MAGS Committees

2023-2024


Executive Committee

  • Carrianne Hayslett, Marquette University, MAGS Chair
  • Nicole Lounsbery, South Dakota State University, MAGS Chair-Elect
  • Taunya Plater, Creighton University, MAGS Member-at-Large
  • Jennifer Ziegler, Gray Decision Intelligence, Inc., MAGS Treasurer
  • Noelle Selkow, Illinois State University, MAGS Secretary
  • Kerry Wilks, Northern Illinois University, MAGS Past-Chair
  • 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

  • Claudia Petrescu, Kansas State University – Chair (2025)
  • Brad Swanson, Central Michigan University (2024)
  • Tabitha (Tam) Hardy, IUPUI (2025)
  • Alexis Thompson, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (2026)
  • Wade Tornquist, Eastern Michigan University (2026)
  • Angela Pool-Funai, Fort Hays State University (2026)
  • Jennifer Ziegler, MAGS Treasurer, Executive Committee Liaison

Communications Committee

  • Nyree McDonald, University of Notre Dame (2024) – Co-chair
  • Linda Cresap, Minot State University (2026) – Co-Chair
  • Theresa Christenson-Caballero, University of Illinois (2024)
  • Trista Bergerud, Grand Valley State University (2025)
  • Samantha “Sam” Hirschman, Iowa State University (2025)
  • Les Mackey, Fort Hays State University (2026)
  • Noelle Selkow, Illinois State University, MAGS Secretary, Executive Committee Liaison

Distinguished Master’s Thesis Committee

  • Matt Page, Ohio State University, (2024)
  • Malia Roberts, Western Michigan University (2024)
  • Heloise Anne Pereira, University of Oklahoma (2026)
  • Felicia C. Echols, Saint Louis University (2024)
  • Lisa Eckert, Northern Michigan University (2025)
  • Natalie Robinson, Iowa State (2025)
  • Taunya Plater, Creighton University, Member at Large, Executive Committee Liaison

Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education Award Committee

  • Devi Prasad V. Potluri, Chicago State University (2024) – Co-chair
  • Maggie Nettesheim-Hoffmann, Marquette University (2025) – Co-Chair
  • Julie Rojewski, Michigan State University (2024)
  • Meredith Thomsen, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (2025)
  • Ben Linzy, Marquette University (2025)
  • Amy Tucker, University of Oklahoma HSC (2026)
  • Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, University of Northern Iowa (2026)
  • Juan Casas, University of Nebraska, Omaha (2026)
  • Carrianne Hayslett, Marquette University, MAGS Chair, Executive Committee Liaison

Excellence in Teaching Award Committee

  • Ilir Miteza, University of Michigan – Dearborn (2024) – Chair
  • Jenna Alsteen, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2023)
  • Coleen Pugh, Wichita State University, (2024)
  • Kristen Kponyoh, South Dakota State University (2025)
  • Carissa Hoelscher, Missouri State University (2026)
  • Sarah Beal, Kent State University (2026)
  • Kerry Wilks, Past-Chair, Executive Committee Liaison

Membership Committee

  • Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Saint Louis University (2024) – Co-chair
  • Erin Fox, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (2026) – Co-chair
  • Trista Wdziekonski, University of Michigan-Dearborn (2024)
  • Phillip Powell, Trinity Christian College, (2025)
  • Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, Wayne State (2026)
  • Jennifer Ziegler, MAGS Treasurer, Executive Committee Liaison

Nominating Committee

  • Kerry Wilks, Northern Illinois University, Past-Chair

Three-Minute Thesis Committee

  • Stephen Dilks, UMKC (2026) – Co-Chair
  • Sarah Huffman, Iowa State University (2025) – Co-Chair
  • Shu Schiller, Wright State University (2024) – Co-Chair
  • Emily Forestieri, Loyola University Chicago (2025)
  • Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Saint Louis University (2024)
  • Janelle Taylor, Northern Michigan University (2025)
  • Lisa Kelly, University of Iowa (2025)
  • Meggan Davison, Miami University (2026)
  • Megan Miller, Kansas State University (2026)
  • Maura Dooley, John Carroll University (2026)
  • Nicole Lounsbery, South Dakota State University, MAGS Chair-Elect, Executive Committee Liaison

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.