Elections Information

The following candidates are running for office in 2020

President, Treasurer, Secretary Candidate Bios: View PDF
Member at Large Bios: View PDF
Graduate Rep Candidate Bios: View PDF

Mark S. Schuster
Rob Lake

KY Kim
Rachel Allison

Member-at-Large (Open)
Judy Liao
Christina Gipson
Lars Dzikus
Marques Dexter
Michael Dao

Michael Friedman

Graduate Student Representative
Cristine Vlcek
Shannon Jolly

For more information about the elections process, please click on the 2020 Elections Information tab on this page.

You can also read about these positions in the NASSS Constitution and Bylaws and in the Policy and Procedures Manual, which are posted on the NASSS website: NASSS.org/about/documents.


The Open Positions in the NASSS 2020 Election are

  1. President-Elect (3 year commitment). Year one as President-Elect (responsible for organizing NASSS conference)*; Year two as President (oversees the business of NASSS and delivers Presidential Address); Year three as Past-President (serves in a mentoring role to the Pres and Pres-Elect, chairs the Service Excellence Award Committee and is a member of the SSJ Early Career Researcher Award Committee). *Note: the newly elected P-E will be invited to serve on the current Conference Program Committee prior to entering the role as P-E in November.
  2. Secretary (2 year position). The primary role of the Secretary is to keep records for the Board of Directors, to ensure that the Board operates according to its own bylaws and
    constitution, to make sure that awards are ready for the annual Business Meeting, and to assist the President in their projects.
  3. Treasurer (2 year position). Responsible for all funds and securities of NASSS; among other financial related duties, tasks include preparation of an annual financial report of the Society at the close of each fiscal year and a proposed budget for the biennium.
  4. Member-at-Large (MAL) (1 position, open) (2 year position). In this position, the MAL shall chair a different committee each of the two years of the term (the Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award, the Outstanding SSJ Article Award or the Outstanding Book Award), while also participating in Board meetings over email during the year and at Board meetings while at the annual conference in November.
  5. Graduate Student Representative (2 year position). Elected by graduate students. Represent the views of graduate students to the Board; inform graduate students about the Board’s activities. The grad student reps are traditionally involved in assisting other graduate students find shared accommodation for the conference, coordinating the signups for ‘take a student to lunch' and assisting with the book raffle. Additional initiatives, with the goal of addressing issues specific to graduate students and improving their conference experience, are encouraged (for example, organizing graduate student-focused conference sessions or social events).

To find out more about these positions, feel free to contact a current or past NASSS Board member: https://nasss.org/about/exec-board/.

You can also read about the positions in the NASSS Constitution and Bylaws and in the Policy and Procedures Manual, which are posted on the NASSS website: NASSS.org/about/documents.

If you are interested in standing for election, you can self-nominate by sending an email to any member of the Elections Committee. Please approach others you feel are a good fit for these positions as well; you may nominate other members after obtaining their permission.

Members interested in standing for election will send a brief bio which will be posted on the official ballot (we will send you a template with the standard format).

Please be sure you are a current NASSS member to vote in the upcoming elections and to run for office. You can join NASSS through the link on the NASSS website: https://nasss.org/join/

Thank you for your consideration in helping to keep our board strong and effective with capable and talented leaders!

If you have any questions about the nomination or election process, please do not hesitate to ask.



NASSS Elections Committee

Jessica Chin (Chair): jessica.chin@sjsu.edu
Anna Baeth: baeth003@umn.edu
Callie Maddox: maddoxce@miamioh.edu
jay johnson: jay.johnson@umanitoba.ca
Matt Masucci: matthew.masucci@sjsu.edu
Rachel Allison: rallison@soc.msstate.edu