Board Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES

Convention Program Committee

Chair: Christine Taylor, Butler University , 2017 Convention Program Chair
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama, Vice President for Academic Relations
Jennifer Meddows, California State University – Chico
Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017 Chair of the Festival of Media Arts
Micheal McAlexander, California State University – Fullerton
Heather Birks, BEA, Executive Director

Distinguished Education Service Award (DESA)

Michael Bruce, University of Alabama

Linda Bathgate, Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016 DESA Winner

Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee also selects the Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Recipient
Chair: Susan Brinson, Auburn University (term concludes April 2018)
Alan Albarran, University of North Texas (3rd year, 1st term)
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)
Stephen Perry, Regent University (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: 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
Jason Balas, University of North Texas, 2012-2014 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
Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Thomas McHardy, James Madison University
Pam D. Tran, University of Alabama
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.

Finance Committee

Chair: Greg Luft, Colorado State University

Dennis Lyle, Illinois Broadcasters Association

Suzy Smith, Ball State University

Augie Grant, University of South Carolina

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: Augie Grant, University of South Carolina
BEA Vice President for Academic Relations: Michael Bruce, University of Alabama+
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Jen Meadows, California State University, Chico

Kim Zarkin, Westminster College – Salt Lake City

Ed Youngblood, Auburn University

Heather Stillwell, California Baptist University

PRESIDENT APPOINTED COMMITTEES

Advisory Board of Industry Professionals Committee

Patti Cohen, CBS

Keith Friedenberg, WME/IMG

Ric Harris, NBCUniversal

Liz Huszarik, Warner Bros

Dennis Lyle, Illinois Broadcasters Association

Christine Merritt, Ohio Association of Broadcasters

Heidi Raphael, Greater Media

Deborah Parenti, Radio Ink

Bruce Rosenblum, retired WB

Stacy Schulman, Katz Media Group

Howard Shimmel, Turner Broadcasting

Michael Spiesman, Heartland Media LLC

Membership Committee

Chair: Augie Grant, University of South Carolina
Deborah Wilson, University of Lincoln
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Gregory Bray, SUNY, New Paltz
George Daniels, University of Alabama
David Deeley, University of North Florida
Vic Costello, Elon University

Communication Committee

Kim Fox, American University in Cairo
Stacey Irwin, Millersville University
Steve Anderson, James Madison University

Research Enhancement Committee

John Allen Hendricks, Stephen F. Austin State University

By-laws and Board Policy Handbook Committee

Chris Merritt, Ohio Association of Broadcasters

Vic Costello, Elon University

Ad-hoc Super-Regional Conference

Vic Costello, Elon University

Laura Smith, University of South Carolina

Augie Grant, University of South Carolina

Ad-hoc Convention Committee

Christine Taylor, Butler University

J-D Boyle, BEA

Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland

Alan Albarran, University of North Texas

Stacey Irwin, Millersville University

Ad-hoc HBCU Membership

Donna Gough, Claflin University, Chair

Patrick Stearns, Claflin University

Bianca Crawford, Claflin University

Nancy Robinson, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Chetachi Egwu, University of Maryland University College

Toniesha Taylor, Prairie View A&M University

Fanisia Bundage, Prairie View A&M University, Student

Symphony Webb, Prairie View A&M University, Student

Michele DeSalle, Prairie View A&M University

George Chun Han Wang, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Winston Mitchell, College of the Bahamas

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

Kim Zarkin – Westminster College – Salt Lake City

Heather Birks, BEA