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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).
  • 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.
  • 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 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.  
  • 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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