INSNA is the professional association for researchers interested in social network analysis.

INSNA Past President Honored

The University of South Florida has named John Skvoretz, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Sociology, a Distinguished University Professor. This award recognizes senior faculty members who have distinguished themselves among their peers both within and outside the University. The title is awarded through a process of nomination and external peer review and identifies those holding it as outstanding members of their profession. Quoting from the announcement letter:

John Skvoretz came to the University of South Florida in 2005. His primary areas of specialization include theoretical methods, group processes and social psychology, as well as network analysis and modeling. He has published over 80 articles, a large number of which appear in journals that are among the most prestigious in their fields. Dr. Skvoretz has generated an impressive citation record and h-index score from these; one article alone, published in Social Networks, has been cited over 800 times. As well, he has published 14 book chapters and two edited volumes. He has secured numerous grants to support his research, and has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Skvoretz has served as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and is currently [Past] President of the International Network of Social Network Analysis, as well as Associate Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Sociology. As one reviewer concludes: "He has published an amazing amount of articles and chapters and these articles have appeared in some of the most prestigious outlets within the discipline ... He has been awarded many grants, including those from the National Institutes for Health and a series from the National Science Foundation. In addition, he is unusual within the sociological community for developing and advancing software for different researchers ... It is clear that John Skvoretz brings great distinction to the University of South Florida."

He joins Al Wolfe, retired from the Department of Anthropology and long-time INSNA member, as a Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida.

2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report to the Membership is now available here.

INSNA Officers Elected

The report of the nominations committee, chaired by Martin Everett, nominating Steve Borgatti for INSNA President, Laura Koehly for INSNA Vice-President, and Tom Valente for INSNA Treasurer was accepted unanimously by the membership at the 2016 Business Meeting. INSNA would like to thank John Skvoretz and Katie Faust for their six years of service as President and Vice-President, respectively, and Laura Koehly for her service as Treasurer. INSNA would also like to recognize those who are rotating off service as Board Members: Yanjie Bian, Carter Butts, Nosh Contractor, Martin Everett, Emmanuel Lazega, and Alessandro Lomi.

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