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Board Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES

Convention Program Committee

Chair: Jennifer Meadows, California State University – Chico, 2018 Convention Program Chair
Greg Luft, Colorado State University, Vice President for Academic Relations
Marilyn Terzic, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2019 Convention Program Chair
Sara Magee, 2018-2020 Chair of the Festival of Media Arts
Micheal McAlexander, California State University – Fullerton
Heather Birks, BEA, Executive Director

Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA)

Greg Luft, Colorado State University

Joe Misiewicz, Ball State University, 2017 DESA Winner

Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee also selects the Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Recipient
Chair: Susan Brinson, Auburn University (term concludes April 2018)
Patricia Phalen, The George Washington University (3rd year, 1st term)
Ann Hollifield, University of Georgia (2nd year, 1st term)
Noah Arceneaux,  San Diego State University (2nd year, 1st term)
Phylis Johnson, San Jose State University (1st year, 1st term)
Stephen Perry, Regent University (1st year, 1st term)
Michael Socolow, University of Maine (1st year, 1st term)
Ex-officio Members:
Publishers Representative: Patrick Fallon, Taylor & Francis
Research Committee Chair: Louise M. Benjamin, Kansas State University
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks
(Members are eligible for two consecutive 3-year terms)

Publication Committee Policy Handbook

Research Committee

Chair: Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University (term concludes April 2018)
Robert Avery, University of Utah (immediate past chair)
Rebecca Lind, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015 Research Symposium Chair (3rd year, 2nd term)
Andrew Billings, University of Alabama (3rd year, 2nd term)
Craig Allen, Arizona State University (2nd year, 1st term)
Glenda Balas, University of North Texas (2nd year, 1st term)
Ex-officio Members:
Publications Committee Chair: Susan Brinson, Auburn University
Publisher’s Representative: Ross Wagenhofer, Routledge
Interest Division Representative: Micheal McAlexander, California State University – Fullerton
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks
(Members are eligible for two consecutive 3-year terms)

Research Committee Bylaws

Festival Committee

Chair: Sara Magee, Loyola University, Maryland, 2018-2020 Chair of the Festival of Media Arts
Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017 Chair of the Festival of Media Arts
Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University, 2012-2014 Chair of the Festival of Media Arts
Glenn Hubbard, East Carolina University, 2016-2018 Creative Director for the Festival of Media Arts
Steve Anderson, James Madison University
Robert Avery, University of Utah
Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University
Joe Foote, University of Oklahoma
Rustin Greene, James Madison University
Evan Johnson, Normandale Community College
Thomas McHardy, James Madison University
John Woody, James Madison University
Ex-officio Members:
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks

Festival Committee Bylaws

Festival Advisory Committee

Chair: Scott Hodgson, University of Oklahoma
Steve Anderson, James Madison University
Lou Benjamin, Kansas State University
Vic Costello, Elon University
Nancy MacKenzie Dupont, University of Mississippi
Warren Koch, Azusa Pacific University

Scholarship Committee

Chair: Peter Orlik, Central Michigan University
Marianne Barrett, Arizona State University
Marilou Johnson, James Madison University
Gene Manning, Manning Broadcasting Inc.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Kim Zarkin, Westminster College – Salt Lake City
Jen Meadows, California State University, Chico
Ed Youngblood, Auburn University
Heather Stillwell, California Baptist University
Nancy Robinson, TV Academy Foundation

Finance Committee

Chair: Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Suzy Smith, Ball State University
Mark Fratrik, BIA/Kelsey

ACEJMC BEA Representatives

Joe Foote, University of Oklahoma
Doug Boyd, University of Kentucky

Council of Past Presidents

Chair, Immediate Past President: Augie Grant, University of South Carolina
John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University
Barry D. Umansky, Ball State University
Mary C. Schaffer, California State University – Northridge
Greg Newton, Ohio University
Sam Sauls, Susquehanna University
Max Utsler, University of Kansas
Glenda Williams, University of Alabama
Mark Tolstedt, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
David Byland, University of Alabama
Joe Misiewicz, Indiana Broadcasters Association
Steve Anderson, James Madison University
Alan Albarran, University of North Texas
Jannette Dates, Howard University
Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
Suzanne Williams-Rautiola, Trinity University
Don Godfrey, Arizona State University, Emeritus
Norm Medoff, Northern Arizona University
Roger Hadley, Oklahoma Baptist University
Norm Pattiz, Westwood One, Inc.
Joe Foote, University of Oklahoma
Lynne Gross, California State University, Fullerton
Ray Carroll, Emeritus
Larry Lichty, Emeritus
Chris Sterling, George Washington University
Ken Harwood, Emeritus
Ex-Officio Members:
BEA President: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks, Executive Director

 

Committee Bylaws

BEA CCA Representative

BEA President: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
BEA Vice President for Academic Relations: Greg Luft, Colorado State University
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks

PRESIDENT APPOINTED COMMITTEES

Membership Committee

Chair: Greg Luft, Colorado State University
Suzy Smith, Ball State University
Thomas McDonnell, Metropolitan Community College

Communication Committee

Kim Fox, American University in Cairo
Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

Research Enhancement Committee

Max Grubb, Youngstown State University
Andy Curran, University of Cincinnati – Clermont College

Governance Committee

Chair: Vic Costello, Elon University
Christine H. Merritt, Ohio Association of Broadcasters
Micheal McAlexander, California State University – Fullerton
Glenda Balas, University of North Texas – Dallas
Glenda Cantrell, University of Alabama

BEA On-Location Conference Committee

Stacey Irwin, Millersville University
Thom Baggerman, Point Park University

 

BEA Latin America

Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas-Arlington
Jose Soto, DePaul University
Fernando Jose Mirmereira
German Oregon, Pontifical Xavierian University

Ad-hoc Graduate Issues Committee

Jeff Wilkinson, University of Toledo

Julia Largent, Bowling Green State University

Julia Sikora, Central Michigan University

Student Organizations

Greg Bray, SUNY – New Paltz
Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Heather Birks, BEA

Revenue Enhancement

Augie Grant, University of South Carolina
Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Heather Birks, BEA