RSA News

Please Vote in Special Election for Non-Tenure Track Board Member

July 10, 2023

Dear RSA Members,

We have been made aware that in the email sent yesterday, the link to the candidate statements is not working for some people (although it is working via the link in the ballot). Here is a corrected link to the candidate statements.


Earlier this year, you approved a change to the RSA by-laws that added two new Non-Tenure Track (NTT) seats to the board, raising the total number of seats from 10 to 12. The by-laws ballot stated that if the by-laws change were to be approved, then the first spot would be filled in 2023 for the remainder of the term that ends in 2026. (The other position will be elected in 2024 for the term ending in 2028.) This Special Election is to add the first NTT board member to begin service immediately through June 30, 2026.

Please take a moment today to vote in this Special Election. The Board of Directors are your representatives to shape the future of the organization within its mission to support and advance the work of people who study rhetoric in a variety of disciplinary contexts. Your voice matters!

As per by-laws Section 7.02, RSA elections are for paired contests. The election period runs from July 10 to 11:59 pm Eastern time August 10, 2023. 

You can review the biographical paragraphs for the ballot submitted by the candidates here.

You will need to be logged into the MEMBERS area of the website before you can access the ballot

Non-Tenure Track Candidates:

1. Leigh Elion  – Department of English, Oxford College of Emory University

2. Michael Ristich – Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, Michigan State University

recent News

  • Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Rhetoric Society Quarterly 

    November 13, 2023

    Each year, Rhetoric Society Quarterly publishes a special issue, the aims of which are to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies […]

    Read More
  • News From RSA President Vanessa Beasley

    November 10, 2023

    Today we’re sending the November newsletter a bit earlier in the month than we usually do because we have big news:  RSA’s new website — complete with new logo — is live!

    Read More
  • LAST DAY! PLEASE VOTE IN RSA SPECIAL ELECTION.

    July 12, 2023

    Dear RSA Members, Please take a moment today to vote in this Special Election. The Board of Directors are your representatives to shape the future of the organization within its mission to […]

    Read More