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APPENDIX

AFEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES — 2019

CONTENTS

I. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS
DIRECTORS

II. COMMITTEES
NOTE ON COMMITTEE WORKING RULES
AWARDS COMMITTEE
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
FINANCE COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

President, David Zalewski, Providence College
President-Elect, Christopher Brown, Arkansas State University
Secretary-Treasurer, Eric R. Hake, Catawba College
Past President, Charles Whalen, SUNY Buffalo

DIRECTORS

Asimina Christoforou, Athens University (International Director) — through Jan. 5, 2020
Valerie Kepner, King's College – through Jan. 5, 2020
John P. Watkins, Westminster College — through Jan. 5, 2020
Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College — through Jan. 5, 2021
Timothy Wunder, The University of Texas at Arlington — through Jan. 5, 2021
Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs — through Jan. 6, 2022
Ann Davis, Marist College — through Jan. 6, 2022

 

COMMITTEES

Important Notice on Working Rules to AFEE Committee Chairs

The work done by the AFEE Board and all of its committees has been remarkable not only for the thoughtful decisions and policies enacted by these groups, but also in following the rules and procedures specified in AFEE’s Bylaws and the Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act, which is the governing law for AFEE as a Nebraska corporation. To ensure that we continue to comply with these guidelines, please review the summary presented below, and do not hesitate to contact me if anyone has questions

  1. None of the Act, the Bylaws, nor Robert’s Rules of Order define what constitutes a meeting or how minutes should be taken. Although the Act does not mandate that AFEE follow Robert’s Rules of Order, the Bylaws require committees to follow the parliamentary procedures described in Robert’s when holding meetings.

  2. The Act notes that meetings of the membership, the Board of Directors or committees can be done "by any means of communication by which all directors [members] participating may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting." This suggests that all meetings must be held in person or by telephone conference call. Also, the Bylaws require a quorum comprised of a majority of a committee’s members to take action.

  3. Committees, however, may take action without holding a meeting. Article XV Section 4 of the Bylaws states: "Unless otherwise provided by law, any action required to be taken, or which may be taken at any meeting of the members, and any action required to be taken or which may be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing setting forth the action so taken shall be signed by at least eighty percent (80%)  of the members of the Association or all of the Directors entitled to vote with respect to such action." What this means is that committees may conduct their affairs by e-mail provided that a majority of the members support the action taken, and at least 80% of the members agree to take this  action without holding a meeting. For the Board of Directors, 100% assent is required.

  4. Messages through e-mail by committee members and others involving possible actions to be taken by the committee should be sent to the Secretary-Treasurer in lieu of formal minutes. This should be accomplished by the committee chair, who should forward the entire e-mail thread after the committee acts. Those interested in reviewing archived messages may request them from the Secretary-Treasurer, who may choose to redact confidential information from the thread.

 

Awards Committee

Bylaws Information[1]

(Article X, Section 3) Awards. The President shall appoint a five (5) member Awards Committee each year. This Committee shall recommend nominations for four (4) awards, the Veblen - Commons Award, the Clarence E. Ayres Award, the James H. Street Scholar, and the AFEE Service Award, to the Board of Directors, which shall have final responsibility for naming recipients of the awards.

(a) Veblen-Commons Award. The Veblen-Commons Award is given annually in recognition of scholarly contributions in the field of evolutionary institutional economics. Nominations for this award will be sought from the membership of AFEE.

(b) Clarence E. Ayres Award. In consultation with the President of AFEE, the Awards Committee will recommend a promising international scholar to be named the Ayres Scholar. Candidates for this award will be asked to submit a paper proposal and an explanation of how attendance at the annual meeting would enhance her/his work in evolutionary-institutional economics. Receipt of this award does not preclude later receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award.

(c) James H. Street Latin American Scholar. Each year the Association shall attempt to bring to the United States a Latin American scholar to present a paper at the annual program of the Association. The scholar shall be designated as the “James H. Street Latin American Scholar,” and AFEE will defray his or her expenses.

