Pi Gamma Mu Key
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the Social Sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service.



 X  Susan Kinsella
First Vice President
 X  Katherine Im
Second Vice President
 X Clara Small
 X Mari Plikuhn
Regional Chancellors
(Vote for your region only)
Chancellor of Southeastern Region
If your chapter is in AL, FL, GA, KW, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV 
 X Allison G. S. Knox
Chancellor of North/Northwestern Region
If your chapter is in IA, IL, IN, MN, ND, NE, OH, OR, SD, WI
 X Brad Tennant
Chancellor of Northeastern Region
If your chapter is in CT, DC, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VT
 X Jeffrey Chin
Chancellor of South/Southwestern Region
If your chapter is in AR, CA, CO, HI, KS, MO, NM, OK, PH, TX
 X Charles W. Hartwig
Chapter                                          School
Signed _________________________________________________
Each chapter should return its official ballot no later than October 15 to:
Pi Gamma Mu
1001 Millington St. Ste. B
Winfield, KS 67156

Each active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu is entitled to one vote in the election of international and regional officers of Pi Gamma Mu.  These votes must be cast by sending your ballot to headquarters no later than October 15, 2021.  To facilitate the procedure, the international office has mailed a ballot marked “official” and a letter of instructions to each chapter sponsor.  Please use the self-addressed stamped envelopes marked “OFFICIAL BALLOT” provided with your chapter’s ballot.   The address to which ballots should be mailed is: Pi Gamma Mu, 1001 Millington, Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156.  According to the Pi Gamma Mu Constitution, the chapter president is to consult with the chapter’s members and cast that vote. 

In this edition of the newsletter, we wish to introduce you to the candidates, whose brief biographies and campaign statements are shown below.  The sample ballot in this Newsletter is not official.  If, for any reason, your chapter's official ballot is not received in the mail, the chapter president may print out and write on this one “Official” and send it to headquarters.

Your chapter's vote is important!  Election results will be announced during the triennial international convention in November, and in the November edition of the Pi Gamma Mu Newsletter.


for President

Susan Kinsella

Dean, School of Education & Social  Services
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL.

Ph.D., Fordham University, New York
M.S.W., Marywood University
B.S.W., Pennsylvania State University

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
First Vice President - 2017-2021
Frist Vice President - 2014-2017
Triennial Convention Co-Chair - 2014, Triennial Convention Chair 2017, 2021
Chancellor of the Southeast Region – 2011-2014
Chapter Development Committee – 2011-present
Communication Committee Chair – 2011-present
Awards Committee – 2011-2014
Faculty Adviser Georgia Chapter, Saint Leo University – 2011-2014
Governor of Georgia – 2009-2011
Faculty Sponsor of Georgia Chapter, Brewton-Parker College, 2001-2011

Published article, “Mental Health Implications for Administrators, Faculty, Students, and Families During COVID 19” in Crisis Management in Schools during COVID - 2020
Published article, “The Benefits of Animal Assisted Interventions in Hospice and Palliative Care” in and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Service and Therapy Animals. 2020
Published article, Kinsella, S. and Wood, “Addressing School Violence through Interdisciplinary Systems Change” in Can We Ensure Safe Schools – 2019
Published article, Abdullah, A., Winstead, C., Kinsella, S, & Boone-Thornton, M. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical Model for Starting a Non-Profit. Proceedings -2019
Published article, Aefsky, F., Kinsella, S., McGovern, L., Sereni-Massinger, C. “University Partnerships” in Collaborative Leadership: Building Capacity through Effective Partnerships, -2017
Published article, Kinsella, S., Abdullah, A., & Wood, N. A Comparison of Global Social Welfare Policies and Programs, Conference Proceedings from 2016 National Organization for Human Services - 2016
Authored textbook, “Human Services: A Student Centered Approach” 2015
Published article, “International Social Entrepreneurship: Linking Business Principles to Social Problems
Published article, “University/Community Partnerships: Engaging Business Students in Leadership and Solution Based Approaches”
Published article, “University/Community Partnerships: Educating Human Service and Social Work Students in Service Learning
Published article, “A Comparative Cross-Discipline Study of Traditional and Nontraditional College Students
Published article, “Administrative Models in Profit and Non-Profit Child Care Agencies
Recipient-Social Worker of the Year Award: Clinical Social Work Assn. of Savannah, 2015
Recipient-Distinguished Service Award, Pi Gamma Mu Award - 2014
Recipient-Southern Organization for Human Services President's Award - 2008

