The Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award

The Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award honors outstanding service to the Southern Sociological Society by recognizing those members who have made exemplary contributions to the Southern Sociological Society through direct service over a lifetime or significant portion of their professional careers.

Contributions of recipients should have been vital in fulfilling the Society’s mission and sustaining its annual meetings. Their record may include serving in major fiduciary and organizational leadership roles, either as an officer or chair/member of committees, or as a program chair, session organizer, discussant, etc.; or it may involve providing leadership for innovative changes in the organization and functioning of the Society, in building the Society’s membership, or in other ways.

Recipients of this award are expected to have been members of the Society for a considerable portion of their careers.

Nomination Procedure
Nominations should include: 1) the name and address of the nominee; 2) three letters of recommendation (one of which is from the nominator) highlighting the nominee’s service to the Southern Sociological Society; 3) the nominee’s curriculum vitae; 4) relevant supporting documents illustrating contributions to service. Both the nominators and the recipient must be members of the Southern Sociological Society. This award need not be presented annually but will be offered in years when the Honors Committee determines that a nominee truly merits this recognition. Nominations must be submitted by December 1 to the Chair of SSS Committee on Honors.

Email nominations, including electronic versions of supplementary materials, are preferred.

Martin L. Levin Distinguished Service Award Recipients