As defined in its constitution, the MGSA’s governance consists of a twelve-member Executive Board that is elected by the members every three years. The Executive Board in turn elects, from among its own ranks, the Association's officers: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, and the Treasurer. In the selection of candidates for the Executive Board, every effort is made to provide representation for both the principal academic fields active in the Association and the different geographic regions of the United States in which members live and work. Executive Board members may serve up to two consecutive terms. After completing two terms, however, they must sit out for at least three years before standing for election again.
The Executive Board is aided in their administrative duties by the Executive Director of the Association. The Executive Director, who is appointed by the Executive Board, oversees the day-to-day administration of the property, assets, affairs, and business of the Association.
In order to promote access to information about activities of possible interest to its members and to provide for jointly sponsored meetings focusing on shared themes the MGSA has become affiliated with other professional organizations. Currently these include:
In order to facilitate the Association’s business, the Constitution allows the Executive Board to establish both standing and ad hoc committees that are entrusted to oversee specific aspects of the Association’s business. Each committee contains at least one Executive Board member, who generally serves as the chair. The chair recruits other members, from both the Executive Board and the general membership, and convenes the committee.
Currently, the Executive Board mandates the following committees:
President: Frank Hess
Modern Greek Cultural Studies and Language Pedagogy,
Indiana University - Bloomington
Vice-President: Katerina Lagos History, California State University
Secretary: Gerasimus Katsan European Languages & Literatures, Queens College
Treasurer: Kostis Kourelis Art History, Franklin and Marshall College
Gonda Van Steen Executive Director
Center for Greek Studies
University of Florida
Yiorgos Anagnostou Greek and Latin
The Ohio State University
Elsa Amanatidou Language Pedagogy Brown University
Doxis (Evdoxios) Doxiadis History
Simon Fraser University
Thomas Gallant Modern Greek History, UC San Diego
Johanna Hanink Classics
Elektra Kostopoulou History
Nikos Panou Comparative Literature SUNY Stony Brook
Katerina Stefatos Anthropology
David IdolHistory, UC San Diego Graduate Student Representative
Meeting after the EB meeting of 2/25/2017, Sacramento, Ca: counterclockwise from top left:
Yiorgos Anagnostou, Sakis Gekas, Chris Grafos, Kostis Kourelis, Gonda Van Steen, Artemis Leontis, Frank Hess, Gerasimus Katsan, Neovi Karakatsanis, Katerina Lagos.