(d ) AFEE Service Award. The AFEE Service Award is given annually in recognition of service activities in aid of organizations and programs that enhance evolutionary institutional economics. Such activities might include but are not intended to be limited to (i) active mentoring, whether directly or by service as a referee for journals or as discussant at meetings; (ii) contributions to the reform of economic education and participation in innovative interdisciplinary projects; (iii) governmental or NGO service in pursuit of evolutionary social control of economies. Receipt of this award does not preclude receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award.

[1] This information comes directly from the AFEE bylaws.

Committee Charge

  • Issue a call for nominations to solicit nominations from AFEE members for the four annual AFEE awards. The committee should begin its work immediately, and nominations should be sent to the committee by March 31 (or earlier if possible). Each nomination should include a statement of qualifications and a vita, along with supporting documents such as letters of support.
  • Ensure that the call for nominations conforms with AFEE bylaws and Journal of Economic Issues guidelines for the June proceedings issue. Awardees’ papers should be written and presented in English.
  • Make a recommendation to the AFEE Board of Directors for the recipient of each award. The Committee Chair should submit its recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval through the AFEE President and Secretary-Treasurer no later than April 20, 2019. However, the Committee should note that selection of awardees must be completed before the President-Elect can finalize the program for the annual meeting, so the committee should work in consultation with the President-Elect to ensure coordination in program planning.
  • The Chair of the Awards Committee should inform those who were nominated but did not receive an award by email after the Board has approved the Award Committee’s recommendations and after the President has had sufficient time to notify the winners.
  • Build on this Committee’s recent efforts to better publicize the Veblen-Commons Award.
  • The Board passed a resolution at the January 2019 meeting to give the Ayres award to a young scholar from Asia or Africa.

Awards Committee Members (all terms end January 5, 2020)

Valerie Kepner (Director) — Committee Chair
Department of Economics
King’s College
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
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Deb Figart (Trustee)
Distinguished Professor of Economics
Stockton University
Galloway, NJ 08205
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Dorene Isenberg
Department of Economics
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA 92373
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Alexandra Bernasek
Senior Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts &
Professor, Department of Economics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
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Tim Wunder (Director)
Department of Economics
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76019
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Nominating Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 7)  7.1 The President of the Association shall appoint a Nominating Committee of five (5) members. In appointing a Nominating Committee, the President shall bear in mind the desirability of appointing members diversified by geographical location, field of specialization, gender, and race-ethnicity. The purpose of the Nominating Committee is to nominate persons for all elective offices, including the office of Secretary-Treasurer. The names of the members of the Nominating Committee shall be made known to the membership in a timely manner.

7.2 The announcement of the composition of the committee shall be accompanied by a statement inviting suggestions from the membership for names of suitable candidates for office, and by the quotation of this section of the Bylaws. Nominations for each elective office shall be submitted by the Nominating Committee to the Secretary-Treasurer. The Board of Directors shall have authority to approve final nominations of the Nominating Committee.

7.3 The Nominating Committee shall submit to the Board of Directors for approval one (1) name for President-Elect; four (4) names for the two (2) positions to be filled annually on the Board; and two (2) names for the one (1) position of a member who is not a citizen of the United States, must reside outside the United States, and is to be filled every third year on the Board. Members of the Nominating Committee may not be nominated by the same Committee.

7.4 The Secretary-Treasurer shall announce agreed-upon nominations no later than August 15 to the general membership. The announcement shall be accompanied by the quotation of this section of the Bylaws. Additional nominations may be made by any member of the Association for any office if supported by a petition signed by twenty-five (25) members of the Association and received by the Secretary-Treasurer on or before September 15.

7.5 On or before November 1, the Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare a ballot for all members bearing the names agreed upon by the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors, as well as the names of those nominated by petition, all to be accompanied by brief biographical sketches of the nominees. All votes returned by members of the Association shall be counted and tallied no later than December 1, on which date elections shall be deemed closed.

Committee Charge

  • Recommend nominees for President-Elect and for candidates to run for Director positions expiring next year. These recommendations should be distributed to the President and Secretary-Treasurer by May 1, 2019, after which they will be forwarded to the AFEE Board of Directors. Nominations should include a statement of qualifications along with supporting documents such as a vita.
  • Ensure that suggested nominees are aware of their responsibilities as President-Elect or Director. The Committee should only recommend nominees willing to attend all annual Board meetings during their term.