I am honored to be nominated to serve as the President of Pi Gamma Mu, the prestigious International Honor Society. As a member and trustee serving on the board in different capacities for over twenty years, I realize the importance of our honor society in shaping the lives of our next generation of students.  During the last several years the importance of strong and cable leaders who can serve during a time of crisis has enabled us to realize that our organization is necessary and purposeful.  Despite the COVID pandemic, we are moving forward at an unprecedented pace.  New executive leadership, new ideas, and new technology are helping us to create an international honor society that can boast of an excellent online social science journal, scholarship opportunities for students, and conventions that will allow students to come together to share chapter news, present their research, and participate in a new Leadership Program.  This year’s 2021 Virtual PGM Convention – Social Scientists Leading the Way will do just that.  I can think of no better way to encourage our students to reach their potential than to offer them the opportunity to join Pi Gamma Mu and continue demonstrating their excellence in academic activities. As a faculty advisor, sponsor, Chancellor of the Southeast Region for Pi Gamma Mu, and First Vice President, I have seen students work hard to earn better grades so they could become a member of Pi Gamma Mu and be recognized for their achievements. They are eager to carry on the Pi Gamma Mu tradition of scholarship, research, leadership, and service. As your next President I will advocate for our honor society to become recognized by our region's colleges and universities as the prestigious international organization it is and to encourage the growth of new chapters as well as to strengthen the chapters that currently exist.


for First Vice President

Katherine Im

Collegiate Associate Professor
Program Chair, Gerontology & Social Sciences
University of Maryland Global Campus
Adelphi, MD

Ph.D. Candidate in Gerontology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.A. Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park
B.A.  Psychobiology and English, Wellesley College

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Faculty Sponsor of Maryland Theta Chapter at University of Maryland University College 2008 – Present
Roll of Distinction Award, Pi Gamma Mu, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Roll of Merit Award, Pi Gamma Mu, 2012 and 2017
Joseph B. James Chapter Incentive Award, 2011
Triennial Host Chapter, Washington DC, 2011
Faculty Chapter Organizer:
Social Science Essay Contest, 2008-present
Student Travel Grant, 2011- present
Facebook Administrator, 2011- present

Alpha Kappa Delta – International Honor Society, Sociology (2017)
Student Leadership Award – Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (2015)
Golden Key – International Honor Society, Academics, Leadership and Service (2011)
Omicron Delta Kappa – National Honor Society, Leadership (2011)
Sigma Phi Omega - National Honor and Professional Society, Gerontology (2010)
Board Member, Maryland Consortium for Adjunct Professional Development (MCAPD)
Faculty Sponsor, Sigma Phi Omega honor society (2012 – present)
Chair, Faculty Grievance Committee
UMUC Master Faculty Website Committee
Member, Dean’s Faculty Communication Task Force
Member, Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Award Selection Committee
Member, Academic Policies and Procedures Task Force
Member, Faculty Promotions Committee
Member, Student Committee, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Executive Board Member, Supporting the Arts in Relay, Ltd. (2005-2012)
Volunteer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (2002 – present)

I am profoundly honored to have been nominated to serve as First Vice President for this wonderful society. Having served over a decade as a chapter sponsor for the University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly known as the University of Maryland University College), I have seen our chapter grow to over one thousand lifetime members, and in that time I have witnessed firsthand how Pi Gamma Mu and its ideals can touch the lives of individual students. In the case of UMGC, Pi Gamma Mu has been a unifying goal for many of our military and distance ed learners who often feel that they are learning “in a bubble.” Membership in Pi Gamma Mu serves as a constant reminder and touchstone of the overarching importance of the social sciences and interdisciplinary thinking in our lives.
If elected, I look forward to building on the example of previous chancellors in spreading the mission of Pi Gamma Mu across the region. I look forward to the opportunity to work with individual academic institutions as well as the international leadership group. Most of all, I hope to be able to be of service to an organization whose ideals have had such a positive impact on me, both personally and professionally.  


