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
Aleks Galus Sapp, Loyola University Chicago Editorial Assistant

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 2020-2021, the Executive Committee comprises the following individuals:


Sheila Liming, Champlain College President
Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University Vice President
Eloise Sureau, Butler University  Treasurer
Tisha Brooks , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Executive Committee
Shannon DerbyTufts University Executive Committee
Justin Hastings, Fairmont State University Executive Committee
Gaywyn Moore, Missouri Western State University Executive Committee
Shanna Salinas, Kalamazoo College Executive Committee
Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, Sienna Heights University Executive Committee