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Members of the 2014–15 MLA Delegate Assembly

Listed below are the 272 members of the 2014–15 Delegate Assembly (6 seats are currently unfilled). The date that follows each delegate’s name refers to the last convention in his or her term.

Divisional Delegates

American Literature
American Literature to 1800: Kristina Bross, Jan. 2017
Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Jordan Alexander Stein, Jan. 2015
Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature: Donald E. Pease, Jan. 2015
Twentieth-Century American Literature: Deborah L. Clarke, Jan. 2016
Black American Literature and Culture: Jennifer DeVere Brody, Jan. 2015
American Indian Literatures: Phillip Round, Jan. 2017
Asian American Literature: Sue J. Kim, Jan. 2015
Chicana and Chicano Literature: Yolanda Padilla, Jan. 2016
Comparative Studies
Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature: Sylvia Tomasch, Jan. 2015
Comparative Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Literature: Carmen Nocentelli, Jan. 2015
Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Eloy LaBrada, Jan. 2017
Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century: Brian McGrath, Jan. 2015
Comparative Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Marcel H. Cornis-Pope, Jan. 2015
European Literary Relations: Sandra L. Bermann, Jan. 2015
English Literature
Old English Language and Literature: Kathleen Davis, Jan. 2015
Middle English Language and Literature, Excluding Chaucer: Martin B. Shichtman, Jan. 2015
Chaucer: Thomas Augustine Prendergast, Jan. 2017
Literature of the English Renaissance, Excluding Shakespeare: Alan Stewart, Jan. 2015
Shakespeare: Timothy M. Harrison, Jan. 2017
Seventeenth-Century English Literature: Ann Baynes Coiro, Jan. 2017
Restoration and Early-Eighteenth-Century English Literature: Rivka Swenson, Jan. 2015
Late-Eighteenth-Century English Literature: Seth Rudy, Jan. 2017
The English Romantic Period: Andrew Franta, Jan. 2016
The Victorian Period: Beverly White Taylor, Jan. 2015
Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century English Literature: Kate Flint, Jan. 2015
Twentieth-Century English Literature: Aarthi Vadde, Jan. 2015
English Literature Other Than British and American: Peter James Hitchcock, Jan. 2017
French Literature
French Medieval Language and Literature: Daniel E. O’Sullivan, Jan. 2017
Sixteenth-Century French Literature: Katie Chenoweth, Jan. 2016
Seventeenth-Century French Literature: Ellen Welch, Jan. 2017
Eighteenth-Century French Literature: Joanna Stalnaker, Jan. 2016
Nineteenth-Century French Literature: Corry Cropper, Jan. 2016
Twentieth-Century French Literature: Olivier Bourderionnet, Jan. 2016
Francophone Literatures and Cultures: Cilas Kemedjio, Jan. 2016
Genre Studies
Drama: Ariel Watson, Jan. 2017
Film: Siobhan S. Craig, Jan. 2015
Nonfiction Prose Studies, Excluding Biography and Autobiography: Susan H. Lurie, Jan. 2017
Poetry: Alan Golding, Jan. 2016
Prose Fiction: John Marx, Jan. 2016
Literary Criticism: David Alworth, Jan. 2017
Methods of Literary Research: Laura Heffernan, Jan. 2016
Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing: Thomas Russell Smith, Jan. 2016
German Literature
German Literature to 1700: Albrecht Classen, Jan. 2015
Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century German Literature: John H. Smith, Jan. 2017
Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century German Literature: David Pan, Jan. 2015
Twentieth-Century German Literature: Deniz Göktürk, Jan. 2016
Hispanic Literatures
Colonial Latin American Literatures: Anna H. More, Jan. 2016
Latin American Literature from Independence to 1900: Joshua K. Lund, Jan. 2016
Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature: Héctor Hoyos, Jan. 2015
Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: David Arbesu, Jan. 2016
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry and Prose: Alison Parks Weber, Jan. 2016
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama: Charles Victor Ganelin, Jan. 2017
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature: Daniel Frost, Jan. 2015
Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature: Gina Ann Herrmann, Jan. 2016
Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature: Cristina Ferreira-Pinto Bailey, Jan. 2017
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Women’s Studies in Language and Literature: Pamela Allen Brown, Jan. 2017
Ethnic Studies in Language and Literature: Stephen P. Knadler, Jan. 2016
Popular Culture: David R. Shumway, Jan. 2015
Anthropological Approaches to Literature: Mary Jean Corbett, Jan. 2017
Linguistic Approaches to Literature: Jean-Jacques Thomas, Jan. 2016
Philosophical Approaches to Literature: Michael LeMahieu, Jan. 2017
Psychological Approaches to Literature: Lydia Kerr, Jan. 2015
Literature and Religion: Liam Corley, Jan. 2016
Sociological Approaches to Literature: Imre Szeman, Jan. 2015
Literature and Other Arts: Mary-Grace Albanese, Jan. 2017
Literature and Science: Christy Tidwell, Jan. 2016
Children’s Literature: Joseph Terry Thomas, Jan. 2016
Gay Studies in Language and Literature: Ashley Shelden, Jan. 2015
Disability Studies: Sharon Snyder, Jan. 2015
Postcolonial Studies in Literature and Culture: Ato Quayson, Jan. 2016
Cognitive Approaches to Literature: Lisa Zunshine, Jan. 2015
Italian Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature: Pina Palma, Jan. 2015
Seventeenth-, Eighteenth-, and Nineteenth-Century Italian Literature: Irene Zanini-Cordi, Jan. 2016
Twentieth-Century Italian Literature: Lorenzo Fabbri, Jan. 2017
Language Studies
Language and Society: [seat unfilled pending election report]
Language Theory: Paul Hopper, Jan. 2016
Applied Linguistics: Jessica Greenfield, Jan. 2016
Language Change: T. Craig Christy, Jan. 2017
History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition: John C. Brereton, Jan. 2017
Other Languages and Literatures
African Literatures: Laura Murphy, Jan. 2017
Arabic Literature and Culture: Shaden M. Tageldin, Jan. 2015
East Asian Languages and Literatures to 1900: Shuang Shen, Jan. 2017
East Asian Languages and Literatures after 1900: Ming-Bao Yue, Jan. 2017
Slavic and East European Literatures: Jessie M. Labov, Jan. 2016
Teaching
The Teaching of Language: Johanna Watzinger-Tharp, Jan. 2017
The Teaching of Literature: Mary McAleer Balkun, Jan. 2017
The Teaching of Writing: Bonnie Lenore Kyburz, Jan. 2017
Teaching as a Profession: Christopher John Newfield, Jan. 2017

