Officers

The American Literature Society is presided over by an advisory council. Six of its members are elected directly by the general membership, two each year for staggered three-year terms. One of the elected council members in the last year of his or her term is elected chair each year. The advisory council also includes the executive coordinator, who is appointed by the chair and approved by the advisory council. The chair appoints, for various terms, the members of the Hubbell Award Committee, as well as the members of the advisory council’s nominating subcommittee and any ad hoc committees that may be needed to carry out the organization’s work.

Officers 2018

Chair:  Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut

Ex Officio:  Claudia Stokes, Trinity University

Executive Coordinator:  Derrick R. Spires, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa (2016-2018)

Marci McMahon, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2017-2019)

Laura Mielke, University of Kansas (2017-2019)

Katy Chiles, University of Tennessee (2018-2020

Yogita Goyal, UCLA (2018-2020)


Officers 2017

Chair: Claudia Stokes, Trinity University

Ex Officio:  Elizabeth Duquette, Gettysburg College

Executive Coordinator:  Derrick R. Spires, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia (2015-2017)

Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut (2016-2018)

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa (2016-2018)

Marci McMahon, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (2017-2019)

Laura Mielke, University of Kansas (2017-2019)

ALS STANDING COMMITTEES:

Nominating Committee:

Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia,  Chair

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa

Derrick R. Spires, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Hubbell Award Committee:

John Ernest (University of Delaware) – Chair for 2017

Trudier Harris (University of Alabama)

Susan M. Griffin (University of Louisville)

Jay Watson (University of Mississippi)

Philip Gura (UNC Chapel Hill)


 

Officers 2016

Chair: Elizabeth Duquette, Gettysburg College

Ex Officio:  Carrie Tirado Bramen, SUNY Buffalo

Executive Coordinators:  Andreá Williams, The Ohio State University; Derrick Spires, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

2016 ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Hsuan Hsu, University of California – Davis (2014-2016)

Anna Brickhouse, University of Virginia (2015-2017)

Claudia Stokes, Trinity University (2015-2017)

Anna Mae Duane, University of Connecticut (2016-2018)

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa (2016-2018)