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Association of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Board and Presidents

The Board and Presidents

Board
of Directors

2016-2017 AIS Board of Directors


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President (10/16-10/18): 
James Welch IV
Associate Professor of History
Chair, Division of Social Sciences and Business
Davis Hall, room 119a
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
1727 W. Alabama Ave.
Chickasha, OK 73018
jwelch@usao.edu


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Past President (10/16-10/18):  
Machiel Keestra
Assistant Professor, Natural and Social Sciences Program and Interdisciplinary Honors Program 
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
m.keestra@uva.nl
www.uva.nl/en/profile/m.keestra

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Vice-president, relations (10/16-10/17): 
Tanya Augsburg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Humanities and Creative Arts
School of Humanities and Liberal Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
tanya@sfsu.edu

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Vice-president, development (10/16-10/17) and 
Director of information technology (10/15-10/17): 
Jennifer J. Dellner
Professor, English and Literature
Ocean County College 
Toms River, NJ 08754
jdellner@ocean.edu
jjdellner@mac.com (preferred)

                  At-large members:
Robin DeRose

(10/16-10/18):  
Dr. Robin DeRosa

Director, Interdisciplinary Studies
Plymouth State University
17 High Street - MSC 51
Plymouth, NH 03264
rderosa@plymouth.edu
www.robinderosa.net


Paul Hirsch

(10/16-10/18): 
Paul Hirsch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental Studies
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, NY 13210
pahirsch@esf.edu

 Khadijah O. Miller(10/15-10/17): 
Dr. Khadijah O. Miller

Associate Professor/Chair - Department of History & Interdisciplinary Studies
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA 23504
komiller@nsu.edu
 

 

Heidi Upton

 

(10/15-10/17): 
Dr. Heidi Upton

Associate Professor - Institute for Core Studies, Discover New York
St. John's College
Jamaica, NY 11439
uptonh@stjohns.edu

                  Ex-Officio members:
Bill Newell

Executive Director Emeritus: 
Bill Newell
Emeritus Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies 
Western Program 
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056


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Conference liaison: 
Roslyn Abt Schindler
Associate Professor of German, 
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
roslyn.schindler@wayne.edu

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IIS Co-editor:
P. Sven Arvidson
Director and Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Associate Appointment, Philosophy
Senior Fellow, Center for Faculty Development

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
arvidson@seattleu.edu

 
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IIS Co-editor:
Gretchen Schulz
Professor Emerita, English/Humanities 
Oxford College of Emory University
100 Hamill St., Oxford, GA 30054
gschulz@emory.edu
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Executive Director, Alpha Iota Sigma:
Marcus N. Tanner, Ph.D., LMFTA
Program Director - Integrative Studies

Texas Tech University - University Studies, Room 164B
2515 15 St., P.O. Box 41006
Lubbock, TX 79409-1006
marcus.tanner@ttu.edu

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Business Manager: 
Scott L. Crabill
Associate Professor
Department of Communication and Journalism
Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
slcrabil@oakland.edu

Board
Directory
NamePhoneFaxHome Or CellE-Mail
Arvidson, P. Sven206-296-5470
Augsburg, Tanya(415) 405-2673(415) 338-6930 
Carmichael, Tami   tami.carmichael@und.edu 
Crabill, Scott L.   
Dellner, Jennifer   
DeRosa, Robin
Hirsch, Paul
Keestra, Machiel+31.20 525 5507+31.20 525 5505 
Miller, Khadijah O.   komiller@nsu.edu
Schindler, Roslyn(313) 577-3002 (248) 541-7218
Schulz, Gretchen  (770) 784-8269
Tanner, Marcus   marcus.tanner@ttu.edu
Upton, Heidi   
Welch IV, James   
Presidents
Chronological Listing of Presidents of The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies:
  • 2016-18: James Welch IV (Associate Professor of History, Chair - Division of Social Sciences and Business, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma)
  • 2014-16: Machiel Keestra (Assistant Professor of Natural and Social Sciences Program and Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam)
  • 2011-13: Rick Szostak (Economics, University of Alberta)
  • 2009-11: Karen Moranski (Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, University of Illinois at Springfield)
  • 2007-09: Pauline Gagnon (Chair of Mass Communications and Theatre and Professor of Theatre, University of West Georgia)
  • 2005-07: Don Stowe (Interdisciplinary Studies, College of HRSM, University of South Carolina)
  • 2003-05: Cheryl Jacobsen (Vice President for Academic Affairs, Loras College)
  • 2001-03: Carolyn Haynes (Honors Program, Miami University)
  • 1999-2001: Joan Fiscella (Library, University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • 1997-99: Roz Schindler (Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Wayne State University)
  • 1995-97: Constance Ramirez (Academic Affairs, English, Duquesne University)
  • 1993-95: Stephen Gottlieb (English, Quinnipiac College)
  • 1991-93: Slobodan Petrovich (Psychology, IDS, Interprofessional, University of Maryland at Baltimore)
  • 1990-91: Nelson Bingham (Psychology, Earlham College)
  • 1989-90: Michael Field (English, Honors, Faculty Development, Bemidji State University)
  • 1988-89: Anne Brooks (Humanities, Eastern Kentucky University)
  • 1987-88: Julie Thompson Klein (Humanities, IDS Program, Wayne State University)
  • 1986-87: Beth Casey (General Education/Special Prog., Bowling Green State University)
  • 1985-86: Raymond C. Miller (Social Science, San Francisco State University)
  • 1984-85: Thomas L. Benson (President, Green Mountain State College)
  • 1983-84: Thomas R. Murray (Center for Bio-Medical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University)
  • 1981-83: Forrest Armstrong (Dean, Grand Valley State College)
  • 1980-81: Barb Hursh (Associate Provost, Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University)
  • 1979-80: William H. Newell (School of IDS, Miami University)
Boards 1980 -
Present