for Second Vice President

Clara Small

Emeritus Professor of History
Salisbury University 
Ph.D. – University of Delaware
M.A. –St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM
M.A., B.A.—North Carolina Central University

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Organizer and co-advisor of MD Gamma chapter- 1983-2014, many times on the Pi Gamma Mu honor rolls
Former Chancellor of the North Eastern Region- 1992-2011
Panelist at many Pi Gamma Mu meetings and Triennials
Pi Gamma Mu Awards Committee member- 1996-2014
Chairperson of the Regional Chancellors

Former Co-advisor for Phi Alpha Theta, History honor society
Former Phi Alpha Theta Paper Prize Committee member, 1993-1999
Former advisor/organizer – Salisbury University branch of NAACP
Former advisor-  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Former advisor-Black Student Union (now Union of African American Students)
Former member of Speakers Bureau for the Delaware Humanities Forum
Former member of Scholar-in-Residence for the Delaware Humanities Forum
Former Discussion Scholar for the “Let’s Talk About It” Series on Delmarva
Former Corresponding Secretary of the Princess Anne Chapter of The Links, Inc.
Former Historian and Member of the Thomas E. Polk, Sr. chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers; wrote and received a grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Shore to conduct a week long Buffalo Soldier Youth Workshop for 3 years
Co-Founder of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series, through which the community is invited to hear SU faculty, staff,   students and community members share their research, experiences, their insights and interests on a variety of topics
Former member of the Board of Directors of Pemberton Hall
Former member of the Board of Directors of the Edward Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Member of the Consortium of Doctors (COD)

Honors and Awards:
Henry Luce Foundation Fellow, St. John’s College (1971-1974)
Outstanding Educator of America, 1975
Outstanding Young Woman of America Award, 1977
NEH Fellow, Duke University, 1991
Honoree - Community Service Award from the Wicomico County Commission for Women, 1996
NEH Fellow, Chesapeake Regional Scholars Summer Seminar in African American Studies, University of Virginia, 1997
Commissioner, Commission to Coordinate the Study, Commemoration, and Impact of Slavery’s History and Legacy in Maryland, 2001 to present
Recipient of Pi Gamma Mu’s Faithful Service Award, 2005
Recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Public Service, 2005
Recipient of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Frank H. Morris      Humanitarian Award, 2005
Recipient of the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Tee O’Conner Professional Award for the preservation Of Oral History and African American History and Culture, 2007
Recipient of the Sturgis One Room School Museum’s Merit Award, 2008
Recipient of the Salisbury University Alumni Association’s Service Award, 2010
Recipient of the State of Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Life Time Achievement Award, 2011
Commissioner, Maryland Commission of African American History and Culture (2011-2015)

Did You Know? African Americans on Delmarva, Vol. 1 (2014).
“Men of Color, To Arms!” Manumitted Slaves and Free Blacks from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Who Served in the Civil War, co-authored with Rev. David Briddell. (2010)
Reality Check: Brief Biographies of African American on the Delmarva Peninsula (1998, and was placed in schools and libraries throughout the lower Eastern Shore.)
“Abolitionists, Free Blacks, and Runaway Slaves Surviving Slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” in A History of African Americans in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1997.

Special Projects:
Research on the history of African Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula, using oral history and official documents (local and state).