Nominating Committee Members (all terms end January 5, 2020)

Tonia Warnecke (Director) — Committee Chair
Department of Business
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Charles M.A. Clark (Trustee)
Department of Economics
St. John’s University
Jamaica, NY 11439
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Dell Champlin (Trustee)
School of Public Policy
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Anna Klimina
St. Thomas More College
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Sk S7N 0W6
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Sherry Kasper
Maryville College
502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804
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Committee on Publications and Electronic Media

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 8) 8.1 The Committee on Publications and Electronic Media will have the responsibility for working to help promote the Journal of Economic Issues (in consultation with the journal’s publishing team). The Committee shall also promote AFEE through the internet and electronic social media. It also advises the Secretary-Treasurer on any resources it requires to carry out its duties. The Board will determine how to best manage the allocation process for the use of AFEE resources toward the Committee’s objectives.

8.2 When necessary, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media is to serve as search and screening committee to select a new Editor. The Committee will establish its own procedures, make timely progress reports to the Board of Directors, and establish practical policies for the orderly transition to a new Editor. The Committee shall conduct an extensive and thorough search process. The process should be established on a global basis to invite persons familiar with institutional economics to submit their qualifications if they wish to be considered for the Editorship position. A notice to invite applications shall be sent to all members, and, in addition, shall be placed in the Journal of Economic Issues. Negotiations with universities for the financing of editorships shall be conducted by the nominee or nominees in conjunction with the President of the Association.

8.3 When necessary, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media is to serve as search and screening committee to select a new Web Content Editor and/or Social Media Coordinator. The Committee will establish its own procedures, make timely progress reports to the Board of Directors, and establish practical policies for an orderly transition. The process should be established on a global basis to invite persons familiar with institutional economics to submit their qualifications if they wish to be considered for a position. A notice to invite applications shall be sent to all members, be posted on the AFEE website and AFEEMAIL, and other relevant electronic venues.

8.4 When appropriate, the Committee on Publications and Electronic Media shall evaluate proposals for publications and projects other than the JEI and propose action to the Board of Directors; evaluate reprint policy and propose action to the Board of Directors; put into operational form any questions about publication or republication that are called to the attention of the Committee, and propose policies to the Board of Directors; act as an advisory group to the Editor of the JEI when the Editor requests advice; and undertake such other duties as it may be charged with by the President.

8.5 The composition of the Committee on Publications shall be: The President, as chair; the President-Elect; the Editor of the JEI ; two (2) additional members to be appointed each year by the President from Association members to serve for two years, with one rotating on in an even year and one in an odd year. Serving as ex officio are members appointed to positions related to AFEE’s web and social media presence.

Committee Charge

  • Examine whether AFEE should continue to engage with a web content editor and a social media coordinator. If so, plan to recruit (perhaps through graduate programs or internships) staff for these positions.
  • Complete updates to the JEI and JEI Wikipedia web pages.
  • Discuss whether papers on institutional economics presented at the ICAPE conference should be considered for publication in the June JEI.
  • Contact Taylor and Francis about providing free “teaser” JEI articles through social media or e-mail to increase interest in the journal.
  • Consider publishing a special JEI issue and/or stand-alone volume on evolutionary economics (as was done in the late-1980s), to summarize and advance institutionalist thought. The committee should also consider whether AFEE should republish its recent Editor’s choice collection (with an introduction and commentary).
  • Continue to serve as AFEE’s liaison to the working group of the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) on heterodox journal rankings. Jakob Kapeller and Engelbert Stockhammer head this research project to develop a ranking of journals in the field of political economy.

Publications Committee Members

David Zalewski (Officer) (term ends January 5, 2020) – Committee Chair
Providence College
School of Business, Ryan Center 252
Providence, RI 02918
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Charles Whalen (Officer) (term ends January 6, 2019)
Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
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Christopher Brown, (Officer) (term ends January 5, 2020)
Department of Economics
Arkansas State University
State University, AK 72467
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Richard Adkisson
Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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William Waller (Trustee), JEI Editor (will serve as long as he remains editor)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Department of Economics
Geneva, NY 14456
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Web Content Editor (ex officio)
If position is renewed.

