Board of Directors


Phyllis Baker, 
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

President-Elect / 2018 Program Chair
Marlynn May, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Immediate Past President / ASA Representative
Deb White, Minnesota State University Moorhead

Lee Miller, 
Sam Houston State University

Tim Pippert, Augsburg University

Geoff Harkness, 
Rhode Island College

President-Elect-Elect* / 2019 Program Chair
Tom Gerschick, 
Illinois State University


At-large Director [2016-18]
Ted Thornhill, 
Florida Gulf Coast University

Illinois Director [2015-18]
Diane Rodgers, 
Northern Illinois University

Iowa Director [2017-20]
Patrick Archer, 
St. Ambrose University

Kansas Director [2017-20]
Jennifer Pearson, 
Wichita State University

Minnesota Director [2015-18]
Sheryl Grana, 
University of Minnesota – Duluth

Missouri Director [2017-20]
Joan Hermsen, 
University of Missouri

Nebraska Director [2016-19]
Megan Nielsen, 
Midland University

North & South Dakota Director [2016-19]
Pamela Emanuelson, 
North Dakota State University

Wisconsin Director [2016-19]
Akiko Yoshida, 
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Student Directors
Jessica Hausauer, Syracuse University [2015-18]
Meggan Lee, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [2016-19]
Julia Mendes, Loyola University, Chicago [2017-20]

Appointed Positions

Media Editor (to include The Midwest Sociologist)
Matt Reid, 
Western Michigan University

Editor(s) of The Sociological Quarterly
Peter Hall, Colorado State University
Mike Lacy, Colorado State University
N. Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University

Director of Exhibits / Advertising
Eve Blobaum, Johnson County Community College

Annual Meeting Committee Chair
Laurie Linhart, Des Moines Area Community College

Local Arrangements Chair
Hui Wilcox, St. Catherine University

Long Range Planning Committee Chair
Diane Pike, Augsburg University

Publications Committee Chair
Brian Donovan, University of Kansas

Executive Director
Jennifer Talarico, Midwest Sociological Society



*The President Elect-Elect is not formally a member of the Board until they become President-Elect.