F. W. Hodge (1899–1910)
John R. Swanton (1911)
F. W. Hodge (1912–1914)
Pliny E. Goddard (1915–1920)
John R. Swanton (1921–1923)
Robert H. Lowie (1924–1933)
Leslie Spier (1934–1938)
Ralph Linton (1939–1944)
J. Alden Mason (1945–1948)
Melville J. Herskovits (1949–1952)
Sol Tax (1953–1955)
Walter R. Goldschmidt (1956–1959)
Edward H. Spicer (1960–1962)
George D. Spindler (1963–1966)
Ward H. Goodenough (1967–1970)
Laura Bohannan (1971–1973)
Robert A. Manners (1974–1975)
Richard B. Woodbury (1976–1978)
David L. Olmsted (1979–1981)
H. Russell Bernard (1982–1985)
Thomas C. Greaves (1985–1986)
H. Russell Bernard (1986–1989)
Janet Keller (1990–1993)
Barbara & Dennis Tedlock (1993–1997)
Robert Sussman (1998–2001)
Susan Lees & Fran Mascia-Lees (2001–2005)
Ben Blount (2005–2007)
Tom Boellstorff (2007–2012)
Michael Chibnik (2012–2016)
Deborah Thomas (2016–2020)