The Academy is administered by a 6-person Executive Committee (EC).

Past president and president-elect are added to the EC during the year after and the year before their presidential term, respectively.

Officers are elected to 3-year terms.

Current Officers



Thomas Rodebaugh
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Headshot of Tom Rodebaugh

Marisol Perez

Arizona State University

Mary-Frances O'Connor
University of Arizona
Mary-Frances O'Connor

At-Large Members of the Executive Committee:

Edelyn Verona
University of South Florida
Edelyn Verona

Molly Nikolas

University of Iowa

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Tara Mehta

University of Illinois - Chicago


Caroline Balling
Purdue University

Student Representative

Caroline Balling

In addition to its elected officers, the Academy also depends on valuable service from faculty members who are appointed to serve in a number of other crucial roles. The following people have been appointed by the Executive Committee to fulfill specific functions.


Representative to Commission on Accreditation (APA):

Matthew Grilli

University of Arizona

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