2013
Kathleen J. Ferraro, Northern Arizona University

2012
Evelyn Nakano Glenn, University of California, Berkeley

2011
Claire M. Renzetti, University of Kentucky

2010
Thomas C. Hood, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2009
John F. Galliher, University of Missouri

2008
David A. Snow, University of California, Irvine

2007
Peter Conrad, Brandeis University

2006
Barbara Katz Rothman, Baruch College, CUNY Graduate Center

2005
Robert Perrucci, Purdue University

2004
Mary Romero, Arizona State University

2003
Walda Katz-Fishman, Howard University and Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide
Jerome Scott, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide

2002
Thomas J. Scheff, University of California, Santa Barbara

2001
Valerie Jenness, University of California, Irvine

2000
Beth B. Hess, County College of Morris
Norma Williams, University of Texas at Arlington

1999
Gary L. Albrecht, University of Illinois, Chicago

1998
John I. Kitsuse, University of California, Santa Cruz

1997
Irwin Deutscher, University of Akron

1996
No Winner Chosen

1995
Gideon Sjoberg, University of Texas

1994
Joyce A. Ladner, Howard University

1993
Irving Kenneth Zola, Brandeis University

1992
Marvin B. Sussman, University of Delaware

1991
Richard Cloward, Columbia University
Francis Fox Piven, CUNY, Graduate Center

1990
Louis Kriesberg, Syracuse University

1989
Arlene Kaplan Daniels, Northwestern University

1988
James E. Blackwell, University of Massachusetts, Boston

1987
John Useem, SSSP Life Member
Ruth Hill Useem, SSSP Life Member

1986
Jessie Bernard, Pennsylvania State University

1985
Butler Jones, Cleveland State University

1984
Elliot Liebow, National Institute of Mental Health

1983
Charles V. Willie, Harvard University

1982
S. M. Miller, Boston University
Joan Moore, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee