Loyola University Chicago

Midwest Modern Language Association


The Midwest Modern Language Association is composed of an administrative component and an executive committee.

Administrative Component

The administrative leadership of the MMLA consists of an Executive Director, Graduate Editorial Assistant and Program Coordinator. The MMLA headquarters are located at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The administrative staff includes:

Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago Executive Director
Linda Winnard, Loyola University Chicago Program and Subscription Coordinator
Emily L. Sharrett, Loyola University Chicago Editorial and Program Assistant
Devin Franklin, Loyola University Chicago Undergraduate Intern

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the administration of the association, determines all policies of the association and approves the association's annual budget. In addition, the Committee serves as the editorial board for the Journal of the MMLA. For a more detailed description of the duties and election procedures of the Committee, please see the bylaws of the association. Members of the executive committee serve three-year terms beginning immediately after the annual meeting at which their election is announced.  New members are selected each year at the Fall convention.

For 2021-2022, the Executive Committee comprises the following individuals:


Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University President
Justin Hastings, Loyola University Chicago Vice President
Sheila Liming, Champlain College  Treasurer
Tisha Brooks, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Executive Committee
Gaywyn Moore, Highland Community College Executive Committee
Shanna Salinas, Kalamazoo College Executive Committee
Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, Sienna Heights University Executive Committee
Melissa Etzler, Butler University Executive Committee 
Eric Wistrom, University of Wisconsin-Madison  Executive Committee