Executive Council

The primary governing body of the Association for Laboratory Phonology is the 11-member Executive Council, which consists of three appointed Councilors (who serve ex officio for their roles as the Chief Editor of the Association journal or as a representative from the organizing committee for either the previous or the upcoming LabPhon meeting), four Councilors who are elected to serve in a particular office (the President, the Vice-President/President-Elect, the Secretary, and the Treasurer), and four elected Councilors-at-Large.

Terms of office

The (renewable) term for the Chief Editor of Laboratory Phonology originally was five years, as specified in the original bylaws that were filed when the Association was incorporated as a non-profit organization, as well as in the contract with Mouton de Gruyter, the original publisher. It currently is three years, as specified in the bylaws as amended in 2016, when the journal moved to Ubiquity Press, the current publisher. (During this transition between publishers, there was a brief period when both the outgoing Chief Editor and the incoming Chief Editor participated in meetings of the Executive Council.)

The other ten Councilors typically serve on the Executive Council for four years, with terms specified so that five of them are replaced by newly appointed or newly elected Councilors at each meeting of the members of the Association that is held during the biennial LabPhon conference. Specifically, the appointed representative of the previous LabPhon meeting steps off of the Executive Council (to be replaced by the appointed representative of the current LabPhon meeting); the President steps off the Executive Council (to be replaced by the Vice-President / President Elect who was elected just before the previous LabPhon meeting); and the schedule of elections of the remaining Councilors is specified so that the onsets of the terms of two Councilors-at-Large and of the Treasurer are staggered relative to the onsets of the terms of the other two Councilors-at-Large and of the Secretary, respectively.

This arrangement of overlapping terms results in a transition from one group of Councillors to a different group of Councillors every two years. The groups who have served since the founding of the Association in 2010 are listed in the following sections.

Current Executive Council (term of office)

  • Mariapaola D'Imperio, President (2018-2020)
  • Cynthia Clopper, Vice-President (2018-2020)
  • Lisa Davidson, Secretary (2016-2020)
  • Jeff Mielke, Treasurer (2018-2022)
  • Mirjam Ernestus, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2018-2021)
  • Molly Babel, Organizing Committee LabPhon 17 (2018-2022)
  • Sónia Frota, Organizing Committee LabPhon 16 (2016-2020)
  • Sasha Calhoun, Councilor-at-Large (2018-2022)
  • Alexei Kochetov, Councilor-at-Large (2018-2022)
  • Janet Fletcher, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)
  • Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)

4th Executive Council (term of office)

  • Kenneth de Jong, President (2016-2018)
  • Mariapaola D'Imperio, Vice-President (2016-2018)
  • Lisa Davidson, Secretary (2016-2020)
  • Jeff Mielke, Treasurer (2014-2018)
  • Mirjam Ernestus, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2015-2018)
  • Sónia Frota, Organizing Committee LabPhon 16 (2016-2020)
  • Abby Cohn, Organizing Committee LabPhon 15 (2014-2018)
  • Janet Fletcher, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)
  • Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Councilor-at-Large (2016-2020)
  • Mary E. Beckman, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)
  • Cécile Fougeron, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)

3rd Executive Council (term of office)

  • Martine Grice, President (2014-2016)
  • Kenneth de Jong, Vice-President (2014-2016)
  • Matt Goldrick, Secretary (2012-2016)
  • Jeff Mielke, Treasurer (2014-2018)
  • Mirjam Ernestus, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2015-2018)
  • Jennifer Cole, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2010-2015)
  • Abby Cohn, Organizing Committee LabPhon 15 (2014-2018)
  • Haruo Kubozono, Organizing Committee LabPhon 14 (2012-2016)
  • Mary E. Beckman, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)
  • Cécile Fougeron, Councilor-at-Large (2014-2018)
  • Ioana Chitoran, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2016)
  • Taehong Cho, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2016)

2nd Executive Council (term of office)

  • D. Robert Ladd, President (2010-2014)
  • Martine Grice, Vice-President (2012-2014)
  • Matt Goldrick, Secretary (2012-2016)
  • Caroline Smith, Treasurer (2012-2014)
  • Jennifer Cole, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2010-2015)
  • Haruo Kubozono, Organizing Committee LabPhon 14 (2012-2016)
  • Grzegorz Dogil, Organizing Committee LabPhon 13 (2010-2014)
  • Ioana Chitoran, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2016)
  • Taehong Cho, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2016)
  • Mary Beckman, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2014)
  • José Ignacio Hualde, Councilor-at-Large (2012-2014)

1st Executive Council (term of office)

  • D. Robert Ladd, President (2010-2014)
  • José Ignacio Hualde, Vice-President (2010-2012)
  • Ian Maddieson, Secretary (2010-2012)
  • John Kingston, Treasurer (2010-2011)
  • Jennifer Cole, Editor-in-Chief of Laboratory Phonology (2010-2015)
  • Grzegorz Dogil, Organizing Committee LabPhon 13 (2010-2014)
  • Caroline Smith, Organizing Committee LabPhon 12 (2010-2012)
  • Eleonora Cavalcante Albano, Councilor-at-Large (2010-2012)
  • Mary Beckman, Councilor-at-Large (2010-2014)
  • Mariapaola D'Imperio, Councilor-at-Large (2010-2012)
  • Paul Warren, Councilor-at-Large (2010-2012)