The SIGDOC Board consists of volunteers who help actively advance the organization and its endeavors. Throughout its history SIGDOC has benefited greatly from the many volunteers who have served in various capacities. SIGDOC is seeking active participation from members, so if you would like to get involved, please contact us at


Role Name Affiliation
Chair Claire Lauer Arizona State University, USA
Vice Chair Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University, USA
Secretary/Treasurer Kristen Moore Texas Tech University, USA
Past Chair Liza Potts Michigan State University, USA
Managing Editor, CDQ Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University, USA
Conference Chair 2017 Rebekka Andersen University of California, Davis, USA
Program Chair 2017 Elizabeth Keller Indiana Purdue Univeristy Fort Wayne, USA
Microsoft Student Research Chair Jason Swarts North Carolina State University, USA
Conference Co-Chair 2016 Douglas Walls North Carolina State University, USA
Conference Co-Chair 2016 Michael Trice Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Member at Large Natasha Jones University of Central Florida, USA
Member at Large Brian Ballentine West Virginia University, USA
Member at Large Karl Stolley Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Student Representative Allegra Smith Purdue University, USA
Website Manager Mike McLeod Drawbridge Inc./Eli Review
Social Media Manager Alice Daer Thomson-Reuters
Sponsorship Manager Dawn Opel Michigan State University, USA
Organizational Liason
Lisa Meloncon University of Cincinnati, USA
Industry Liason Emma Rose University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Chair of EuroSIGDOC Carlos Costa ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


Past Chairs

  • Rob Pierce: 2012-2013
  • Brad Mehlenbacher: 2005-2012
  • Scott Tilley: 2003-2005
  • Kathy Haramundanis: 1997-2003
  • Nina Wishbow: 1993-1997
  • R. John Brockmann: 1989-1993
  • Diana Patterson: 1980-1989
  • Tom D’Auria: 1977-1980
  • Joe Rigo: 1975-1977