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Officers & Committees

Current DWC Officers and Their Terms

2017 - 2018 DWC Committees

Ad Hoc Constitution and Bylaws Committee This committee is convened only when needed to address potential changes in the DWC constitution or bylaws.  Per the bylaws, the Chair of the DWC selects the committee members.
Co-Chairs: Amanda Burgess-Proctor and Kim Cook

Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Responsible for outreach to and increasing the membership and participation of underrepresented groups within DWC.  This committee will create the documents criteria for the DWC and Feminist Criminology International Scholar Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.  Once the awards are established, this committee will solicit nominations and select the recipients of the awards.
Co-Chairs: Deshonna Collier and Sean Wilson

External Nominations Committee: Works to identify and nominate DWC members for: (1) ASC Executive Board positions, (2) ASC committees, and (3) ASC awards in order to increase visibility and representation of the DWC in the larger ASC setting.  The committee is generally comprised of three senior members of the division and the majority of the work is done between December and March.
Co-Chairs: Molly Dragiewicz and Ruth Fleury-Steiner

Internal Awards Committee: Coordinates the nomination and election of DWC members for DWC awards.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners. It should be chaired by a faculty member/practitioner. Work is completed in the summer/fall.
Co-Chairs: Marilyn Corsianos and Kate Luther

Internal Nominations Committee: Solicits nominations for DWC officers and facilitates the DWC election.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners.  Work is completed in the summer and fall.
Chair: Sarah Koon-Magnin

Newsletter Committee: Responsible for publication of electronic newsletter on behalf of DWC.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners. It should be chaired by a faculty member/practitioner.  Work is periodic throughout the year, with the publication of three editions (spring, summer, fall).
Chair: Jordana Navarro

Outreach Committee: Develops and implements strategies to recruit new members to the DWC; develop strategies to asses and support the needs of existing members.  The committee will coordinate goal-oriented recruitment drives to expand, diversify, and internationalize the DWC membership. This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners. Work is periodic throughout the year.
Co-Chairs: Elaina Behounek and Cara Rabe-Hemp

Programming Committee: Organizes DWC panels, sessions, and events of interest for the ASC Annual Meeting and distributes this information to the DWC and ASC membership.
Co-Chairs: Alison Marganski and Amanda Goodson

Siegel and Feminist Criminology Graduate Awards Selection Committee: Coordinates applications for and selects winners of the Larry J. Siegel and the Feminist Criminology graduate student awards.  Appointed by the chair and the editor of Feminist Criminology.
Co-Chairs: Rosemary Barberet and Sheetal Ranjan

Social Media Committee: Maintains all DWC social media, including policies governing social media usage.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners. It should be chaired by a faculty member/practitioner.  Work is periodic throughout the year.
Chair: Ami Stearns

Special Events Committee: Plans and coordinates annual social hour and business meeting breakfasts; facilitates development of other special events, as needed.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners. Work is completed in the late summer and fall.
Co-Chairs: Denise Paquette Boots and Stacy Mallicoat

Mentoring and Student Affairs Committee: Develops and implements strategies to recruit student members to the DWC; develops strategies to assess and support the needs of student members.  Will establish a mentoring programs with the overarching goal of diversifying and internationalizing the DWC memberships. This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners.  Work is periodic throughout the year.
Co-Chairs: Sue Williams and Sarah Bannister

Student Paper and Poster Awards Committee: Solicits nominations and selects the recipient of the DWC Student Paper Awards.  This committee will establish criteria and documents for two new student poster awards (undergraduate and graduate). This committee is best suited to faculty members or practitioners, particularly those of a higher rank.  Work is completed in the summer and fall.
Co-Chairs: Shelly Clevenger and Eryn Nicole O'Neal

Teaching and Pedagogy Committee: Organizes sessions on teaching at the ASC meetings, updates the division syllabus collection, and supports other committees with teaching-related issues.  This committee is suitable for either graduate students or faculty members/practitioners.  Work is periodic throughout the year.
Co-Chairs: Devon Thacker Thomas and Melencia Johnson


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