 

YearPresident
President-Elect
VP-1**VP-2At-LargeIssuesEditorOther***Secretary-Treas**** 
1980
Newell PetraVonBlumeHursh  Stevens 
1981
HurshArmstrongHahnMurrayPetr, VonBlum  Stevens 
1982-83
ArmstrongHahnHaasWeaveBinder, Petr   Wadsworth
1984
MurrayBensonCaseyHettlingerMiller, Petr, Klein   Newell
1985
BensonMillerCaseyLaFleurKlein, Petr   Newell
1986
MillerLaFleurKleinBrooks, Field    Newell
1987
CaseyKleinBrooks Bingham, Kleiner, Schumacher, Field   Newell
1988
KleinBrooksBrooksBinghamField, Schumacher, Beckwith, Kleiner  Newell 
1989
BrooksFieldBeckwithSchumacherMaloney, Gottlieb, Petrovich  Newell
1990
FieldBinghamPetrovichSchumacherMaloney, Gottlieb, BeckwithBailis Newell
1991
BinghamPetrovichRamirezSchumacher

Maloney. Gottlieb, Beckwith

Bailis Newell
1992
PetrovichGottliebRamirezFiscellaDouglas, Maloney, LewinBailis Newell
1993
PetrovichGottliebRamirezFiscellaO'Neill, Douglas, CarpBailis Newell
1994
GottliebRamirezSchindlerFiscellaCarp, O'Neill, DouglasBailis Newell
1995
GottliebRamirezSchindlerFiscellaMaloney, Carp, O'NeillBailis Newell
1996
Ramirez SchindlerFiscellaMaloney, Sebberson, O'Neill, CarpBailis Newell
1997
RamirezSchindlerFieldFiscellaSquire, Haynes, Maloney, SebbersonBailis Newell
1998
SchindlerFiscellaHaynesSquireJacobsen, Seabury, Wentworth, SebbersonBailis Newell 
1999
SchindlerFiscellaHaynesSquireJacobsen, Seabury, Wentworth, SebbersonBailis  Newell
2000
Fiscella HaynesWenworthJacobsen, Seabury, Navakas, CogdillSebberson Newell 
2001
Fiscella HaynesJacobsenStowe, Navakas, Cogdill, SzostakWentworth, Sebberson  Newell
2002
Haynes SeaburyJacobsenStowe, Szostak, Navakas, CogdillWentworth, Sebberson  Newell
2003
HaynesJacobsenSeaburyStoweNavakas, Cogdill, Szostak, GagnonWentworth, Sebberson Newell 
2004
Jacobsen SeaburyStoweNavakas, Chin, Szostak, GagnonHenry, Schindler  Newell
2005
JacobsentStoweSeaburySzostakChin, Gagnon, Henry, MoranskiFiscella, NavakasDeZure Newell
2006
Stowe GagnonSzostakHenry, Moranski, Schindler, HallFiscella, NavakasDeZureNewell 
2007
StoweGagnonHenryMoranskiSchindler, Hall, Augsburg, RepkoFiscella, NavakasDeZure Newell
2008
Gagnon HenryMoranskiHall, Repko, Augsburg, SzostakFiscella, NavakasSchindler Newell
2009
GagnonMoranskiHenryRepkoAugsburg, Welch, Hall, SzostakFiscella, Navakas

