Committees

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Claire Sisco King
Anita Mixon
Roxanne Mountford
Ryan Skinnell
Margaret Solice

CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Amy Young, Chair 2023-2026
Ryan Cheek
Tyler Easterbrook
Matthew Houdek
Kristy (Kristjana) Maddux
Sarah Riddick

COMMITTEE ON AWARDS

Rasha Diab, Chair 2024 – 2026
Lisa Blankenship
Jordynn Jack
Jennifer LeMesurier (IDEA rep)
Dominic Manthey
Erin Rand

Responsible for selecting recipients of:

  • Gerard A. Hauser Award
  • George E. Yoos Distinguished Service Award
  • RSA Dissertation Award
  • RSA Book Award
  • Serves as Nominating Committee for RSA Fellows

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES

Currently on pause.

COMMITTEE ON INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESS

Jennifer LeMesurier, Chair 2024 – 2026
Jennifer Clary-Lemon
Lorise Diamond
Brynn Fitzsimmons
Millie Hizer
Bibhushana Poudyal
Mari Ramler
Mikayla Torres

DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Kendall Phillips, Chair 2023 – 2027
Shirley Logan
Jennifer Mercieca
Kent Ono
Jack Selzer
Isaac West
Liz Wright

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Josh Miller, Chair 2023 – 2026

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Michelle Ballif, Chair
Josue David Cisneros
Jo Hsu
Rachael McIntosh
Amy Young

Responsible for nominating slate of candidates for vacant seats on the Board of Directors and for nominating from the Board the President-Elect. This committee led the election that occurred in 2024.

PUBLIC HUMANITIES COMMITTEE/rhetorics for all

Matthew Pavesich, Chair 2024 – 2027
Leigh Elion
Christian Koch
Amy Anderson
Bruce Bowles
Eric Detweiler
William Fitzgerald
Whitney Gent
Lenny Grant
Derek G. Handley


PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Kelly Ritter, Chair 2024 – 2026
Rayna Batool
David Grant
Allison Prasch
Nancy Small

STEERING COMMITTEE

Gwendolyn Pough, Chair 2024 – 2026
Vanessa Beasley
Lisa Flores
Leslie Dinauer

Volunteer with Rhetoric Society of America

We need you! Unlike some of the other, larger professional organizations in English and Communication, RSA is primarily volunteer-run. There is only one paid, part-time staff member to manage administration day-to-day. Volunteers like you ensure RSA events and programming continue to be offered. If you are interested in serving on a committee or helping with the conference, please contact Executive Director Leslie Dinauer at ExecutiveDirector@rhetoricsociety.org