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 Emma Rose University of Washington, Tacoma, USA
Secretary/Treasurer Kristen Moore Texas Tech University, USA
Past Chair Claire Lauer Arizona State University, USA
Managing Editor, CDQ Derek Ross Auburn University, USA
Conference Chair 2018 Tammy
Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Conference Chair 2018 Nadya Shalamova Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA
Program Chair 2018 Elizabeth L. Angeli Marquette University, USA
Program Chair 2018 T. Kenny Fountain Case Western Reserve University, USA
Microsoft Student Research Chair Jason Swarts North Carolina State University, USA
Past Conference Chair 2017 Rebekka Andersen University of California, Davis, USA
Past Program Chair 2017 Elizabeth Keller Indiana Purdue University Fort
Wayne, USA
Sponsorship Manager Abigail Selzer King Texas Tech University, USA
Member at Large Natasha Jones University of Central Florida, USA
Member at Large Brian Ballentine West Virginia University, USA
Communications Manager Luke Thominet Florida International University, USA
Website Manager Adam Strantz Miami University of Ohio, USA
Social Media Manager Jason Tham University of Minnesota, USA
Student Representative Allegra Smith Purdue University, USA
Organizational Liaison
Lisa Meloncon University of South Florida, USA
Health and Medical Communication Liaison Kirk St. Amant Louisiana Tech University
Chair of EuroSIGDOC Manuela Aparicio ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


Past Chairs

  • Liza Potts: 2013-2016
  • 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