Past Officers

Executive Directors

Craig Svonkin, 2009-present
Salah Khan, 2005-2009
Lorely French, 1999-2005
Cyndia Susan Clegg, 1991-1999
Caroline Locher and Ellen Keck Stauder, 1988-1990
Louise Westling, 1984-1987
Frances Smith Foster, 1981-1984
Frederick Burwick, 1978-1981

Assistant Directors

Sonia Christensen, 2022-present
David John Boyd, 2017 – 2022


Yolanda Doub, 2022-2023
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod, 2021-2022
Martin Kevorkian, 2019-2021
Stanley Orr, 2018-2019
Katherine Kinney, 2017-2018
Andrea Gogröf, 2016-2017
John Ganim, 2015-2016
Heidi Schlipphacke, 2014-2015
Cheryl Edelson, 2013-2014
Lorely French, 2012-2013
Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi, 2011-2012
Sabine Wilke, 2010-2011
Thierry Boucquey, 2009-2010
Beverly Voloshin, 2008-2009
Imke Meyer, 2007-2008
Kathleen Lundeen, 2006-2007
Steven Axelrod, 2005-2006
Cyndia Clegg, 2004-2005
Catherine Montfort, 2003-2004
Hector Mario Cavallari, 2002-2003
Wolfgang Nehring, 2001-2002
Thierry Boucquey, 2000-2001
Gail K. Hart, 1999-2000
John Engell, 1998-1999
Frederick Burwick, 1997-1998
Pamela Vaughn, 1996-1997
Marie-France Hilgar, 1995-1996
G.H. Hertling, 1994-1995
Jean-Pierre Barricelli, 1993-1994
Roswitha Burwick, 1992-1993
Susana Hernandez-Araico, 1991-1992
Hans Wagener, 1990-1991
Marga Cottino-Jones, 1989-1990
Charles Altieri, 1988-1989
Patricia Merivale, 1987-1988
Thomas Rosenmeyer, 1986-1987
Mary-Kay Gamel, 1985-1986
Ruth Roberts, 1984-1985
Michael Batts, 1983-1984
Albert B. Friedman, 1982-1983
Stanley B. Greenfield, 1981-1982
Mark Edwards, 1980-1981
Alain Renoir, 1979-1980

Pacific Coast Philology Editors

Richard Hishmeh, 2022-Present
Cheryl Edelson, 2020-Present
Richard Sperber, 2016-2021
Roswitha Burwick, 2010-2020
Friederike von Schwerin-High, 2010-2016
Lorely French and Pauline Beard, 2007-2010
Victoria Myers, 1998-2007
Frederick Burwick, 1997-1998
Cyndia Clegg, 1990-1997

Pacific Coast Philology Special Issue Editors

Yolanda Doub, 2025
Jeremiah Axelrod, 2024
Martin Kevorkian, 2022
Stanley Orr, 2021
Katherine Kinney, 2021
Andrea Gogröf, 2019

Craig Svonkin and Steven Gould Axelrod, 2018
John Ganim, 2017
Ana Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi, 2016
Cheryl Edelson, 2015
Lorely French, 2014
Sabine Wilke, 2011
Beverly Voloshin, 2004-2011

Executive Committee Members-at-Large

Marta Albalá Pelegrín and Brigitte Prutti, 2018-2022
Melissa Axelrod and Peter Schulman, 2017-2021
Karin Bauer and Andrew Howe, 2016-2020
Yolanda A. Doub and Brian Reed, 2015-2018
Jane J. Lee and Lysa Rivera, 2014-2017
Catherine Cucinella and Richard Hishmeh, 2013-2016
John D. Schwetman and Sonia Barrios Tinoco, 2012-2015
Emily Taylor Merriman and Aili Zheng, 2011-2014
Damian Bacich and Ellen Finkelpearl, 2010-2013
Shirin Khanmohamadi (special two-year term), 2010-2012
Roswitha Burwick (stepped down in 2010 to become Pacific Coast Philology co-editor) and Jeffrey Gray, 2009-2012
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod, 2009-2011 (Special Election)
Sophie Delahaye and Craig Svonkin, 2008-2011 (Svonkin stepped down in 2009 to become Executive Director)

Graduate Student Representatives

Russell McDermott, 2021-2023
Emily Butler-Probst, 2018-2021
Raymond H.J. Rim, 2016-2018
Sarah Whitcomb Lozier, 2014-2016
Melanie Hernandez, 2012-2014
April Davidauskis, 2010-2012
Lorenzo Giachetti, 2008-2010

Web and Communications

David John Boyd, 2020-present
Russell McDermott, 2016-2019
Heather Wozniak, 2007-2016

Conference Hosts

UCLA; California State University, Los Angeles; USC; and Occidental College, 2022
University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Department of English at University of Texas – Austin, 2021
University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, Palomar College, and the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, 2019

Andrea Gogröf, Western Washington University, 2018
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University, and Stanley Orr, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu, 2017
Jim Garrett, California State University, Los Angeles, and Liam Corley, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2016 (conference held at the Pasadena Westin)
Hildy Miller, Portland State University, 2015
John Ganim, University of California, Riverside, and Lora Geriguis, La Sierra University, 2014
Catherine Cucinella, California State University, San Marcos, and Rebecca Ingram, San Diego University, 2013
Maria Bullon-Fernandez, Seattle University, 2012
Thierry Boucquey, Scripps College, 2011
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University, and Stanley Orr, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu, 2010
Beverly Voloshin, San Francisco State University, 2009
Site Chairs: Emily Merriman and Bérénice LeMarchand
Hans Rindisbacher, Pomona College, 2008
Kathleen Lundeen, Western Washington University, 2007
Steven Axelrod, University of California, Riverside, 2006
Cyndia Clegg, Pepperdine University, 2005
Salah Khan, Reed College, 2004
Thierry Boucquey, Scripps College, 2003
Kathleen Lundeen, Western Washington University, Bellingham, 2002
Catherine Montfort, Santa Clara University, 2001