I was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu in 1968 at North Carolina Central University.   That represents nearly 50 years of association with this august society.   Pi Gamma Mu has and always will have a special place in my heart.  The seven ideals of Pi Gamma Mu are the same ideals I have incorporated into my life and my professional activities.   Pi Gamma Mu is a vehicle by which I encourage my students to become better students and citizens and it is still the best means by which to honor excellence in the social sciences. 
It has been my absolute pleasure to have served as Chancellor of the North Eastern region from 1992 to 2011.  Being a former Chancellor of the North Eastern Region, and presently serving as 2nd Vice-President and Chair of the Scholarship and Award Committees, have all afforded me the opportunity to visit many campuses in order to conduct site visits, to perform induction ceremonies, to meet administrators, faculty, students and some of their spouses, parents/guardians, etc., at inductions and to be of service to their chapters.  Being an officer and involvement with Pi Gamma Mu is a labor of love.  Therefore, I would like to thank each of you for your support in the past and I hope that level of cooperation continues in the future.


for Secretary-Treasurer

Mari Plikuhn

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Evansville
PhD, Purdue University
MS, Purdue University
MS, Purdue University Calumet
BA, Purdue University Calumet

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Member since 2010
Governor of Indiana since 2014
Faculty Advisor of Indiana Alpha 2010-present, with chapter meriting Roll of Distinction placement during chapter sponsorship

Current University Service:
Faculty member since 2010
Grand Marshal of the University
Associate Director, Eykamp Center for Teaching Excellence
Chair, Curriculum Committee
Senator for the Social Science, Faculty Senate
Chair, Ceremonies Committee
Member, Fiscal Affairs Committee
Assessment Coordinator for Sociology, Department of Law, Politics, and Society
Member, Gender and Women’s Studies Advisory Committee
Member, Student Success Team

Honors and Awards:
Sadelle and Sydney Berger Annual Award for Service, University of Evansville, 2016
US Professor of the Year Nominee, CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2014, 2015
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Alumni Association, University of Evansville 2012
Chi Omega Professor of the Year, University of Evansville, 2012

Select Publications:
Published article, “Inquiry into the Independent Reading Development of First-Generation College Graduates with Advanced Degrees” (with Knoester, 2016)
Published article, ““A Foot in Two Worlds: First-Generation College Graduates, Academic Success, and Family Relationships” (with Knoester, 2015)
Published article, “Influence of Siblings on Out-of-School Reading Practices” (with Knoester, 2015)
Published article, “’Sixty-Five Isn't What It Used to Be’: Changes and Trends in Perceptions of Older Adults” (with Niehaus and Reeves, 2014)
Published encyclopedia article, “Arranged Marriages” (with Berry, 2014)
Published encyclopedia article, “Fertility” (with Malik, 2014)
Published encyclopedia article, “Demographic Changes: Zero Population Growth and Birth Rates” (with Plogher, 2014)

I am honored to have been nominated for a second term as the Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences. For the past 10 years, I have served as the Indiana Alpha Chapter Faculty Advisor, having reactivated the chapter after a nearly 40-year hiatus. In 2014, I was honored to be asked to serve as Governor of Indiana, overseeing chapter development in the state and seeking to make connections between state chapters. Seeing first-hand the commitment and dedication of Pi Gamma Mu leadership in creating opportunities, experiences, and connections for our student members worldwide has inspired me to serve our honor society in a greater capacity. In 2017 I was elected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer for Pi Gamma Mu.  In this capacity I have helped to strengthen the financial future of Pi Gamma Mu by overseeing the establishment of a financial plan for the future which promotes both a balanced budget and financial growth for the future of the Society.  As Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Gamma Mu, I hope to continue to assist the international Board of Trustees in strengthening the structural and fiscal future of our honor society.


for Chancellor of Southeastern Region

Allison G. S. Knox

Instructor, Fire Science and Emergency Management - American Military University and American Public University (part-time)
Contributing Editor, Emergency and Disaster Digest
Instructor, Political Science - Western Connecticut State University (adjunct)
Online Facilitator, Safety, Security and Emergency Management - Eastern Kentucky University

M.A., International Relations – American Military University
M.A., History – American Military University
M.A., National Security Studies – American Military University
M.A., Emergency Management – American Military University
Graduate Certificate, Homeland Security – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.A., Political Science – Central Connecticut State University
Emergency Medical Technician – Basic, (certified in Virginia and New York)

Additional Education:
D.Sc. Student, 2019-current  Jacksonville State University (Emergency Management)
PhD Student 2012-2016, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Public Administration and Policy)
Master of Public Health, American Military University, (expected graduation: December, 2021).

