Council of Writing Program Administrators Executive Board

The Council of Writing Program Administrators is a national association of college and university faculty who serve or have served as directors of first year composition or writing programs, coordinators of writing centers and writing workshops, chairpersons and members of writing-program-related committees, or in similar administrative capacities. The Council of Writing Program Administrators is an affiliate of the Association of American Colleges and the Modern Language Association.

CWPA Executive Board Members

CWPA is led by an Executive Board, whose current membership consists of:

  • Susan Thomas, President, University of Sydney (terms ends 2023; will succeed to Immediate Past President)
  • Lilian Mina, Vice President, University of Alabama at Birmingham (term ends 2023; will succeed to President)
  • Mark Blaauw-Hara, Immediate Past President, University of Toronto (term ends 2023)
  • Candie McKee Williams, Oklahoma City Community College (term ends 2024)
  • Al Harahap, University of Oklahoma (term ends 2024)
  • Erin Lehman, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (term ends 2024)
  • Katherine Daily O'Meara, St. Norbert College (term ends 2023)
  • Julia Voss, Santa Clara University (term ends 2023)


  • Mary McCall, Treasurer, North Dakota State University
  • Kelly Blewett, Secretary, Indiana University East
  • Amanda Presswood, Outreach, Hope College 
  • Douglass Hesse, Archivist, University of Denver
  • Shirley Rose, Co-Director, Consultant Evaluator Service, Arizona State University
  • Michael Pemberton, Co-Director, Consultant Evaluator Service, Georgia Southern University
  • Patti Poblete, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, Henderson State University
  • Tracy Morse, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, East Carolina University
  • Wendy Sharer, Co-Editor, WPA Journal, East Carolina University 

Past WPA Presidents

Since 1978, the Council of Writing Program Administrators has had these presidents: 

Past WPA Presidents / Years Served

  • Mark Blaauw-Hara (2019-2021)
  • Dominic DelliCarpini (2017-2019)
  • Susan Miller-Cochran (2015-2017)
  • Rita Malenczyk (2013-2015)
  • Duane Roen (2011-2013)
  • Linda Adler-Kassner (2009-2011)
  • Joseph Janangelo (2007-2009)
  • Shirley K Rose (2005-2007)
  • Chris Anson (1/2003-6/2005)
  • Kathleen Blake Yancey (2001-2002)
  • Doug Hesse (1999-2000)
  • Theresa Enos (1997-1998)
  • Charles Schuster (1995-1996)
  • Barbara Cambridge (1993-1994)
  • Ben McClelland (1991-1992)
  • Lynn Z. Bloom (1989-1990)
  • Linda Peterson (1987-1988)
  • Winifred Horner (1985-1986)
  • Harvey Wiener (1979-1985)

Past Executive Boards

2019 Exec Board

2018 Exec Board

2017 Exec Board

2016 CWPA Exec Board

2015 CWPA Exec Board

2014 CWPA Exec Board

2013 CWPA Exec Board

2012 CWPA Exec Board

2011 CWPA Exec Board

2010 CWPA Exec Board

2009 CWPA Exec Board

2008 CWPA Exec Board

2007 CWPA Exec Board

2006 CWPA Exec Board

2005 CWPA Exec Board

2004 CWPA Exec Board

2003 CWPA Exec Board

2002 CWPA Exec Board

2001 CWPA Exec Board

2000 CWPA Exec Board