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Membership Development Committee


To represent the interests of various membership groups, including, but not limited to, alumni, diverse membership groups, English Education students, international chapters, and virtual chapters. To determine the scope of the role of alumni in the Society and to oversee the Alumni Epsilon Chapter. To recommend material and programming at conventions, in Society publications, on the website, and/or in social media which will increase and enhance membership by addressing the needs of various membership groups. To decide what English Education specific content to include in Society publications, at conventions, and/or on the website. To establish contact with and encourage the development of international chapters. To assess the feasibility of virtual chapters.


Lexey Bartlett (Fall 2014, English Education Strand Leader)

Ericka Hoagland (Spring 2015)

Traci Thomas-Card (Alumni Strand Leader)

Board Members
Kevin Brown Lee University, (Virtual Chapters Strand Leader)
Robert Durborow Northern Kentucky Univeristy
Timothy Helwig Western Illinois University (Diversity Strand Leader)
Gloria J. Hochstein University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (ex officio)
Andrea Ivanov-Craig Azusa Pacific University (International Strand Leader)
Diane Steinberg The College of New Jersey
Non-Board Members
Janine Brooks University of Nebraska Omaha
Deborah Dessaso Alumni Epsilon
Patricia Harkins-Pierre University of the Virgin Islands
Kathy Nixon American University of Kuwait
Austin Payne Alumni Epsilon
Allison Sanderson University of the Southern Caribbean
Lillian Schanfield Barry University
Caitlin Yimet Alumni Epsilon
Elfi Gabriel
Deb Seyler
Dave Wendelin