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Professional Organizations

I am member of the following professional organizations (dated joined in parentheses):

  • Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association (1991) Executive Committee 1(1991-2009),  President-elect (2016-18). President (2018-20). Past-President (2020-2021). Treasurer (2022-2025).
  • TYCA-West (1992) Local Arrangements Chair (1999). Membership Chair 1999-2002. Treasurer 2002-2004.  National TYCA Representative 2011-2014.
  • International Writing Centers Association an NCTE affiliate (1994) Web editor 2003-2005. Community College Representative, 2003-2005. President 2005-2007. Past President 2007-2009. Muriel Harris Outstanding Service Award Committee 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
  • Two-year College English Association of the National Council of Teachers of English [TYCA] (1994). Secretary 2008-2011; Archivist, 2011-2017.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (1994) Executive Committee 2008-2011. Stage II Review 2022. Stage I & II Review, 2010.  Stage I Review 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019.  Online Coach 2019.  James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Committee 2015.  Writing Program Certificate of Excellence Committee 2019.  CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award Committee 2023.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (1994)
  • National Tutoring Association (2004)
  • National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (1998)  Steering Committee 2005-present.  Conference Co-Chair, 2015.  President of the Board of Trustees, 2015-2016.
  • Utah Community Literacy & Writing Consortium, Founding Member, Executive Committee 2008-present   
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators (2009)
  • WPA West (2010), Founding Member
  • Utah College Learning Center Association (2017-) Founding Board of Directors (2017), Secretary (2017-2018)
  • Online Writing Centers Association (2021),  Diversity and Social Justice Committee (2022)


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