Additional Training:
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER)
Lifeguard Instructor, American Red Cross
Lifeguard, American Red Cross
Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Chancellor, Southeast Region (2014-current)
Serves on the Chapter and Membership Growth, Communication, Convention and Awards Committees.
Co-Chair, Leadership Development Program, Triennial Convention Kansas City, MS, (2017)
Chair, Leadership Development Program, Triennial Convention, (2020 & 2021)
Governor of West Virginia, (2013-2014)
Chapter Sponsor and Faculty Advisor, West Virginia Iota Chapter (2011-current)

Chapter Awards

From Pi Gamma Mu: 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 2018, 2019, 2020 Roll of Distinction; 2014 Outstanding New Chapter Award;
2014, 2016, 2018 Chapter Star
2018 & 2019 Top 10 Chapters by Membership
From American Military University: Office of Student Life: 2013 Chapter of the Year Award; Gold Standing in the Chapter Standards Program: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Platinum Standing, Chapter Standards Program, 2020

Personal Awards
Scholarship Medal for Chapter Service: 2013
Award for Work as Chapter Sponsor and Faculty Advisor from the Chapter: 2012
Certificate of Appreciation for Leadership Development Program 2017
Chapter Advisor of the Year, 2020 - American Military University

Nonprofit Organization Experience
At-Large Director, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (2021-current)
Serves on the EMS Disaster Preparedness and Advocacy Committees
Board Member, Pic-K (2021-current)

Past Work Experience
Legislative Correspondent and Front Office Coordinator, Congressman Christopher Shays, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Patient Care Assistant, Emergency Department, (level one trauma center) Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
Instructor, Political Science – American Military University and American Public University

Volunteer Experience
Advocacy Coordinator of Virginia, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, (NAEMT)
Participates in "EMS on the Hill" in Washington, DC meeting with members of congress and their staff about issues affecting Emergency Medical Technicians, NAEMT
Secretary, Board of Directors - International Public Safety Association
Rescue Task Force Committee, member, International Public Safety Association
Chair - Tactical Emergency Medical Services Committee, International Public Safety Association
Peer Review Committee, member, International Public Safety Association
Faculty Advisor, Political Science Scholars (student club) American Military University
Water Safety Instructor, Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility, Warrenton, Virginia
Emergency Medical Technician - Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, Blacksburg, Virginia
Emergency Medical Technician, Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, Rixeyville, Virginia
Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team, Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
Key Volunteer Network, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA (2004-2006)
LINKS Mentor, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (2004-2006)

Publication Highlights
Extended Commentary – Administrative Failures: The Immigration Detention Centers and Abu Ghraib Prison, (2019). International Social Science Review. Vol. 95, Issue 2.

Extended Commentary: The Capitol Insurrection, Emergency Management and Mutual Aid Agreements: What Questions Need to be Answered? (2021). International Social Science Review. Vol. 97, Issue 1.

Reynolds, C., and Knox, A.G.S., (2019). Emergency and Disaster Management Deserves a Safe Space from Politics. Orlando Sentinel.  https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/guest-commentary/os-op-emergency-response-safe-space-from-politics-20190709-5iux7ddz55h4dbh26bxednhedq-story.html

Book Review – Rights as Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power by Clifford Bob. International Social Science Review, Vol. 95, Issue 2.

Book Review: Mapping a New World Order: The Rest Beyond the West by Vladimir Popov and Piotr Dutkiewicz, (2018). International Social Science Review, Vol. 92, Issue 2.

The Importance of Swift Water Rescue, (2018). Domestic Preparedness Journal.

Harvey’s Destruction: Why Didn’t Houston Evacuate? (2017). EDM Digest.

