eastern Mennonite University, VSSA Board Member[/caption]