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 Manager. The MMLA headquarters are located at Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The administrative staff includes:

Jack Kerkering, Loyola University Chicago Executive Director
Annette LePique, Loyola University Chicago Program Manager
Emily L. Sharrett, Loyola University Chicago Editorial and Program Graduate Assistant
Maddie Belland, Loyola University Chicago Seasonal 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 2022-2023, the Executive Committee comprises the following individuals:
Gaywyn Moore, Santa Clara University President
Michelle Medeiros, Marquette University Treasurer
Olga Bezhanova, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Executive Committee
Nathan Jung, University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive Committee
Joe Keener, Indiana University Kokomo Executive Committee
Shanna Salinas,  Kalamazoo College Executive Committee 
Eric Wistrom, University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive Committee