Officers and Committees

Helen Harton
2023 MPA President

MPA Council

Heather M. Claypool – MPA President-Elect (2024 Meeting)
Miami University

Helen Harton – MPA President (2023 Meeting)
University of Northern Iowa

Ed Hirt – MPA Past President (2022 Meeting)
Indiana University

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

Rosalyn Davis– Council Member (2022-2024)
Indiana University Kokomo

Christine Smith – Council Member (2023-2025)
Grand Valley State 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 (2018-2023)
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.

Renée Tobin – Program Moderator (2023 Meeting)
Temple University

Vrinda Kalia – Miami University
(2021-2023)
Jennifer T Stanley, University of Akron
(2022-2024)
Jessica Rohlfing Pryor, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
(2022-2024)
Jiuqing Cheng, University of Northern Iowa
(2022-2024)
BJ Rydell, Indiana University
(2022-2024)
Paige Llyod, Denver University
(2022-2024)
Andy Luttrell, Ball State University
(2022-2024)
Russ Webster, Penn State Abington
(2023-2025)
KatieAnn Skogsberg, Centre College
(2023-2025)
Peter Pierre, University of Wisconsin-Madison
(2023-2025)
Jonathan J Hammersley, Western Illinois University
(2023-2025)

Marcellus M Merritt, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
(2023-2025)
Randy McCarthy, Northern Illinois University
(2023-2025)

 

MPA Fellows and Local Representatives Info

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