Board of Directors

NeMLA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by NeMLA members. The Board is responsible for enforcing NeMLA’s bylaws, for attending the bi-annual board meetings, and for making the board meeting minutes available to the whole membership. 

Elections for board positions are held yearly.

Executive Board

President 2017-2021

Carole Salmon.

Carole Salmon
French Studies and Cultures,
University of Massachusetts Lowell

First Vice President 2018-2022

Brandi So.

Brandi So
English, Touro College and University System



Second Vice President 2019-2023

Bernadette Wegenstein.

Photographer: Will Kirk

Bernadette Wegenstein
Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Past President 2016-2020

Simona Wright.

Simona Wright
Italian, College of New Jersey


Executive Director 2017-2020

Carine Mardorossian.

Carine Mardorossian
English, University at Buffalo

Board of Directors

Anglophone/American Studies Director 2018-2021

Benjamin Railton
English, Fitchburg State University

Anglophone/British Literature Director 2017-2020

Elaine Savory
Literary Studies, The New School

CAITY Caucus President and Representative 2019-2020

Francisco Delgado
English, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Comparative Literature Director 2018-2021

Katherine Sugg
English, Central Connecticut State University

Creative Writing, Publishing, and Editing Director 2019-2022

Abby Bardi
English, Prince George's Community College

Cultural Studies and Media Studies Director 2018-2021

Maria Matz
World Languages and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Lowell

French and Francophone Language and Literature Director 2019-2022

Olivier Le Blond 
Modern and Classical Languages, University of North Georgia

German Studies Director 2017-2020

Alexander Pichugin
German Language and Literature Program, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Graduate Student Caucus Representative 2017-2020

Christian Ylagan
University of Western Ontario

Italian Studies Director 2017-2020

Emanuela Pecchioli
Romance Languages and Literatures, University at Buffalo

Member-At-Large: Diversity 2017-2020

Susmita Roye
English and Foreign Languages, Delaware State University

Pedagogy and Professionalism Director 2018-2021

Maria Plochocki
English, City University of New York

Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature Director 2019-2022

Victoria L. Ketz 
Global Languages, Literatures, and Perspectives, La Salle University

Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus Representative 2018-2021

Michelle M. Tokarczyk
English Program, Goucher College

Editor of Modern Language Studies

Laurence Roth
English, Susquehanna University