As defined in its constitution, the MGSA’s governance consists of a twelve-member Executive Board that is elected by the members every three years. The Executive Board in turn elects, from among its own ranks, the Association's officers: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. In the selection of candidates for the Executive Board, every effort is made to provide representation for both the principal academic fields active in the Association and the different geographic regions of the United States in which members live and work. Executive Board members may serve up to two consecutive terms. After completing two terms, however, they must sit out for at least three years before standing for election again.
The Executive Board is aided in their administrative duties by the Executive Director of the Association. The Executive Director, who is appointed by the Executive Board, oversees the day-to-day administration of the property, assets, affairs, and business of the Association.
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In order to promote access to information about activities of possible interest to its members and to provide for jointly sponsored meetings focusing on shared themes the MGSA has become affiliated with other professional organizations. Currently these include:
In order to facilitate the Association’s business, the Constitution allows the Executive Board to establish both standing and ad hoc committees that are entrusted to oversee specific aspects of the Association’s business. Each committee contains at least one Executive Board member, who generally serves as the chair. The chair recruits other members, from both the Executive Board and the general membership, and convenes the committee.
Currently, the Executive Board mandates the following committees:
Current MGSA Officers
President: Tom Papademetriou Stockton University
Vice-President: Artemis Leontis University Of Michigan
Secretary: Despina Lalaki CUNY - Baruch
Treasurer: Katerina Zacharia Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Executive Director: Vangelis Calotychos Brown University
Elsa Amanatidou Brown University
Elizabeth A. Davis Princeton University
Joanna Eleftheriou Christopher Newport University
Sakis Gekas York University, Toronto
Neovi Karakatsanis Indiana University, South Bend
Nektaria Klapaki University of Washington
Panayotis League Florida State University
Nikos Panou Stony Brook University
Saffo Papantonopoulou University Of Arizona
(Graduate Student Representative)