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Board Committees

 

STANDING COMMITTEES

Convention Program Committee

Chair: Lisa Pecot-Hebert, University of Southern California, 2020 Convention Program Chair
Vic Costello, Elon University, Vice President for Academic Relations
Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland, Chair 2018-2020 Festival of Media Arts
Nancy Dupont, University of Mississippi, Interest Division Representative
Heather Birks, BEA, Executive Director

Publications Committee

Publications Committee Chair: Stephen Perry, Regent University (2nd year of a 3-year term)
Noah Arceneaux, San Diego State University (1st year, 2nd term)
Phylis Johnson, San Jose State University (3rd year, 1st term)
Patricia Phalen, The George Washington University(2nd year, 2nd term)
Michael Socolow, University of Maine (3rd year, 1st term)
Ex-officio Members: Publishers Representative: Patrick Fallon, Taylor & Francis
Research Committee Chair: Glenda Balas, University of North Texas
BEA Executive Director: Heather Birks
(Members are eligible for two consecutive 3-year terms)
Publication Committee Policy Handbook

Research Committee

Chair: Glenda Balas, University of North Texas (term concludes April 2021)
Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University (immediate past chair)
Dwight Brooks, Hofstra University (1st year, 2nd term)
Nick Bowman, West Virginia University (1st year, 2nd term)
Craig Allen, Arizona State University (3rd year, 2nd term)
Michel Haigh , Texas State University (1st year, 2nd term)
Kenon Brown, University of Alabama (1st year, 2nd term)
Ex-officio Members: Publications Committee Chair: Stephen Perry, Regent University
Publisher’s Representative: Ross Wagenhofer, Routledge
Interest Division Representative: Nancy Dupont, University of Mississippi
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, Festival of Media Arts
Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017 Chair, Festival of Media Arts
Glenn Hubbard, East Carolina University, 2016-2018 Creative Director, Festival of Media Arts
Iveta Imre, University of Mississippi, 2019-2021 Creative Director, 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
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 Dupont, University of Mississippi
Lowell Briggs, York College of Pennsylvania

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Kim Zarkin, Westminster College – Salt Lake City
Lakshmi Tirumala, SUNY Plattsburgh
Nancy Robinson, TV Academy Foundation
Heather Stilwell, Liberty 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)

Vic Costello, Elon University
Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University, 2019 DESA Winner

Finance Committee

Chair: Stacey Irwin, Millersville University
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

Michel Haigh , Texas State University
Greg Pitts, Middle Tennessee State University

BEA CCA Representative

Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Greg Newton, Ohio 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  

BEA On-Location Conference Committee

Kathleen Ryan, University of Colorado, Boulder
Elizabeth Skewes, University of Colorado, Boulder
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Glenda Balas, University of North Texas – Dallas  
Heather Birks, BEA

BEA Latin America

Tony DeMars, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Julian Rodriguez, University of Texas-Arlington
Jose Soto, DePaul University
Fernando José Garcia Moreira, Curso de Rádio e TV – Univap, Brazil
German Oregon, Pontifical Xavierian University

Ad-hoc Graduate Issues Committee

Jeff Wilkinson, University of Toledo
Julia Largent, McPherson College
Julia Sikora, Central Michigan University

BEA Student Media Clubs

Chad Roberts, Stockton University
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Heather Birks, BEA

Revenue Enhancement

Larry Patrick, Patrick Communications
Michael Bruce, University of Alabama
Nancy Robinson, Television Academy Foundation
Heather Birks, BEA