Society Leadership

Maya Tamir, President [website]

Elaine Fox, Past President [website]

Maital Neta, President Elect [website]

Christopher Oveis, Treasurer [website]

Michelle “Lani” Shiota, Member at Large [website]

Nicole Giuliani, Member at Large [website]

Christian Waugh, Secretary [website]

Andrea Samson, 2023 Program Co-Chair [website] [website]

Elizabeth (Liz) daSilva, 2023 Program Co-Chair [website]

Co-Chair: Maria Gendron, 2022 Conference Program Co-Chair [website]

Co-Chair: Stephanie Carpenter, 2022 Conference Program Co-Chair [website]

Shir Atzil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Katherine Aumer, University of Hawaii, West Oahu

Andy Chen, National Taiwan University

Elizabeth da Silva, Indiana University—Purdue University Columbus

Jonas Everaert, Tilburg University

Katie Greenaway, University of Melbourne

Sara Levens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Catherine Ortner, Thompson Rivers University

Andrea Samson, Unidistance Suisse & University of Fribourg

Jennifer Silvers, University of California, Los Angeles

Adrienne Wood, University of Virginia

Hongbo Yu, University of California, Santa Barbara

Past Chair: Rachael Jack, University of Glasgow

Co-Chair: Aaron Heller, University of Miami [email]

Co-Chair: Erik Nook, Yale University [email]

Past Chair: Ajay Satpute, Northeastern University

Chair: Barbara Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [email]

Past Chair: Maital Neta, University of Nebraska – Lincoln [email]

Justin Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Lasana Harris, University College London

Elaine Fox, University of Oxford

Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

Jeanne Tsai, Stanford University

Abigail Marsh, Georgetown University

Katie Hoemann, KU Leuven

Jennifer MacCormack, University of Pittsburgh

Co-Chair: Nicole Giuliani, University of Oregon [email]

Co-Chair: Luis Flores, Queen’s University [email]

Jennifer Silvers, University of California Los Angeles

Lorenzo Pasquini, University of California, San Francisco

David Preece, Curtin University

Past-Chair: Hedy Kober, Yale University

Co-Chair: Nicole Roberts, Arizona State University [email]

Co-Chair: Stephanie Carpenter, University of Michigan [email]

Anthony Atkinson, Durham University

Jess Datu, Education University of Hong Kong

Lameese Eldesouky, The American University in Cairo

Katie Greenaway, University of Melbourne

Katie Hoemann, KU Leuven

Sara Levens, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Steven Most, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Magdalena Rychlowska, Queen’s University Belfast

Kaitlyn Werner, University of Pennsylvania

Jolie Wormwood, University of New Hampshire

Chair: Carien van Reekum, University of Reading [email]

Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California

Luke Chang, Dartmouth College

Yulia Chentsova-Dutton, Georgetown University

Past Chair: Barbara Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Co-Chair: Jasmine Mote, Tufts University [email]

Co-Chair: Jennifer MacCormack, University of Pittsburgh [email]

Elise Kalokerinos, University of Melbourne

Rachel Aaron, Johns Hopkins University

Jenna Gilchrist, University of Waterloo

Sarah Pressman, University of California, Irvine

Oriana Aragón, Clemson University

Monica Perusquia-Hernandez, University of Essex

Sarah Sperry, University of Michigan

Past Chair: Eliza Bliss-Moreau, University of California, Davis

Chair: Jeffrey Girard, University of Kansas [email]

Augusta Gaspar, Faculty of Human Sciences, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa

Past Chair: Justin Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Chair: Angela Smith, University of Toronto [email]

Past Chair: Olivia Zhao, University of Wisconsin-Madison

[Click here for more on SASSC Leadership]

Founders: Lisa Feldman Barrett and James Gross

Past Presidents:

2014: James Gross, Stanford University

2015: Lisa Feldman Barrett, Northeastern University

2016: Wendy Berry Mendes, University of California, San Francisco

2017: Kevin Ochsner, Columbia University

2018: Ann Kring, University of California, Berkeley

2019: Robert Levenson, University of California, Berkeley

2020: Paula Niedenthal, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2021: Barbara Fredrickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Editor & SAS Membership & Outreach Committee member:
Katie Greenaway, University of Melbourne 

Science Feature & SAS Membership & Outreach Committee member:
Katie Hoemann, KU Leuven 

Student Update Facilitator & SAS Membership & Outreach Committee member:
Jess Datu, The Education University of Hong Kong

SAS Membership & Outreach Committee Co-Chair:
Stephanie Carpenter, University of Michigan

SAS Membership & Outreach Committee Co-Chair:
Nicole Roberts, Arizona State University

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