Special-Interest Delegates

Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing
Lauren M. Bowen, Jan. 2017
Steven H. Shoemaker, Jan. 2016
Continuing and Distance Education
Donna M. Campbell, Jan. 2015
Elizabeth Mathews Losh, Jan. 2017
Creative Writing
David Galef, Jan. 2016
Suzanne Matson, Jan. 2017
Disability Issues
Leigh Gilmore, Jan. 2017
Robin Sandra Grey, Jan. 2015
Ethnic Studies
Patrick S. Bernard, Jan. 2015
Dolan Hubbard, Jan. 2016
Maryse Jayasuriya, Jan. 2017
Dory Nason, Jan. 2015
Channette Romero, Jan. 2017
Karen Shimakawa, Jan. 2017
Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Jan. 2016
[two seats unfilled, Jan. 2015]
Foreign Language Teaching
Sébastien Dubreil, Jan. 2017
Cristina Maria Guardiola, Jan. 2015
Derrick Miller, Jan. 2016
Gays and Lesbians in the Profession
Katherine Biers, Jan. 2016
Héctor Dominguez, Jan. 2017
Graduate Students
Priyanka Jacob, Jan. 2015
Matt Langione, Jan. 2015
Independent Scholars and Alternative Careers
Gabrielle Dean, Jan. 2016
Richard Hardack, Jan. 2017
Patrick Williams, Jan. 2017
Lecturers, Adjuncts, and Instructors
Marion Gehlker, Jan. 2015
Jeongoh Kim, Jan. 2016
Leah Strobel, Jan. 2016
Less-Taught Languages
Christopher E. Larkosh, Jan. 2016
Andrew Schonebaum, Jan. 2015
Rebecca Jane Stanton, Jan. 2017
Politics and the Profession
Nathan Brown, Jan. 2016
Lisa Cacho, Jan. 2016
Salah D. Hassan, Jan. 2017
Debra Ann Moddelmog, Jan. 2015
[one seat unfilled, Jan. 2015]
Retired
Patricia Ann Ward, Jan. 2015
Scholars Residing outside the United States and Canada
Clara Rowland, Jan. 2015
Two-Year Colleges
Ginny Carney, Jan. 2017
David Clemens, Jan. 2016
H. Edward Higginbotham, Jan. 2016
Valerie Holliday, Jan. 2017
Jami L. Huntsinger, Jan. 2015
Amy Sparks Kolker, Jan. 2015
Women in the Profession
Angelika Bammer, Jan. 2017
Monica Feinberg Cohen, Jan. 2015
Basuli Deb, Jan. 2016
Beth Ellen Jörgensen, Jan. 2015
Rachael King, Jan. 2016
Tonya Moutray, Jan. 2015
Rebecca F. Stern, Jan. 2017
Miriam L. Wallace, Jan. 2016

