MAGS Committees

2022-2023


Executive Committee

  • Ranjit Koodali, Western Kentucky University, Past-Chair
  • Kerry Wilks, Northern Illinois University, Chair
  • Carrianne Hayslett, Marquette University, Chair-Elect
  • Nicole Lounsbery, South Dakota State University, Member-at-Large
  • Jennifer Ziegler, Gray Associates, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
  • Karen McGarvey, Conference Coordinator, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Ex Officio
  • Milandrie Wakim, Conference Coordinator, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Ex Officio

Budget and Finance Committee

  • Raquel Arouca, University of Missouri-Columbia, Chair (2025)
  • Brad Swanson, Central Michigan University (2024)
  • Tabitha Hardy, IUPUI, (2025)
  • Claudia Petrescu, Kansas State University (2025)
  • Jennifer Ziegler, MAGS Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee Liaison

Communications Committee

  • Nyree McDonald, University of Notre Dame, Chair (2024)
  • Theresa Christenson-Caballero, University of Illinois (2024)
  • John Lowery, University of Notre Dame (2024)
  • Trista Bergerud, Grand Valley State University (2025)
  • Samantha “Sam” Hirschman, Iowa State University (2025)
  • Nicole Lounsbery, South Dakota State University, Executive Committee Liaison

Distinguished Master’s Thesis Committee

  • Pieter deHart, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Chair (2023)
  • Steven Varga, University of Iowa (2023)
  • Felicia C. Echols, Saint Louis University (2024)
  • Matt Page, Ohio State University, (2024)
  • Malia Roberts, Western Michigan University (2024)
  • Lisa Eckert, Northern Michigan University (2025)
  • Natalie Robinson, Iowa State (2025)
  • Ranjit Koodali, Western Kentucky University, Executive Committee Liaison

Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education Award Committee

  • Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Chicago State University, Chair, (2024)
  • Susan Pocotte, University of Toledo (2024)
  • Julie Rojewski, Michigan State University (2024)
  • Meredith Thomsen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (2025)
  • Maggie Nettesheim-Hoffmann, Marquette University (2025)
  • Ben Linzy, Marquette University/Humanities Without Walls (2025)
  • Nicole Lounsbery, South Dakota State University, Executive Committee Liaison

Excellence in Teaching Award Committee

  • Ilir Miteza, University of Michigan – Dearborn, Chair (2024)
  • Jenna Alsteen, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2023)
  • Lissa Behm-Morawitz, University of Missouri (2023)
  • Megan Miller, Kansas State University (2023)
  • Noelle Selkow, Illinois State University (2023)
  • Jennifer Waldron, Bowling Green State University (2023)
  • Coleen Pugh, Wichita State University, (2024)
  • Kristen Kponyoh, South Dakota State University (2025)
  • Kerry Wilks, Northern Illinois University, Executive Committee Liaison

Membership Committee

  • Taunya Plater, Creighton University, Chair (2025)
  • Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Saint Louis University (2024)
  • Trista Wdziekonski, University of Michigan-Dearborn (2024)
  • Phillip Powell, Trinity Christian College, (2025)
  • Jennifer Ziegler, MAGS Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee Liaison

Nominating Committee

  • Ranjit Koodali, Western Kentucky University, Past-Chair

Three-Minute Thesis Committee

  • Diane C. Helmick, University of Dayton, Chair (2024)
  • Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Saint Louis University (2024)
  • Sarah Huffman, Iowa State University (2025)
  • Emily Forestieri, Loyola University Chicago (2025)
  • Janelle Taylor, Northern Michigan University (2025)
  • Lisa Kelly, University of Iowa (2025)
  • Carrianne Hayslett, Marquette University, Executive Committee Liaison

2023 Conference Committee (Ad-hoc)

  • Carrianne Hayslett, Marquette University, Chair (2023)
  • Suzanne McBride, Columbia College (2023)
  • Noelle Selkow, Illinois State University (2023)

Note: The year-end date is indicated in the parenthesis. The terms end in April. In most cases, committee members serve a three-year term.