Department Chairs

Sociology Department Chairs (pre-1931 as Area Heads within the Department of Political Economy)

1924-1929     Charles Horton Cooley

1930-1940     Roderick Duncan McKenzie

1940-1952     Robert Cooley Angell

1952-1961     Amos Hawley

1961-1964     Guy Swanson

1964-1970     Albert Reiss

1970-1974     Howard Schuman

1974-1978     William Gamson

1978-1981     Reynolds Farley

1981-1986     Mayer Zald

1986 -1990    James House

1990-1992     Mayer Zald

1992-1993     Howard Schuman

1995-1998     Richard Lempart

1998-1999     Duanne Alwin

1999-2010     Howard Kimeldorf

2010-present  Alford A. Young, Jr.