Officers and Committees

Ximena Arriaga
2021 MPA President

MPA Council

Ximena Arriaga – MPA President (2021 Meeting)
Purdue University

Duane Wegener – MPA Past President (2019, Meeting)
The Ohio State University

Ed Hirt – MPA President-Elect (2022 Meeting)
Indiana University

Heather Claypool – Council Member (2019-2021)
Miami University

Tara MacDonald – Council Member (2020-2022)
Queens University

Thomas Redick – Council Member (2021-2023)
Purdue University

For a full list of people elected to serve as MPA Council Members since 2004, click HERE!

Appointed Officers

Michael J. Bernstein – Executive Officer (2018-2020)
Penn State University Abington

Daren Kaiser – Treasurer (2015-2021)
Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne

Lorraine Grogan – Convention Manager (2016-2021) ConferenceDirect®

Allen R. McConnell – Investment Committee Chair
Miami University

Bernard L. Dugoni – Historian
University of Chicago

Program Committee

Members of the MPA Program Committee serve a three year term and have the following duties (approximate timeline is included as well):

(1) Help to develop a list of invited speakers, invited symposia, and moderators within your area of programming (TIMELINE: Summer)
(2) Review submissions in their program area along with their partner on the committee. Typical reviewing loads are between 100 and 200 submissions. Resolve discrepancies between you and team mates. (TIMELINE: a very busy 2 weeks in the middle of November).
(3) Attend the December Programming meeting in Chicago (paid for by MPA usually on the first Saturday of the month) and spend the day (8am-3pm) building the sessions for the program. This is a MUST attend meeting.

The committee is as follows.

Heather Claypool – Program Moderator (2021 Meeting)
Miami University

Amanda Dykema-Engblade – Northeastern University
Shira Gabriel – State University of New York Buffalo
Verena Graupmann – DePaul University
Marie Nebel-Schwalm – Illinois Wesleyan University
Thomas Redick – Purdue University
Jim Wirth – The Ohio State University at Newark
Amy Brunell – The Ohio State University
Christine Smith – Grand Valley State University
Sarah Schoppe Sullivan – The Ohio State University
Justin Yates – Northern Kentucky University
Beth Ann Rice – Slippery Rock University
Vrinda Kalia – Miami University

MPA Fellows and Local Representatives Info

Looking for information about becoming an MPA Fellow and who MPA Fellows are or who your local representative is? We moved that info to it’s own pages! Click the About tab to find those pages in the drop down or click HERE or MPA Fellow page and HERE for MPA Local Representative page.