Seven distinguished scholars founded and operated the ACPSS during the early stages of its history.
- Dr. Guoqiang Tian, Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University; Former President of the Chinese Economists Society.
- Dr. Zhaohui Hong, Associate Professor of History at Savannah State College of Georgia; Former President of Chinese Historians in the United States.
- Dr. Yinyi Qian, Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University; Former President of the Chinese Economists Society.
- Dr. Shaoguang Wang, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University; Former Vice President of Chinese Association of Political Science and International Relations.
- Dr. Minxin Pei, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University.
- Dr. Ding Ying, Assistant Professor of Religion at Louisiana State University.
- Dr. Xi Wang, Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Former President of the Chinese Historians in the United States.