Community Resiliency: Building Bridges between Scholarship and Emergency Management, (July 2014). IAEM Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 7, pp. 25.

EMS and the Burden of Explanation to Lawmakers, (February 21, 2014). In Public Safety.  http://inpublicsafety.com/2014/02/ems-and-the-burden-of-explanation-to-lawmakers/

Emergency Management Policy Initiatives: A Delicate Balance of What’s Important, (January 2014). IAEM Bulletin.  Vol. 31, No. 1.

Contributor to the Rescue Task Force Best Practices Guide, (2017 & 2018) Homegrown Violent Extremism: Collaborative Leadership and Community Resilience, (2017). International Public Safety Association. (InfoBrief).

Research Interests
Emergency management, homeland security and emergency medical services (ambulance) policy

It is an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees with Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences.


for Chancellor of North/Northwestern Region

Brad Tennant

History Professor
Division of Social Science and Humanities
Presentation College
Aberdeen, SD

University of South Dakota (2007) Ed.D: History Education
University of North Dakota (2003) MA: American History
Northern State University (1987) MAT: Social Science (History emphasis)
Northern State University (1983) BS in Secondary Education

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Chancellor of North/Northwestern Region and Trustee of the Board: April 2019-Present
Faculty Sponsor of South Dakota Zeta Chapter 2013- Present
Member since 1982
Fellowships and Work Experience:   
James Madison Fellowship
Christa McAuliffe Fellowship
William Robertson Coe Fellowship
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
South Dakota Humanities Council Research Grant
Council for Basic Education Research Grant

In addition to my teaching assignments, I am an active researcher, writer, and presenter on a variety of northern Great Plains topics. I have been fortunate in publishing over forty works including books, book chapters, articles, brochures, and book reviews.  In 2011, my article titled "'Excluding Indians Not Taxed’ - Dred Scott, Standing Bear, Elk, and the Legal Status of Native Americans in the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century” appeared in the International Social Science Review, the peer-reviewed journal of Pi Gamma Mu.
Recent publications include articles in Great Plains Traverse (Fall 2019) and South Dakota History (Winter 2018), a book titled On This Day in South Dakota History (The History Press, 2017), and a chapter in the Midwest Book Awards winner The Interior Borderlands: Regional Identity in the Midwest and Great Plains (Center for Western Studies, 2019). In addition to being a member of several local, state, and national organizations, I currently serve on the South Dakota State Historical Society’s board of trustees.

I became a Pi Gamma Mu lifetime member after being inducted as an undergraduate in 1982.  In 2013, I realized that a Pi Gamma Mu chapter would be a good fit for Presentation College.  Consequently, I became the faculty sponsor for the South Dakota Zeta Chapter.

In April 2019, Pi Gamma Mu had a vacancy on the board of trustees to which I was appointed.  As a board member, I also serve as the Chancellor for the North/Northwestern Region as well as serving on the Communications and the Convention committees.  The North/Northwestern Region includes Alaska, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  My goal as Chancellor is to promote new chapters and to help inactive chapters reactivate. 

Not only is Pi Gamma Mu the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences, but it is also a long-time member of the Association of College Honor Societies, which is the leading certification body for honor societies.  I am a proud member of Pi Gamma Mu, and I would appreciate the opportunity to continue serving on the board of trustees as Chancellor for the North/Northwest Region.

for Chancellor of Northeastern Region

Jeffrey Chin

Professor of Sociology, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1983
M.A., The University of Michigan, 1978
B.A., Trinity College (Hartford, CT), 1976

Pi Gamma Mu Involvement
Chapter Representative of Sigma of NY since 2014
Star Chapter, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19
Faculty sponsor for five student PGM award winners, 2015-2020
PGM Roll of Merit, 2016

Other Academic Achievements: Le Moyne College
Professor of Sociology, Le Moyne College since 1983
Over 10 years as Department Chair or Acting Chair
Beatrice Robinson Advisor of the Year Award, Le Moyne College, 2004-05
Richard M. McKeon, S.J. Scholar of the Year Award, Le Moyne College, 2003-04
Matteo Ricci S.J. Award for Achievement in Diversity, Le Moyne College, 1996-97

Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honor Society for Sociology
Secretary of Alpha Kappa Delta since 2008
Chapter Representative of Upsilon chapter of NY (AKD) since 1988

Scholarship: Books/Monographs

  1. Learning from Each Other: Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education with Michele Kozimor-King (2018, University of California Press)
  2. The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Employment and Online Learning with Pike, Diane L., Teresa Ciabattari, Melinda Messineo, Renee A. Monson, Rifat A. Salam, Theodore C. Wagenaar, Susan J. Ferguson, Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Patrick Archer, Maxine P. Atkinson, Jeanne H. Ballantine, Thomas C. Calhoun, Paula England, Rebecca J. Erikson, Andrea N. Hunt, Kathleen S. Lowney, Suzanne B. Maurer, Mary S. Senter, and Stephen Sweet. (2017, Washington, DC: American Sociological Association)
  3. Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice: A Research-Based Introduction with Carolyn D’Argenio and David Owens (2013, Looseleaf Law Publications)
  4. Within the Social World: Essays in Social Psychology with Cardell Jacobson (2009, Pearson/Allyn Bacon)
  5. Included in Sociology: Learning Climates that Cultivate Racial and Ethnic Diversity with Catherine Berheide and Dennis Rome (2002, American Association for Higher Education/American Sociological Association)

Scholarship: Abbreviated List of Articles

2018.   Ciabattari, Teresa, Kathleen Lowney, Renee Monson, Mary Senter, and Jeffrey Chin. “Sociology Majors and Labor Market Success.” Teaching Sociology 46(3):191-207.

2014.   Chin, Jeffrey. “Who Am I? Sociology Has Answers!” in Why We Do What We Do, pp. 6-9

My favorite piece of writing!

2014.   Chin, Jeffrey, Matthew May, Honora Sullivan-Chin, and Kaylyn Woodrick. “How Can Social Psychology and Group Dynamics Assist in Curriculum Development?” Teaching Sociology 42(2):86-94. doi: 10.1177/0092055X14521023

2012.   Paino, Maria, Chastity Blankenship, Liz Grauerholz, and Jeffrey Chin. “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Teaching Sociology, 1973-2009.” Teaching Sociology 40:2:93-106. DOI: 10.1177/0092055X12437971

2011.   Paino, Maria, and Jeffrey Chin.  “Monopoly and Critical Theory: Gaming in a Class on the Sociology of Deviance.” Simulation & Gaming 42:5:573-90.doi: 10.1177/1046878110391022

2011.   Chin, Jeffrey, Mary Scheuer Senter, and Roberta Spalter-Roth. “Love to Teach, Hate Assessment.” Teaching Sociology 39:2:120-126.

2009.   Chin, Jeffrey, Richard Dukes, and William Gamson. “Assessment in Simulation and Gaming” Simulation & Gaming 40:4:553-568.

2003.   Lucal, Betsy and Cheryl Albers with Jeanne Ballantine, Jodi Burmeister-May, Jeffrey Chin, Sharon Dettmer, and Sharon Larson. “Faculty Assessment and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Knowledge Available/Knowledge Needed.” Teaching Sociology  31:146-161.

2002.   “Is There a Scholarship of Teaching in Teaching Sociology? A Look at Papers from 1984-1999.” Teaching Sociology 30:1:53-62.

2001.   Jacobson, Cardell, and Jeffrey Chin. “Religion, Religiosity, and Attribution of Responsibility.” Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12:117-130.

1999.   Chin, Jeffrey, and Cardell Jacobson. “Attributional Style and Racial Prejudice.”  Perspectives on Social Problems 11:301-315.

1997.   “Mobilizing for Social Change: An Asian American’s Perspective.” Race, Gender, & Class  4:3:112-121.

1992.   “Social Structure or Social Constraint?: Exploring the Implications of Gender Roles.”  Simulation and Gaming 23:1:110-115.

