MMLA Leadership

The Midwest Modern Language Association is governed by an Executive Committee and administered by faculty, staff, and students at Loyola University Chicago.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee governs the association, determining all policies and approving the association's annual budget. In addition, Executive Committee members serve on two subcommittees:  the Program Committee oversees the annual convention program, and the Editorial Committee oversees the publication of JMMLA. Members of the Executive Committee serve three-year terms; elections occur immediately after each annual convention.  For a more detailed description of the governing structure, including elections, term limits, and responsibilities of Executive Committee members, please see the MMLA's bylaws

The current Executive Committee includes the following individuals:
Nathan Jung, University of Wisconsin-Madison President; Program Committee
Joe Keener, Indiana University Kokomo Vice President; Program Committee
Gaywyn Moore, Santa Clara University Treasurer; Editorial Committee
Olga Bezhanova, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Editorial Committee
Darío Sánchez-González, Gustavus Adolphus College Program Committee
Esther Teixeira, Texas Christian University Program Committee
Eric Wistrom, United States Naval Academy Editorial Committee
Krislyn Zhorne, Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium

Administrative Team

The administrative functions of the MMLA are carried out by an Executive Director, a Graduate Assistant, a Program Manager, and an Undergraduate Intern. The MMLA's headquarters are located in Chicago, Illinois, on the campus of Loyola University Chicago, which is the MMLA's institutional host.  The MMLA's current administrative staff are the following Loyola faculty, staff, and students:

Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago Executive Director
Annette LePique, Loyola University Chicago Program Manager
Krislyn Zhorne, Loyola University Chicago Program and Editorial Fellow
Noah Reese-Clauson, Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Intern