Schindler, Schulz

 Newell
2010
Moranski HenryRepkoAugsburg, Welch, Hall, Szostak 

Schindler, Schulz

 Newell
2011
MoranskiSzostakHenryAugsburgHall, Keestra, Welch, Whipps 

Schindler, Schulz, Dellner

 Newell
2012
Szostak WelchAugsburgCrabill, Keestra, Lichtenstein, McMurtry 

Schindler, Schulz, Dellner

Newell
2013
        
2014
SzostakKeestra  Lichtenstein, McMurtry, Tanner,Schulz, Gagnon   Newell
2015
Keestra WelchAugsburgCarmichael, Lichtenstein, McCormack, TannerSchulz, DreyfussSchindler, Crabill Newell
2016KeestraWelchDellnerAugsburgCarmichael, Miller, Tanner, UptonSchulz, Dreyfuss  Newell
2017WelchDellnerAugsburgDeRosa, Hirsch, Miller, UptonSchulz, ArvidsonSchindler, Crabill, Tanner

* One, two, or three of the most recent past presidents rounded out the Board, depending on the year.
** Most years the first Vice President was VP-Development, and the second was VP-Relations, though the job descriptions varied.
*** DeZure and Schulz served as Director of Organizational Development, Schindler was Conference Liaison, and Dellner was Information Technology Director.
**** Stevens was Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor 1980-81. Newell was Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor 1984-1992, when his title changed to Executive Director (though he retained those responsibilities).

Names and institutional affiliations of all Board members:

Forrest Armstrong (William James, Grand Valley State)
P. Sven Arvidson (Seattle University)
Tanya Augsburg (Arizona State, San Francisco State)
Stan Bailis (San Francisco State)
Guy Beckwith (Auburn)
Tom Benson (UMBC, St. Andrews)
Arnold Binder (UC-Irvine)
Nelson Bingham (Earlham)
Anne Brooks ( Eastern Kentucky)
Tami Carmichael (University of North Dakota)
Richard Carp (Kansas City Art Institute, Appalachian State)
Beth Casey (Bowling Green)
Hue-Ping Chin (Drury)
Sharon Cogdill (St. Cloud State)
Scott L. Crabill (Oakland University)
Jennifer J. Dellner (Ocean County College)
Robin DeRosa(Plymouth State University)
Deborah DeZure (EMU, Michigan State)
Elizabeth Douglas (Geneva College)
Michael Field (Bemidji State)
Joan Fiscella (UIC)
Steve Gottlieb (Quinnipiac)
Pauline Gagnon (West Georgia)
Paul Haas (Bowling Green)
Jeanne Hahn (Evergreen)
Jim Hall (U of Alabama/New College)
Carolyn Haynes (Miami)
Stuart Henry (Wayne State, San Diego State)
Richard Hettlinger (Kenyon)
Paul Hirsch (State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Barbara Hursh (Northeastern Illinois)
Cheryl Jacobsen (Wartburg, ACM, Loras)
Machiel Keestra (University of Amsterdam)
Julie Klein (Wayne State)
Elaine Kleiner (Indiana State)
Ingrid LaFleur (Stockton State, SUNY-Plattsburgh)
Philip Lewin (Clarkson)
Kathleen Maloney (St. Cloud State, Georgia College, Maine-Farmington)
Khadijah O. Miller (Norfolk State University)
Ray Miller (San Francisco State)
Karen Moranski (UI-Springfield)
Tom Murray (Miami, Hastings Center)
Fran Navakas (North Central College)
William Newell (Miami)
Kevin O'Neill (Redlands)
Jerry Petr (Nebraska)
Slobodan Petrovich (UMBC)
Constance Ramirez (Duquesne)
Allen Repko (UT-Arlington)
Roslyn Abt Schindler (Wayne State)
Gretchen Schulz (Emory)
Paul Schumacher (Ball State)
Marcia Seabury (Hartford)
David Sebberson (St. Cloud State)
Shelagh Squire (Carleton U, Canada)
Dana Stevens (New College of USF)
Don Stowe (U of South Carolina)
Rick Szostak (U of Alberta, Canada)
Marcus Tanner (Texas Tech University)
Heidi Upton (St. John's College)
Paul Von Blum (UCLA)
Emily "Rusty" Wadsworth (Northeastern Illinois)
Fred Weaver (Hampshire)
James Welch IV (UT-Arlington)
Jay Wentworth (Appalachian State)
Judy Whipps (Grand Valley State University)