Regional Delegates

New England and Eastern Canada

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont; New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec

Amy Boylan, Jan. 2016
Ute T. Brandes, Jan. 2015
Peter M. Coviello, Jan. 2015
Eda Dedebas Dundar, Jan. 2015
Benjamin Friedlander, Jan. 2016
Antonio Guijarro-Donadiós, Jan. 2017
Irit Ruth Kleiman, Jan. 2017
Heather Klemann, Jan. 2016
Jeremy A. Lopez, Jan. 2017
Cathryn M. Mercier, Jan. 2015
Alex Mueller, Jan. 2017
Stephen David Powell, Jan. 2017
Shawn Christopher Salvant, Jan. 2015
New York State
Emily S. Apter, Jan. 2017
Sara Armengot, Jan. 2015
Lisa Berglund, Jan. 2017
Barbara J. Black, Jan. 2015
Mia Chen, Jan. 2015
Juan E. De Castro, Jan. 2017
Christopher Eng, Jan. 2017
Gregory Foran, Jan. 2017
Christine Henseler, Jan. 2015
William Michael Mudrovic, Jan. 2016
Seth Perlow, Jan. 2016
Nicholas G. Salvato, Jan. 2017
Middle Atlantic

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Chiji Akoma, Jan. 2016
Kristin Bergen, Jan. 2015
Christine Blackshaw, Jan. 2015
Jeannette Brazier, Jan. 2017
Mark Cantrell, Jan. 2015
Margaret Vallone Gardineer, Jan. 2016
Mark Larabee, Jan. 2015
Mirona Magearu, Jan. 2015
Peter Mallios, Jan. 2017
Kyle McAuley, Jan. 2017
Patrick R. O’Malley, Jan. 2017
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Jan. 2017
Heather Steffen, Jan. 2016
Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Elizabeth Berkebile McManus, Jan. 2015
Heather Brown, Jan. 2017
John E. Davidson, Jan. 2016
Larnell Dunkley, Jr., Jan. 2016
Jonathan Elmer, Jan. 2017
Patrick L. Gallagher, Jan. 2016
Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Jan. 2015
Jenelle Grant, Jan. 2017
Todd Herzog, Jan. 2017
Andrea Lyn Knutson, Jan. 2015
Juliet Lynd, Jan. 2016
Jonathan Naito, Jan. 2017
Damaris Punales-Alpizar, Jan. 2015
Cynthia L. Selfe, Jan. 2017
Theresa Tinkle, Jan. 2015
Jacquilyn Weeks, Jan. 2016
Jennifer Willging, Jan. 2015
Heather Willis Allen, Jan. 2016
South