Social Media Coordinator (ex officio)
If position is renewed.

 

Membership Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 9) Committee on Membership. The President shall appoint a Membership Committee consisting of five (5) members. The purpose of the Committee is to provide ideas and suggestions to the Board of Directors regarding how to increase membership and to carry out Board of Directors approved programs to increase Association membership.

Committee Charge

  • Explore ideas and propose a plan for retaining and increasing AFEE membership, with special attention to early career scholars, and to regions like Asia and Africa where AFEE should consider expanding. Possibilities include an AFEE summer school (perhaps offered with other organizations like ASE), graduate-student workshops, and outreach to scholars in other, related disciplines.
  • Meet with AFIT officers to coordinate goals and activities of the two organizations.
  • Enforce working rule that at least half of paper-presenters at the annual meeting must be AFEE members.
  • Collaborate with the President-Elect to engage the Committee on International and Regional Conferences in seeking new members at AFEE-sponsored meetings.
  • Contact graduate students at institutions like UMKC and Colorado State to encourage them to join AFEE and submit abstracts for the annual meeting. 

Membership Committee Members (all terms end January 5, 2020)

Geoffrey Schneider (Officer) – Committee Chair
Department of Economics
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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Felipe Almeida
Department of Economics
Federal University of Paraná
Paraná, Brazil
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Natália Bracarense
North Central College
School of Business and Entrepreneurship, B&E 112
Naperville, IL 60540
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Reynold Nesiba
Department of Economics
Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
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Steve Pressman
Colorado State University
610 Bridlemere Avenue
Interlaken, NJ 07712
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Finance Committee

Bylaws Information

(Article XI, Section 10) 10.1 The Finance Committee shall provide advice to the Secretary-Treasurer with regard to management of the Association’s financial portfolio, its annual budget, and other policies related to the Association’s finance.

10.2 The committee will consist of six (6) members who will serve three-year terms. The Secretary-Treasurer shall serve, ex-officio. The members should have technical competence with regard to investment in financial instruments. The Committee will elect its own chair.

10.3 Two members of the Finance Committee will be appointed each year by the President in consultation with the Secretary-Treasurer. Committee members will be eligible to stand for reappointment upon completion of their term.

10.4 The charge of the Finance Committee is as follows: to function as an advisory group to the Secretary-Treasurer on issues for which the Secretary-Treasurer requests advice; to articulate financial investment issues and questions that the committee believes the Board should consider addressing and present those issues and questions to the Board; to work with the Secretary-Treasurer to prepare a draft of an annual budget for presentation to the board for review and approval; to advise the Board on policies and procedures for the expenditure of funds; to advise the Board regarding distribution of funds from the financial investments of the Association; to advise the Board on policies and procedures for the receipt of gifts to the Association and to propose policies to the Board of Directors about financial investment issues upon which the Board of Directors requests advice.

Committee Charge

  • Monitor the performance of AFEE's investment portfolio under the newly-approved investment guidelines approved by the Board in January 2019, and report these results to the Board.
  • Update the AFEE board on the financial dimensions of the contract with Taylor and Francis, including any recommendations for future action.
  • Advise the Secretary-Treasurer on any changes recommended for the investment or annual budgeting process.

Finance Committee Members

Stephen P. Paschall (term ends January 5, 2020) – Committee Chair
Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks LLP
Fifth Avenue Place, Suite 2900
120 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Daphne T. Greenwood (term ends January 5, 2020)
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Department of Economics
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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Gary Dymski (term ends January 5, 2021)
Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT UK
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Janet Knoedler (Trustee) (term ends January 5, 2021)
Department of Economics
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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John Harvey (term ends January 6, 2022)
Department of Economics
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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Craig Medlen (term ends January 6, 2022)
Menlo College
Department of Economics
Atherton, CA 94027
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Eric Hake (Officer), Secretary/Treasurer (ex-officio)
KSOB 327
Department of Economics
2300 West Innes
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC 28144
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Committee for Regional and International Conferences

Bylaws Information

(Article VI, Section 6) President-Elect. The President-Elect shall have the responsibility for…chairing the Committee for Regional and International Conferences….

