EC History

The LSA has been governed by an Executive Committee (EC) since its founding in 1924. The Executive Committee serves as the Board of Directors/Trustees for the LSA, providing oversight and strategic direction for the Society as a non-profit corporation. The Executive Director of the LSA serves as an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.
 

LSA Executive Committees 2005 to 2022

2023

President: Anthony C. Woodbury, University of Texas at Austin
Vice President/President-Elect: Marlyse Baptista, University of Pennsylvania
Immediate Past President: John Baugh, Washington University in St. Louis
Secretary-Treasurer: Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University
Andrea Berez-Kroeker, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2024)​
Michel Anne-Frederic DeGraff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (2025)
Carmen Jany, California State University, San Bernardino (2024)
Sonja Lanehart, University of Arizona (2023)
Alicia Wassink, University of Washington (2023)
Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk, University of Oregon (2025)
Marie Bissell, The Ohio State University, student representative (2024)
Luis A. Irizarry Figueroa, University of Arizona, student representative (2023)

2022

President: John Baugh, Washington University in St. Louis
Vice President/President-Elect: Anthony C. Woodbury, University of Texas at Austin
Immediate Past President: Laurence R. Horn, Yale University
Secretary-Treasurer: Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington, University of British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University
Andrea Berez-Kroeker, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2024)​
Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College (2022)
Carmen Jany, California State University, San Bernardino (2024)
Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago (2022)
Sonja Lanehart, University of Arizona (2023)
Alicia Wassink, University of Washington (2023)
Z.L. Zhou, UCLA (Interim Student Member) (2022)

2021

President: Laurence R. Horn, Yale University, Emeritus
Vice President/President-Elect: John Baugh, Washington University in St. Louis
Secretary-Treasurer: Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara, Past President
Wunetu Tarrant, Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona
Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College
Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
Sonja Lanehart, University of Arizona
Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
Alicia Wassink, University of Washington

2020

Marianne Mithun, President, University of California, Santa Barbara
Laurence R. Horn, Vice President/President-Elect, Yale University, Emeritus
Brian Joseph, Past President, The Ohio State University University
Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
Jennifer Bloomquist, Gettysburg College
Anne Charity Hudley, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles
Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
Wunetu Tarrant, Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona

2019

Brian Joseph, President, The Ohio State University
Marianne Mithun, Vice President/President-Elect, University of California, Santa Barbara
Penelope Eckert, Past President, Stanford University
Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
Anne Charity Hudley, University of California, Santa Barbara
Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles)
Yining Nie, Bloch Fellow, New York University
Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York
Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado Boulder
Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2018

Penelope Eckert, President, Stanford University
Brian Joseph, Vice President/President-Elect, The Ohio State University
Larry Hyman, Past President, University of California, Berkeley
Lenore Grenoble, Secretary-Treasurer, University of Chicago
Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan
Anne Charity Hudley, College of William & Mary
Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of California, Los Angeles
Yining Nie, outgoing Bloch Fellow, New York University
Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
Robin Queen, University of Michigan
Wunetu Tarrant, incoming Bloch Fellow, University of Arizona
Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2017

Larry Hyman, President, University of California, Berkeley
Penelope Eckert, Vice President/President-Elect, Stanford University
Alice Harris, Past President, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
Anne Charity Hudley, College of William & Mary
Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
Ivy Hauser, outgoing Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Yining Nie, incoming Bloch Fellow, New York University
Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
Robin Queen, University of Michigan
Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University
Alan Yu, University of Chicago

2016

Alice Harris, President, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Larry Hyman, Vice President/President-Elect, University of California, Berkeley
John R. Rickford, Past President, Stanford University
Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Ivy Hauser, Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sharon Inkelas, University of California, Berkeley
Robin Queen, University of Michigan
Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

