SOCIAL JUSTICE / PUBLIC SERVICE POLICY AWARD

Established in 1985, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality’s Social Justice / Public Service Policy Award is given to individuals for outstanding achievement or major impact, in such areas as: public awareness of sexual issues; public advocacy; professional practice by educators, therapists or health specialists; and legislation or public policy formation.  

Nomination Process: Members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors can nominate candidates for this award. This award is not open for nominations from the general membership of The Society. 

Deadline: April 1st of the Current Year

Send Nomination Materials to: thesociety@sexscience.org

Nomination Criteria: With respect to the Social Justice / Public Service Policy Award, it is recommended that the award not be restricted to Members of The Society, but rather be given to individuals whose service has had a major impact on the profession or society in general and that the award be focused on career achievement.

Nomination Guidelines: (As modified by the SSSS Board of Directors in November 2008)

  • The Awards and Fellows Committee is committed to avoiding potential conflicts of interest. Hence, Members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors are ineligible for consideration for any of The Society awards considered by the Awards and Fellows Committee during their term of service.
  • This award is not open for nominations from the general membership of The Society. Only members of the Awards and Fellows Committee and The Society’s Board of Directors can nominate candidates for the award.

 

Social Justice / Public Service Policy Award Recipients

     
1985 – Bill Baird 1996 – Phyllis Lyon, Ed.D. and Del Martin 2010 – Carol Cassell, Ph.D.  
1987 – Harriet Pilpel, L.L.B. 1997 – Virginia Prince, Ph.D. 2011 – Betty Dodson, Ph.D. 
1989 – Michael Barrett, Ph.D. 1998 – Founders of the Mattachine Society and ONE, Inc. 2012 – Mark Schoen, Ph.D. 
1991 – Michael A. Carrera, Ed.D. 1999 – Robert Francoeur, Ph.D. 2014 – Jessica M. Xavier, M.P.H.
1992 – Faye Wattleton 2000 – David Satcher, M.D. 2017 – M. Joycelyn Elders, MD
1993 – Edward Brecher 2004 – Beverly Whipple, Ph.D. 2018 – Angel M. Foster, D.Phil., M.D., A.M.
1994 – Debra Haffner, M.P.H. 2005 – Sol Gordon, Ph.D. 2019 – JoAnne G. Keatley, M.S.W. 
1995 – Theodore McIlvena, M.Div., Ph.D. 2009 – Mariela Castro-Espin