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  Higher Education Associations


American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE)
The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education is an individual and institutional member-based organization with sponsorships from colleges and universities throughout the country.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
An organization devoted to issues pertaining to the nation's community colleges.

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
The professional association for college and university personnel.

American Association of University Professors
The AAUP is a nonprofit membership association of faculty and other academic professionals. Headquartered in Washington, DC, they have members and chapters based at colleges and universities across the country.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nationís leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

Association for Institutional Research
International association for administrators and resarchers in higher education. AIR is the go-to source for information, resources, and training for professional who collect, analyze, interpret, and communicate data. AIR membership provides you with ready access to comprehensive resources to increase your skills, stay current on topics of interest, and network with collegues.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
The leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, & public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Association of American Universities
Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities is composed of Americaís leading research universities. AAUís 65 research universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

League for Innovation in the Community College
An international service consortium committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation.

University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

 Anthropology

American Anthropological Association
The primary professional society of anthropologists in the U.S..  It is the world's largest professional organization of persons interested in anthropology.

American Association for Physical Anthropologists

The Australian Anthropological Society
The Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) Inc was incorporated under New South Wales legislation in 1973 and represents the profession of anthropology in Australia.

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe.

National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)
NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the practice of anthropology and the interests of practicing anthropologists, and to further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

National Association of Student Anthropologists
The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) is the student section of the American Anthropological Association founded in 1985 to address graduate and undergraduate student concerns and to promote the interests and involvement of students as anthropologists-in-training.

Royal Anthropological Institute
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.

Society for American Archaeology
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.

Society for Historical Archaeology
Formed in 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) is the largest scholarly group concerned with the archaeology of the modern world (A.D. 1400-present). The main focus of the society is the era since the beginning of European exploration.

The Society for Applied Anthropology
The Society for Applied Anthropology aspires to promote the integration of anthropological perspectives and methods in solving human problems throughout the world; to advocate for fair and just public policy based upon sound research; to promote public recognition of anthropology as a profession; and to support the continuing professionalization of the field.

The World Council of Anthropological Associations (WCAA)
A network of national, regional and international associations that aims to promote worldwide communication and cooperation in anthropology.


 Criminal Justice

American Correctional Association (ACA)

American Correctional Association
Offers training, support and operational standards to correctional facilities and officers.

American Jail Association (AJA)
American Jail Association is the leading industry organization exclusively focused on supporting the professionals who staff and operate US jails.

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers.

American Society of Criminology
An international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and tratment of crime and delinquency.

American Society of Criminology (ASC)
American Society of Criminology is a membership organization comprised of students, practitioners, and academicians from the many fields of criminal justice and criminology.

High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA)
High Technology Crime Investigation Association facilitates training and networking of professionals in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of crimes involving advanced technologies.

International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
International Association of Crime Analysts is a membership organization comprised of crime analysts, intelligence analysts, police officers, educators, and students.

International Association of Forensic Criminologists (IAFC)
International Association of Forensic Criminologists is comprised of students and professionals dedicated to the application of evidence based criminological theory and criminal profiling techniques.

National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP)
National Association of Chiefs of Police supports and promotes the law enforcement profession.

National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)
National Association of Fire Investigators is a nonprofit association of fire investigation professionals dedicated to the education of fire investigators worldwide.

National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
National Criminal Justice Association represents state, tribal and local governments on crime prevention and crime control issues.

National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)
National Association of Forensic Counselors sets out to develop a competent workforce to counsel, treat, evaluate, supervise and manage criminal offenders.

 Economics

American Economic Association
An association of persons interested in economics.  Focuses on the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.

American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)
The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) is a professional association of economists who are concerned with the under-representation of Hispanic Americans in the economics profession

Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI)
The ACEI is a membership society governed by a constitution and elected officers.

Association for Integrity & Responsible Leadership in Economics (AIRLEAP)
The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP) is a non-profit organization. The organization e deeply concerned about the issues of integrity and responsible leadership in economics as they relate to economic discourse, economic decision making, and the career development of economists and related professionals.

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
AERE was founded in 1979 as a means for exchanging ideas, stimulating research, and promoting graduate training in environmental and resource economics. AERE provides many forums for exchanging ideas relevant to the management of natural and environmental resources.

Economic Science Association (ESA)
The Economic Science Association (ESA) is a professional organization devoted to economics as an observational science, using controlled experiments to learn about economic behavior.

North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE)
North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE)  purpose is to promote and facilitate research and teaching in the economics of sports.

United States Society of Ecological Economics
The United States Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE) provides a venue for intellectual exchange and collaboration on issues related to the theory, policy, and implementation of sustainable development.


 Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Association committed to preparing professional for education and human services.

American Council on Education
The Nation's umbrella higher education association dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity and a stronger higher education system are essential cornerstones of a democratic society.

National Education Association
The Nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.

 Geography

The American Geographical Society
Organization of professional geographers and other devotees of geography.

The National Geographic Society
The world's largest nonprofit scientifc and educational institution.  Has as it's mission "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge."

 History

American Historical Association
The professional association for historians.

Mid Atlantic World History Association (MAWHA)
Regional affiliate of the World History Association.

World History Association (WHA)
To promote the study of global history by encouraging and supporting research, teaching, collegial communication and publication in world history.

 Interdisciplinary

H-Net - Humanities and Social Sciences Online
An international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to develoiping the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Smithsonian Education Portal
The site features content from 16 Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, and the Smithsonian's research centers.  The site is subdivided into areas for educators, families and students.  Lesson plans are available in art design, science and technology, history and culture, language arts, and idea labs. Produced by the Center for Education and Museum Studies.

 Political Science

International Political Science Association
A collective membership worldwide comprising national associations of political science.

The American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.


 Psychology

American Psychological Association (APA)
A scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S.

Association for Psychological Science (APS)
The Society's mission is to promote, protect and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

 Sociology

American Sociological Association
A membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientifc discipline and profession serving the public good.