Professional Society Leadership

University of Arkansas faculty and staff play a prominent role in professional societies both nationally and internationally. By contributing their time and effort to these important service activities, they are helping to set policy and procedure that impacts others in their profession. The University of Arkansas, their college, and their department all benefit from the countless hours that these individuals dedicate to these organizations.

College of Education and Health Professions

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Jennifer Beasley CIED Chair Curriculum Studies Network (National Association for Gifted Children) 2016
Dennis Beck CIED President-Elect Association for Educational Communications & Technology, School Media and Technology Division 2016
Dennis Beck CIED Associate Editor International Journal of Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations 2014 -
Teri Boyd NURS President Sigma Theta Tau International, Pi Theta Chapter Jul 2016
Debi Brown CIED President Delta Kappa Gamma, IOTA Chapter 2015
Sean Connors CIED Co-editor Signal Journal 2020
Michael Daugherty CIED Life Chair Mississippi Valley Teacher Education Conference 2015 -
Chris Goering CIED Co-editor Signal Journal 2015
Carl Holt CIED President National Council of Professors of Educational Administration 2016
Hayriye Kayi-Aydar CIED Chair International TESOL Association, Applied Linguistics Interest Section 2015
Lynn Koch RHRC Co-Chair National Council on Rehabilitation Education, Council on Psychiatric Rehabilitation 2015
Bill McComas CIED Editor American Biology Teacher (Journal of the National Association of Biology Teachers) 2019
Michael Miller BCSS President Eastern Educational Research Association 2016
Donna Owen CIED President Northwest Arkansas Reading Council 2015
Nan Smith-Blair NURS President Southern Nursing Research Society 2016 - 2018
Nan Smith-Blair NURS Fellow National Academies of Practice 2014 -

College of Engineering

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Christa Hestekin CHEG Vice President American Electrophoresis Society (AES) 2016
Heather Nachtmann ENGR President-elect American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 2016
R. Paneer Selvam CVEG Founding member and current President International Academy of Fluid Mechanics (IAFM)

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Jason Apple ANSC President American Society of Animal Science, Midwest Section Mar 2015
Rick Bennett PLPA President American Phytopathological Society Aug 2015
Shane Gadberry ANSC President / President-elect American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Extension 2015 - 2016
Donna Graham TAEC President American Association for Agricultural Education May 2015
Donn Johnson ENTO Acting Chair Multistate Research Project, S1049: Integrated Management of Pecan Arthropod Pests in the Southern U.S. Feb 2015
Mike Looper ANSC President American Society of Animal Science 2015 - 2016
Gus Lorenz ENTO Chair Insect Research and Control Conference at Beltwide Cotton Conference 2006 -
Wayne Mackey HORT President American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region Feb 2015
Ruben Morawicki FDSC President Institute of Food Technologists, Ozark Section Aug 2015
Dirk Philipp ANSC Chair Southern Pasture and Forage Crop Improvement Conference (SPFCIC) Apr 2015
Ron Rainey AEAG President Southern Agricultural Economics Association Feb 2016
Andrew N. Sharpley CSES President Soil Science Society of America 2017

Graduate School

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Kim Needy GRAD Past President Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Mar 2015

Honors College

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Curt Rom HNRC Past President American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Regional 2015
Curt Rom HNRC President Elect American Society for Horticultural Sciences 2015

