The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Manager, Membership & Special Projects







Brad Sickels joined SPSSI in June of 2010. His primary responsibilities include membership management, web building/development, conference/event production and various levels of program support. Brad graduated from The State University of New York at Geneseo with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.

Prior to joining SPSSI, Brad worked for the Human Rights Campaign on the Membership & Community Events team. Additionally, he served 3 years at the National Student Leadership Conference where he last functioned as Director of the NSLC’s Medicine and Health Care Program. Brad has a passion for social justice and regularly volunteers for various LGBTQ organizations in the Washington DC Metro area. He has also been a company dancer of DC’s Award-Winning “Capital Funk” since 2008.  






Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin