Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc.

march 2024

20th – 23rd

Jackson ms

Hilton Garden Inn-Downtown

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About ASBS

2024 ASBS Annual Conference

March 20-23, 2024 · Jackson MS




The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc., a professional organization of scholars in the academy, was founded in 1935 by the late Dr. Theophilus E. McKinney who was Dean of Johnson C. Smith College (now University), Charlotte, North Carolina. The group began as the Association for Social Science Teachers.

Since its inception, the nation and world have undergone tremendous changes and alterations. The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists remains at the forefront of creative thought in the social and behavioral sciences.

Our Purpose

The organization provides opportunities for scholars to engage in the exchange of ideas, information, thought, and theory. Annually, social scientists from historically Black colleges and universities, who are actively engaged in teaching and utilizing social scientific knowledge, come together and discuss ways to improve the national status of societal conditions.


While the majority of the Association’s membership remains social and behavioral scientists, it is open to scholars from all academic disciplines and ethnicities.

The Association offers two types of membership. The first is regular membership which may be obtained and continued with annual payments of $50.00. The second, life membership which is optional and consists of three levels, may be obtained at $500 for regular life, $1000 for silver life, and $1500 for gold life.

Interested individuals may obtain regular membership and, if desired, progress to any of the life membership levels by making successive annual payments of $100.

Undergraduate membership is $10 per year.

Institutional membership is $500.

Annual Membership

  • Annual Membership Fee ($25.00)


  • General Lifetime Membership ($500)
  • Silver Lifetime Membership  ($1000)
  • Gold Lifetime Membership ($1500)