CORVALLIS - John Young, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University, has been elected president of the Society for Applied Anthropology.
He will begin a two-year term as president next March. His election came at the organization's recent annual national meeting.
The Society for Applied Anthropology, with 3,200 members, is the oldest independent organization of applied anthropologists in the world. Its mission is to advance the interdisciplinary study of human beings and their relationships in social, cultural and ecological context and apply that knowledge to the solution of problems.
Young has been on the OSU faculty since 1972.