1989.   “Participation in a Voluntary Organization: A Case Study.” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 17:1:29-32.

1988.   Riffer, Roger, and Jeffrey Chin. “Dating Satisfaction among College Students.”  International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 8:2:29-36.

1987.   “The Sociological Perspective: Assumptions Underlying Theories of Social Life.” In Beherns, Laurence, and Leonard Rosen (eds.), Theme and Variations, pp. 39-45.

1986.   “Divergent Trends in White Racial Attitudes Toward Blacks.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 6:1:25-38

1985.   “Teaching Sex Roles: A Class Exercise.” Teaching Sociology 12:3:356.

Abbreviated List of Other Service and Awards
American Sociological Association, Committee on the Executive Office and Budget, 2013-2015
American Sociological Association, Editor, Teaching Sociology, 1997-1999
American Sociological Association Hans O. Mauksch Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Sociology, 2012
American Sociological Association Program Reviewers and Consultants, 1997-present
Over 50 program reviews completed
American Sociological Association Section on Teaching and Learning, Chair, 2011-12
Association of College Honor Societies, Standards and Definitions, 2016-present (Chair, 2019-present)
Association of College Honor Societies, Eligibility and Admissions, 2011-present (Chair, 2015-16)
Carnegie Scholar, Pew National Program Fellowship Program for Carnegie Scholars,
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, 1999
National Academic Advising Association Certificate of Merit, 2006

I am honored to be nominated to serve as the Northeast Region Chancellor for Pi Gamma Mu. While I am relatively new to the PGM family, I hope to bring over 10 years of experience with the Association of College Honors Society, 30 years of experience with Alpha Kappa Delta (the international honor society for sociology), and over 40 years of experience with the American Sociological Association to help elevate the profile of PGM.


for Chancellor of South/Southwestern Region

Charles Hartwig

Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Arkansas State University  
Jonesboro, Arkansas
PhD-University of Kentucky
MA  -University of Kentucky
BA  -Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Other: University of Minnesota; exchange student, Universität Hamburg (Germany)

Pi Gamma Mu Service:
Sponsor or Co-Sponsor of Arkansas Beta chapter at Arkansas State University for some 30 years
Governor of Arkansas Province 1975-2008
Chancellor, South/Southwestern Region, (and Board of Trustees member), 2008 -2021
PGM site inspector for new proposed chapters in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah
Chair, Committee of Readers (selection committee for student papers), 2011 Triennial Convention in Washington, DC, the 2014 Triennial Convention in Charleston, SC, the 2020 Call for Papers (despite cancellation of the 2020 Convention due to COVID-19), and the 2021 Virtual Triennial Convention.

Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, 1965-67
Hospital Administrator, rural church-related hospital in Kenya, 1969-70
Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock State College [PA], 1971-73
Political Science Dept. faculty member (Asst. to full Professor), Arkansas State University, 1973-2012
Fulbright Professor, Cuttington University College [Liberia, West Africa], 1985-86
Model UN sponsor/organizer/instructor, 39 years
Political Science Department Chair at Arkansas State University (ASU), 10 years
Numerous articles, book chapters, reviews, etc. published—mostly on African topics
Past President [and other positions], Arkansas Political Science Association
Faculty Professional Service award, ASU, 1997-98
Lion of the Year awards, Jonesboro University Heights Lions Club, 1996-97, 2006-07, and 2011-12.
Melvin Jones Diamond Fellow [2nd award], Lions International, 2012
Francis Asbury Award for fostering United Methodist Ministries in Higher Education.  North Arkansas Conference, 1999.

After serving my fourth term as a Chancellor, I am honored to be re-nominated for the Chancellorship of my region, and look forward, if reelected, to working with the other PGM officers at the international, regional, state, and campus levels to promote the goals of our honor society.  As discipline-specific honor societies have proliferated, the integrative and interdisciplinary nature of Pi Gamma Mu can be increasingly helpful in reminding us that we (including alumni) are all part of a larger picture.  The social sciences will continue to play a key role in helping us meet the challenges—from local to global—of the 21st century.



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