2015

John R. Rickford, President, Stanford University
Alice Harris, Vice President-President Elect, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Joan Maling, Past Prsident, Brandeis University
Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
Jeff Good, University at Buffalo
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Ivy Hauser, Bloch Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland
Natalie Schilling, Georgetown University

2014

Joan Maling, President, Brandeis University
John Rickford, Vice President-President Elect, Stanford University 
Ellen Kaisse, Past President, University of Washington
Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California, Davis
Edwin Battistella, Southern Oregon University
Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
Susan Fischer, Retired
Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Troy Messick, Bloch Fellow, University of Connecticut
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland

2013

Ellen Kaisse, President, University of Washington
Joan Maling, Vice President-President Elect, Brandeis University
Patrick Farrell, Secretary-Treasurer, University of California Davis 
Keren Rice, Past President, University of Toronto
Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University
Susan Fischer, Retired
Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts amherst
Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania  
Troy Messick, Bloch Fellow, University of Connecticut
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland

2012

Keren Rice, President, University of Toronto
Ellen Kaisse, Vice President-President Elect, University of Washington
Sandra Chung, Past President, University of California Santa Cruz
Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
Rebekah Baglini, Bloch Fellow, University of Chicago
Susan Fischer, Retired
Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania 
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Eric Potsdam, University of Florida

2011

Sandra Chung, President, Universty of California Santa Cruz
Keren Rice, Vice President-President Elect, University of Toronto
David Lightfoot, Past President, Georgetown University
Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
Rebekah Baglini, Bloch Fellow, University of Chicago
Andrew Garrett, University of California Berkeley
Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania 
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Eric Potsdam, University of Florida
Christopher Potts, Stanford University
Rachel Walker, University of Southern California

2010

David Lightfoot, President, Georgetown University
Sandra Chung, Vice President-President Elect, University of California Santa Cruz
Sarah Thomason, Past President, University of Michigan
Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
Scott Grimm, Bloch Fellow, Stanford University
Alice Harris, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University
Eric Potsdam, University of Florida
Christopher Potts, Stanford University
Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
Rachel Walker, University of Southern California

2009

Sarah Thomason, President, University of Michigan
David Lightfoot, Vice President-President Elect, Georgetown University
Ellen Prince, Past President, University of Pennsylvania
Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scott Grimm, Bloch Fellow, Stanford University
Alice Harris, Stony Brook University 
Christopher Potts, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
Rachel Walker, University of Southern California 
Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2008 

Stephen Anderson, Acting President, Yale University
Sarah Thomason, Vice President-President Elect, University of Michigan
Paul Chapin, Secretary-Treasurer, Retired
Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Frank, Bloch Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alice Harris, Stony Brook University 
Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley
Catherine Ringen, University of Iowa
Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2007

Stephen Anderson, President, Yale University
Ellen Prince, Vice President/President-Elect, University of Pennsylvania
Sally McConnell-Ginet, Past President, Cornell University
Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
Michael Frank, Bloch Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jennifer Cole, University of Illinois
Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley 
Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
Thomas Wasow, Stanford University

2006

Sally McConnell-Ginet, President, Cornell University
Stephen Anderson, Vice President-President Elect, Yale University
Mark Aronoff, Past President, Stony Brook University
Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
Rebecca T. Cover, Bloch Fellow, University of California Berkeley
Mark Baker, Rutgers University
Ellen Kaisse, University of Washington
Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin
Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
Johanna Nichols, University of California Berkeley

2005

Mark Aronoff, President, Stony Brook University
Sally McConnell-Ginet, Vice President-President Elect, Cornell University
Joan Bybee, Past President, University of New Mexico
Gregory Ward, Secretary-Treasurer, Northwestern University
Rebecca T. Cover, Bloch Fellow, University of California Berkeley
Mark Baker, Rutgers University
Larry Hyman, University of California Berkeley 
Ellen Kaisse, University of Washington
Diane Lillo-Martin, University of Connecticut
Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
Gillian Sankoff, University of Pennsylvania