Name (Year)                        

Melville J. Herskovits (1957 – 1958)
Gwendolen M. Carter (1958 – 1959)
William O. Brown (1959 – 1960)
William O. Jones (1960 – 1961)
Vernon McKay (1961 – 1962)
E. Franklin Frazier
James S. Coleman (1962 – 1963)
Paul Bohannon (1963 – 1964)
Joseph H. Greenberg (1964 – 1965)
Rupert Emerson (1965 – 1966)
William A. Hance (1966 – 1967)
James Duffy (1967 – 1968)
Benjamin E. Thomas (1968 – 1969)
L. Gray Cowan (1969 – 1970)
Philip D. Curtin (1970 – 1971)
Carl G. Rosberg (1971 – 1972)
Immanuel Wallerstein (1972 – 1973)
Absolom Vilakazi (1973 – 1974)
John Marcum (1974 – 1975)
Victor Uchendu (1975 – 1976)
Edris Makward (1976 – 1977)
Gus J. Liebenow (1977 – 1978)
Ali Mazrui (1978 – 1979)
Peter Gutkind (1979 – 1980)
Norman Bennet (1980 – 1981)
Richard Sklar (1981 – 1982)
Crawford M. Young (1982 – 1983)
Laura Bohannon (1983 – 1984)
Robert J. Cummings (1984 – 1985)
Gerald Bender (1985 – 1986)
Aidan Southall (1986 – 1987)
Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (1987 – 1988)
Simon Ottenberg (1988 – 1989)
Ann Seidman (1989 – 1990)
Martin A. Klein (1990 – 1991)
Edmond J. Keller (1991 – 1992)
David Robinson (1992 – 1993)
Edward A. Alpers (1993 – 1994)
Goran Hyden (1994 – 1995)
Iris Berger (1995 – 1996)
Gwendolyn Mikell (1996 – 1997)
Sandra Greene (1997 – 1998)
David Wiley (1998 – 1999)
Lansine Kaba (1999 – 2000)
Catharine Newbury (2000 – 2001)
Allen Isaacman (2001 – 2002)
Beverly Grier (2002 – 2003)
Sandra Barnes (2003 – 2004)
Bruce Berman (2004 – 2005)
Joseph C. Miller (2005 – 2006)
Pearl T. Robinson (2006 – 2007)
Aliko Songolo (2007 – 2008)
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (2008 – 2009)
Charles Ambler (2009 – 2010)
Judith Byfield (2010 – 2011)
Aili Tripp (2011 – 2012)
Abdi Samatar (2012 – 2013)
James Pritchett (2013 – 2014)
Toyin Falola (2014 – 2015)
Dorothy Hodgson (2015 – 2016)
Anne Pitcher (2016 – 2017)
Jean Allman (2017 – 2018)