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Jeanette Arnhart WLLC Secretary American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), Arkansas Chapter 2012 -
Steven Beaupre BISC Board of Governors American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Jamie Brandon ANTH President Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas 2014-15
Ryan Calabretta-Sajder WLLC Director of Communication American Association of Teachers of Italian 2014 -
Ryan Calabretta-Sajder WLLC President National Italian Honors Society, Gamma Kappa Alpha Chapter 2014-
Ryan Calabretta-Sajder WLLC Co-Chair Modern Language Association; Committee on Graduate Students in the Profession 2015
Tim Cavell PSYC Board Member American Psychological Association (APA) - Professional Affairs 2018
Tim Cavell PSYC Board of Council University Directors of Clinical Programs CUDCP Board 2016
Tim Cavell PSYC Council Member American Psychological Association (APA) - Council of Specalties Clinical Synarchy 2017
Tim Cavell PSYC National Research Advisory Board Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 2017
Tim Cavell PSYC Research Advisory Board National Mentoring Resource Center 2017
Marlis Douglas BISC Board of Governors American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 2016
Michael Douglas BISC Board of Governors American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Pearl Dowe PLSC Executive Committee Member Southern Political Science Association Jan 2018
D. Andrew Gibbs ART Vice Chair National Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT) 2009 -
Amy Herzberg DRAM National Co-Chair Craftsmen of Dionysus: A Society of Acting Teachers 2017
Mack Ivey BISC Treasurer Phi Beta Kappa - Arkansas Alpha Chapter 2008 -
Daniel Levine Classical Studies President American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Alumni/ae Association 2013 - 2016
Chris Liner GEOS President Society for Exploration Geophysics (SEG) Sept 2014 - Oct 2015
Matt McIntosh CHBC Program Chair American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Organic Chemistry 2016
Ronda Mains MUSC Committee Member National Association of Schools of Music, Committee on Ethics 2015 - Nov 2016
Lisa Margulis MUSC Treasurer Society for Music Perception and Cognition 2015-2017
Lisa Margulis MUSC Chair Society for Music Theory, Development Committee 2012 - 2016
Lisa Margulis MUSC Associate Editor Music Perception 2011 -
Lisa Margulis MUSC Editorial Board Journal of New Music Research 2010 -
Lisa Margulis MUSC Review Editor Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience 2012 -
Jonathan Marion ANTH President Society for Visual Anthropology 2016
Jonathan Marion ANTH President-elect Society for Humanistic Anthropology 2020
Angie Maxwell PLSC Co-chair American Studies Association, Politics and Policy Caucus 2011 -
Ben Pierce MUSC Editor-in-Chief International Tuba/Euphonium Association Journal 2011 -
Ben Pollock JOUR Director of Media National Society of Newspaper Columnists 2016
Margaret Reid PLSC Editorial Board Membership Human Resource Development Quarterly 2017
Luis Fernando Restrepo WLLC Colombia Section Advisory Committee Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 1998 -
Luis Fernando Restrepo WLLC Board Member Walton Arts Center 2017
Luis Fernando Restrepo WLLC Commissioner Arkansas Commission on Closing the Achievement Gap 2012 - 2017
Stephanie Schulte COMM Co-chair American Studies Association, Politics and Policy Caucus 2011 -
Rebecca Schwartz-Mette PSYC Communications Officer American Psychological Association’s Division 17 Supervision and Training Section Aug 2015
Jeff Silberman BISC Board of Reviewers International Society of Protistologists
Fred Spiegel BISC President International Society of Protistologists Sept 2015
Dot Stephens ENGL Past President International Spenser Society
Patrick Stewart PLSC Governing Council Member International Political Science Association Research Committee #12 Fall 2012 -
Patrick Stewart PLSC Member, Editorial Advisory Board Emerald Group Publishing Limited Research in Biopolitics 2014 -
Daniel Sutherland HIST President-elect Society of Civil War Historians 2016 - 2018
Les Wade DRAM Director-at-Large Louisiana Folklore Society 2014 -
Les Wade DRAM Member of Editorial Board Theatre History Studies 2003 -
Les Wade DRAM Member of Editorial Board Southern Illinois University Press (American Theatre Series) 2004 -
Elliot West HIST President Western Historical Society 2001-02
Jeannie Whayne HIST President Agricultural History Society 2013-14
Jeannie Whayne HIST Executive Committee member Southern Historical Association 2015–17
Jan Wicks JOUR Public Board Members National Advertising Review Board (NARB) 2017
J.D. Willson BISC Board of Governors American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 2018
Randall Woods HIST History juror Pulitzer Prize 2009
Randall Woods HIST President Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations 2006
Randall Woods HIST Vice-President Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations 2005
Randall Woods HIST Council member Western History Association 1993-96
Ka Zeng PLSC Senior Research Fellow and Corporate Secretary Mr. & Mrs. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations 2017

School of Law

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Annie Smith-Blair LAW Chair American Association of Law School’s Section on Poverty Law Dec 2015

Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
James Rankin VPRS Board of Directors American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2015 -

Walton College of Business

Recipient Department Position Organization Term
Paul Cronan ISYS President Alpha Iota Delta Nov 2016