Each of the candidates put forward by the AFS Nominating Committee (the members of which are Suzy Seriff, chair, Christina
Barr, Amy Skillman, and Stephen Winick) has provided a summary professional biography for voters' information.
In addition, each candidate has provided a written answer to the question "What are the most significant
opportunities or challenges now facing the Society, and how as a member of the
[Executive Board / Nominating Committee] would you respond to those opportunities
Please click on the candidates' names below to read the information they have submitted.
Note: One of the Nominating Committee's six
original Executive Board candidates has withdrawn from this year’s election process.
Nadia De Leon
, Western Kentucky University, Bowling GreenDavid Todd Lawrence
, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
, Florida State University, TallahasseeSolimar Otero
, Louisiana State University, Baton RougeJuwen Zhang
, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon
Patricia Sawin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sally Van de Water, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland
[Note: Presidential elections take place only in even-numbered years.]
We have invited all candidates to participate in a Candidates' Forum on
Saturday afternoon of the Bloomington annual meeting, and we invite all Society
members who will be at the meeting to attend and hear the candidates speak. Secure online voting will begin
around November 1 and will continue through December 31. Those elected
will take office on January 1, 2012, and will serve on the Board or Nominating
Committee through 2014.