General Inquiries

Midwest Political Science Association
885 S. College Mall Rd., #382
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: (812) 558-0588
Fax: (812) 335-1510

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Email Questions to the MPSA regarding:

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MPSA Staff

Executive Management: or (812) 558-0588 x 6
William Morgan, Ph.D., Executive Director:
Meegan Isenhour, CAE, Administrative Director.

Conferences: or (812) 558-0588 x 1
Tamara Speelmon, Conference Director:
Bonnie Van Deventer, Conference Administrator:
Robin Mendoza, Graduate Assistant:

Membership & Communications: or (812) 558-0588 x 10
Amy Dubach, CAE, Membership & Communications Director:
Lewis Hoss, Ph.D., Professional Development Manager:
Stephanie Carter, Membership Specialist:

Information Technology: or (812) 558-0588 x 11
Rachel Ankerholz, IT Director:
Kahee Kim, IT Systems Administrator:

Executive Management: or (812) 558-0588 x 6

William Morgan, Ph.D, Executive Directormorgan@mpsanet.orgView Dr. Morgan's CV

Dr. William Morgan has served as the executive director of MPSA since 2000. During this time, the MPSA experienced growth, with number of conference presenters increasing by 250% and the number of members increasing by almost 300%. The membership has also changed, with the percent of international members increasing from 4% to 20%.

While at the MPSA, Will has served as a Board member of the Council of Social Science Associations, a Program Committee member for the Society for Scholarly Publishing, an Academic Society Advisory Committee member for Wiley Publishing, and a member of the Association Research Committee for the American Society of Association Executives. During this time, the MPSA received the “Power of Associations” award from the American Society of Association Executives, and the “Award for Excellence” from the Indiana Society of Association Executives.

Prior to serving as Executive Director for the MPSA, Will was co-director of the Center for Participation and Citizenship. In 2001, will received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University and he authored or coauthored articles that have appeared in The American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, and Social Science Quarterly.

Meegan Isenhour, CAE, Administrative or (812) 558-0588 x 6

Meegan Isenhour, CAE joined MPSA in 2013 and is the Administrative Director, providing support to the executive office and governance structure of the organization. Her duties include managing human resources, maintaining the MPSA virtual office, serving as a committee liaison, and managing exhibits and sponsorships at the MPSA annual conference.

Meegan holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is a Certified Association Executive® with more than twenty years of experience with non-profit associations.

In her spare time, Meegan enjoys reading, running, hiking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and four dogs.

Conferences: or (812) 558-0588 x 1

Tamara Speelmon, Conference or (812) 558-0588 x 4

Tamara has served as Conference Director at the MPSA for the last 20 years. She is responsible for all aspects of the conference. Tamara came to us two decades ago with an extensive career in business operations along with a lifelong interest in politics. Prior to her employment with MPSA, Tamara was Director of Operations in both publishing and manufacturing. She applies those same business principles and high standards to building events.

In her free time, Tamara enjoys international and domestic travel, camping, swimming, and is a voracious reader. She and her husband Lance, have two grown sons Drew and Clayton, daughter-in-law Natalie, and a very spoiled Yorkshire Terrier Paige.

Bonnie Van Deventer, Conference or (812) 558-0588 x 1

Bonnie Van Deventer serves as the Conference Administrator. Her responsibilities include conference customer service, overseeing onsite registration and assisting with the organization of the annual conference. Prior to joining MPSA in 2012, Bonnie’s experience included project management, contract administration and administrative services, in the private sector and University setting. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling.

Robin Mendoza, Graduate

Robin Mendoza is a Graduate Assistant at MPSA. She is responsible for working closely with the IT team to assist in managing the virtual conference platform. Her experience is in data entry and analysis, as well as quantitative and qualitative research.

Robin is currently completing her Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies. In her free time, Robin likes to draw and go on walks with her small dog, Taggerton.

Membership & Communications: or (812) 558-0588 x 10

Amy Dubach, CAE, Membership and Communications or (812) 558-0588 x 3

Amy Dubach, CAE is the Membership and Communications Director for the MPSA, where she oversees membership, communications, marketing, graphic design, member engagement and other special projects.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University and is a Certified Association Executive® with fourteen years of non-profit association experience. She is passionate about connecting with people through communications and creating a meaningful and positive member experience.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family camping, going for walks, and putting together a craft project with friends.

Lewis Hoss, Ph.D., Professional Development or (812) 558-0588 x 13

Lewis Hoss is the Professional Development Manager at MPSA where he works to create professional development opportunities, manages webinars and conference recordings, and engages members in online communities and interest groups.

Lewis received his doctorate in the study of the history of political thought from the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University in March 2021. In his free time, Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife and son and rooting for the Chicago Bears.

Stephanie Carter, Membership or (812) 558-0588 x 10

Stephanie Carter is the Membership Specialist at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), where she assists with all aspects of membership including onboarding and renewals, programs and services, member assistance, and special projects.

With a B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism, Stephanie has been involved with associations for more than 13 years. She brings her expertise and upbeat personality to the table when working with and for association members. Whether it’s a membership project or troubleshooting an issue, her knowledge, passion and dedication to the field always comes first.

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys camping and hiking (her biggest trail accomplishment is Half Dome in Yosemite!), reading endless amounts of books and spending quality time with her husband, Matt and their two children, Ava and Brayden.

Information Technology: or (812) 558-0588 x 11

Rachel Ankerholz, IT or (812) 558-0588 x 5

Rachel is the IT Director at MPSA. She is responsible for the overall organizational IT strategy, implementation and management of MPSA’s IT Systems. She provides leadership for the continued development of innovative, robust, and secure IT Systems.

Rachel has more than 16 years of experience in a technical role with the non-profit organizations, with the last 9 years in a leadership role. She has led multiple implementation projects and spearheaded new program development. She is a graduate from Mankato State University. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, backpacking, and beekeeping.

Kahee Kim, IT Systems or (812) 558-0588 x 11 

Kahee Kim is the IT Systems Administrator at MPSA. She is responsible for the overall integrity, administration, and support of MPSA’s Association Management System (CRM/AMS). Prior to joining MPSA, Kahee has worked in the education field, developing her customer service and technical expertise.

Kahee was born and raised in South Korea and earned her bachelor’s degree from Korea University. In her spare time, Kahee enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading books, and watching movies.