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Board Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES

Convention Program Committee

 

 

Chair: Marilyn Terzic, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2019 Convention Program Chair
Vic Costello, Elon University, Vice President for Academic Relations
Lisa Pecot-Hebert, University of Southern California, 2020 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

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee also selects the Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Recipient

Publications Committee Chair: Stephen Perry, Regent University
Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University (3rd year, 1st term)
Ann Hollifield, University of Georgia (3rd year, 1st term)
Phylis Johnson, San Jose State University (2nd year, 1st term)
Patricia Phalen, The George Washington University(1st year, 2nd term)
Michael Socolow, University of Maine (2nd 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
Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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

Click here for more information on the D&I Committee’s current projects and awards.
Bylaws

 

Scholarship Committee

 

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

Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA)

Greg Luft, Colorado State University

Joe Misiewicz, Ball State University, 2017 DESA Winner

Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

Finance Committee

 

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

Council of Past Presidents

Any individual who has held the position of BEA President is a members of the council

Chair, Immediate Past President: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama

View full list of BEA’s Past Presidents

Committee Bylaws

ACEJMC BEA Representatives

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

BEA CCA Representative

BEA President: Greg Luft, Colorado State University
BEA Vice President for Academic Relations: Vic Costello, Elon Unviersity
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