Like many sociologists, I decided to study sociology with a vision to make the world a better place—at least for some of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in our society. After working as a sociologist for over ten years in both research and teaching, I recognized the need for a place where applied sociologists can meet, share, collaborate, and motivate one another. The Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) became my home for making the vision a reality.
Miriam Boeri, PhD
I use AACS to connect with other professionals who apply their specialized knowledge and skills to improve our world. I get ideas for my own work, and I am personally reinvigorated by the support that I receive. AACS is the most personable group of highly talented persons that I’ve known since leaving my friends from graduate school.
James D Lee
I became a sociologist because of my curiosity and fascination for understanding school violence in this country and my desire to want to protect children. I met individuals in AACS who were of like mind and shared the passion for helping young people. AACS became a platform for sharing ideas, challenging assumptions and proposing solutions. In the process, I have developed life-long and lasting personal and professional friendships. I look forward to our annual conference, friendly exchanges throughout the year, and the comfort of knowing that AACS is committed to social justice and peace throughout the world. AACS is the only national organization of applied sociologists and practitioners. Become a member of an ‘involved’ group of sociologists, practitioners, scholars and mentors.
“The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.”
― W.E.B Du Bois
Anthony Troy Adams Phd.
Being a part of the AACS connects me with a group of professionals, scholars, and friends. My experiences at the AACS conferences helped me as an undergrad and prepared me to both work in the private sector and continue onto graduate school! Being a member of the AACS has made a world of difference for me.