(Article X, Section 2) Sessions. The President-Elect shall work with the Committee for
Regional and International Conferences to organize sessions on institutional economics at appropriate regional, national, and international conferences and meetings. The name of the Association shall not be used for any presentation, program, lecture, or session of papers at any meeting that is not planned, approved, or authorized by the President-Elect. The joint sessions with other organizations shall identify the Association as a joint sponsorship.

(Article 11, Section 11) 11.1 The Committee for Regional and International Conferences shall work to organize and sponsor AFEE sessions at regional and international conference across the globe.

11.2 The President - Elect shall appoint members of the committee and/or other AFEE members to organize relevant AFEE - sponsored sessions.

11.3 The Committee shall have an annual budget established by the Board. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) The likelihood that the proposal will lead to long term increases in AFEE membership; and, (2) The likelihood of the proposal promoting institutional economics in a substantive way that would not be possible without AFEE funding. To receive funding, there must be a demonstrated financial need. Proposals will be considered in the order presented until funds are exhausted. Reimbursement for any one individual will be limited to $1,000. Exceptions to such limit require the support of the President and Secretary-Treasurer as well as the Committee for Regional and International Conferences. The President-Elect will consult with the Committee before deciding which proposals to fund. No proposal that is rejected by a majority of the Committee should receive funding.

Committee Charge

  • Work with local, regional and international associations to organize AFEE sessions, with the aim of promoting institutional economics and increasing AFEE membership.
  • Use AFEE listserv and other AFEE communications resources, working with the AFEE coordinator, to distribute calls for papers and conferences announcements as appropriate.
  • Jointly and individually explore ways to introduce the committee's activities into new regions and settings.
  • Work together, with AFEE officers and other committees as appropriate, to explore how the committee can help AFEE better position itself as an international organization.
  • By December 1, 2019, each committee member should send Christopher Brown (committee chair) a report on committee-related activities and accomplishments for the year. (Areas of focus for individual committee members are listed below.)

Committee for Regional and International Conferences Members

Christopher Brown (Officer) — Committee Chair (term ends January 5, 2020)
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR 72401
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Robert H. Scott, III                                           (term ends January 5, 2020)
Monmouth University                        
Monmouth, New Jersey, USA
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Asimina Christoforou (Director)                     (term ends January 5, 2020)
Athens University of Econ. & Bus.     
Athens, Greece                                              
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Brian Chi-ang Lin                                            (term ends January 5, 2020)
Dept. of Public Finance                      
National Chengchi University
Taipei, Taiwan
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Alicia Girón                                                     (term ends January 5, 2021)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México                                     
Mexico  Email: Log into your account to view the email address.
Susan Schroeder                                             (term ends January 5, 2021)
University of Sydney                          
Sydney, Australia
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Zdravka Todorova                                           (term ends January 5, 2021)
Wright State University                     
Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Karol Gil-Vasquez                               
Nichols College                                               (term ends January 6, 2022)
Dudley, MA 01571
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Svetlana Kirdina-Chandler                              (term ends January 6, 2022)
Institute of Economics           
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Russian Federation
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Anna Klimina                                                   (term ends January 6, 2022
St. Thomas More College
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Sk S7N 0W6
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Ad-Hoc Committee on AFEE Officer Meeting Reimbursement

Committee Charge

To discuss and recommend a policy to the AFEE Board of Directors concerning the partial reimbursement of travel expenses by AFEE for officers who may be otherwise unable to attend the annual meeting because of a lack of funds. The Committee Chair (Secretary-Treasurer) should report the results of the Committee’s work at the 2020 AFEE Board of Directors meeting.

Committee Members

Eric Hake (Officer), Secretary/Treasurer and Committee Chair
KSOB 327
Department of Economics
2300 West Innes
Catawba College
Salisbury, NC 28144   
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Janet Knoedler (Trustee)
Department of Economics
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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James Peach (Trustee)
Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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John Marangos
Department of Balkans, Slavic, and Oriental Studies
University of Macedonia
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Bill Dugger (Trustee)
Professor Emeritus
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK 74104
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