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 2018-2022

Brandi So.

Brandi So
Department of Online Learning, Touro College and University System



First Vice President 2019-2023

Bernadette Wegenstein.

Photographer: Will Kirk

Bernadette Wegenstein
Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Second Vice President 2020-2024

Joseph Valente.

Copyright: Doug Levere

Joseph Valente
English, University at Buffalo

Past President 2017-2021

Carole Salmon.

Carole Salmon
French Studies and Cultures,
University of Massachusetts Lowell


Executive Director 2017-2020

Carine Mardorossian.

Carine Mardorossian
English, University at Buffalo

Board of Directors

British and Colonial/Postcolonial Studies Director 2020-2023

Thomas Lynn
English, Penn State Berks

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

Diversity Caucus President 2020-2023

Jennifer Mdurvwa
Graduate Enrollment, University at Buffalo

French and Francophone Studies Director 2019-2022

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

German Studies Director 2017-2020

Charles Vannette
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of New Hampshire

Graduate Student Caucus Representative 2020-2023

Dana Gavin
Old Dominion University

Italian Studies Director 2020-2023

Tiziano Cherubini
Modern Languages & Cultures, Baylor University

Professionalization, Composition, and Pedagogy Director 2018-2021

Maria Plochocki
English, City University of New York

Spanish and Portuguese Studies Director 2019-2022

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

US and Transnational/Diaspora​ Studies Director 2018-2021

Benjamin Railton
English, Fitchburg State University

Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus Interim Representative 2018-2021

Sarah Goldbort
English, University at Buffalo

Editor of Modern Language Studies

Laurence Roth
English, Susquehanna University