Each year WSSA officers choose three outstanding scholars, junior faculty members at United States universities who have been active in their disciplines for less than six years, whose cutting edge research and substantial contributions to the social sciences, and strong promise of future such contributions, make them worthy of the designation "Outstanding New Scholar". For details on this year's awardees, see full article text. (Beginning with the 2017 awards, the designation will be "Outstanding Emerging Scholar")
Proposed changes to the WSSA Constitution were accepted by the membership at the 2015 business meeting. The updated Constitution is now available through the "Archives & Documents tab", at the top of this page, under the "Constitution, Minutes & Tax Documents" link.
Larry A. Gould, long time Executive Director of WSSA, retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of the Yuma Campus of Northern Arizona University at the end of June, 2014. He continues to teach, in his capacity as Emeritus Professor, and, of course, continues to act as Executive Director of the WSSA. Dr. Gould has, at long last, been able to open his custom cabinetry shop; the website for the shop is not yet online, but should be soon. Check back later for the link.
University of Hawai'i at Manoa recognized WSSA for its continuing support of nationally renowned disability scholars to attend the conference.