Chair, 2012-2013 EDRA Board of Directors
During the dog days of summer I have had the opportunity to look back over the last year as Chair of the EDRA Board of Directors. We have a lot to be excited about:
For each of these successful initiatives, there are many EDRA members whose hard work needs to be acknowledged: Tasoulla Hadjiyanni, Lefteris Pavlides, Jeremy Wells, Atiya Mahmood, Rula Awwad-Rafferty, Nick Watkins, Rich Wener, Emily Chmielewski among others.
Based on feedback from the membership, the EDRA Board continues to plan a number of initiatives to bring visibility to the wonderful work being done by our members, and to advance our field through teaching, research and professional practice. In the coming year the EDRA Board will be focusing attention on expanding our membership base, and creating vibrant and active Knowledge Networks. We look forward to your participation in these initiatives.
As this year comes to a close and a new year beckons, I want to extend a warm welcome to our incoming Board members: Paula Horrigan, David Boeck, and Marwa Abdelmonem (Student representative), and best wishes to Rula Awwad-Rafferty, the incoming Chair of the EDRA Board of Directors. I also want to acknowledge the extraordinary work of EDRA Executive Director – Kate O’Donnell, and her wonderful team at EDRA Headquarters; without their commitment none of this would have been possible.
I hope that all of you will make the most of the remaining days of summer 2013!