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virgin Islands

Alexandra Campana, Jan. 2015
Shalyn Claggett, Jan. 2017
Susan C. Dixon, Jan. 2015
Jürgen E. Grandt, Jan. 2017
Benjamin Kahan, Jan. 2017
Anna Lillios, Jan. 2017
Audrey Magre-Burba, Jan. 2016
Mary McCay, Jan. 2015
Margaret McGehee, Jan. 2016
Lisa Nalbone, Jan. 2016
Frank A. Palmeri, Jan. 2017
Joshua Phillips, Jan. 2015
Uriel Quesada, Jan. 2015
Mark A. Reid, Jan. 2016
Roopika Risam, Jan. 2015
Jordan Stone, Jan. 2017
Daniel Cross Turner, Jan. 2016
Judson D. Watson III, Jan. 2016
Central and Rocky Mountain

Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Jesse Alemán, Jan. 2016
Mariana Bolivar Rubin, Jan. 2017
Adam Coon, Jan. 2016
Irina Dumitrescu, Jan. 2015
Nathan Grant, Jan. 2017
Emily A. Haddad, Jan. 2016
Lisa Haegele, Jan. 2015
Gina Hausknecht, Jan. 2016
Katie Kane, Jan. 2017
Salvador Mercado, Jan. 2016
Mary Ann O’Farrell, Jan. 2015
Richard Mark Preiss, Jan. 2015
Karen E. Ramirez, Jan. 2016
Delphine Red Shirt, Jan. 2017
[one seat unfilled, Jan. 2015]
Western United States and Western Canada

Alaska, California, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Maria Faini, Jan. 2016
Karen Elizabeth Gross, Jan. 2017
Kevin G. Guerrieri, Jan. 2015
Margaret Hanzimanolis, Jan. 2017
Gillian H. Harkins, Jan. 2015
Jason Herbeck, Jan. 2016
James Kyung-Jin Lee, Jan. 2016
Diana Leong, Jan. 2016
David C. Lloyd, Jan. 2017
Margherita R. Long, Jan. 2015
Christopher M. Lupke, Jan. 2016
Julia Reinhard Lupton, Jan. 2015
Emily McGinn, Jan. 2015
Allison Muri, Jan. 2016
Cheryl Narumi Naruse, Jan. 2016
Natalia Ruiz-Rubio, Jan. 2016
Rosaura Sanchez, Jan. 2017
Erin Sweeney, Jan. 2017
[one seat unfilled, Jan. 2015]

Ex Officio Delegates

The ex officio members of the Delegate Assembly include the officers of the MLA, the members of the Executive Council, the members of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee (DAOC), and the representatives of the regional MLAs.
Officers
President: Margaret W. Ferguson, Jan. 2015
First Vice President: Roland Greene, Jan. 2016 (also ex officio DAOC member)
Second Vice President: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Jan. 2017
Executive Director: Rosemary G. Feal (also ex officio DAOC member)
Members of the Executive Council
Samer M. Ali, Jan. 2016 (also DAOC member)
Barbara K. Altmann, Jan. 2015
Debra Ann Castillo, Jan. 2015
Brian Croxall, Jan. 2018
Alicia M. de la Torre Falzon, Jan. 2017 (also DAOC member)
Gaurav G. Desai, Jan. 2018 (also ex officio DAOC member)
Donald E. Hall, Jan. 2017
María Herrera-Sobek, Jan. 2015
Margaret R. Higonnet, Jan. 2018
Lanisa Kitchiner, Jan. 2016
Lutz Koepnick, Jan. 2016
Paula M. Krebs, Jan. 2017
Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Jan. 2018
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Jan. 2016 (also DAOC member)
Members of the DAOC
Stephanie Louise Kirk, Jan. 2016
Margaret A. Noodin, Jan. 2017
Julie Rak, Jan. 2016
Susan Solomon, Jan. 2017
Jennifer Wicke, Jan. 2015
Representatives of the Regional MLAs
Midwest MLA: David M. Posner
Northeast MLA: Kristin A. Le Veness
Pacific Ancient and Modern Lang. Assn.: Craig Svonkin
Rocky Mountain MLA: Joy B. Landeira
South Atlantic MLA: Renée Schatteman
South Central MLA: Emily D. Johnson

 

 
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