Danielle Staudt Elected COSSA Board Chair

The COSSA Board of Directors has elected Danielle Staudt, Executive Director of the Population Association of America (PAA), as its next chair. Her two-year term began January 1.

Danielle is an association executive with over 20 years of experience and has served as the Executive Director for PAA—a COSSA Governing Member—since 2014.  PAA is the home for population researchers and demographers, and its mission is to support and promote high-quality population research. “I am excited and honored to serve as COSSA’s chair,” says Staudt. “COSSA has been an invaluable resource to me and PAA; I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back to the organization and social and behavioral science community.”

Staudt succeeds Edward Liebow, Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), who completed his second term as Board Chair at the end of 2022. “COSSA and the social and behavioral science community in general owe Ed a debt of gratitude for his years of service to advance of our fields,” says COSSA Executive Director Wendy Naus. “Ed’s leadership has resulted in a stronger COSSA. We look forward to building on our four decades of success on behalf of the social and behavioral science community under Danielle’s leadership.”



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