General Inquiries

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

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Email Questions to the MPSA regarding:

Conferences & Exhibitors: Conf@mpsanet.org
Membership & Communication: MPSAInfo@mpsanet.org
Executive Management: ExecutiveOffice@mpsanet.org

 

MPSA Staff

Executive Management: ExecutiveOffice@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 6
William Morgan, Ph.D., Executive Director: morgan@mpsanet.org
Meegan Isenhour, CAE, Administrative Director. isenhour@mpsanet.org

Conferences: Conf@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 1
Tamara Speelmon, Conference Director: speelmon@mpsanet.org
Bonnie Van Deventer, Conference Administrator: vandeventer@mpsanet.org
Lewis Hoss, Ph.D., Research Assistant: hoss@mpsanet.org

Membership & Communications: MPSAInfo@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 2
Amy Dubach, CAE, Membership & Communications Director: dubach@mpsanet.org
Stephanie Carter, Membership Specialist: carter@mpsanet.org

Information Technology: techsupport@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 11
Rachel Ankerholz, IT Director: ankerholz@mpsanet.org
Lisa Jorgenson, Systems Administrator: jorgenson@mpsanet.org
Gigi Belay, Database Specialist: belay@mpsanet.org
Robin Mendoza, Graduate Assistant: mendoza@mpsanet.org

Executive Management: ExecutiveOffice@mpsanet.org 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 Directorisenhour@mpsanet.org 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 nineteen 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: Conf@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 1

Tamara Speelmon, Conference Directorspeelmon@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 4

Tamara Speelmon is the Conference Director at MPSA. In her role, she works on all aspects of Conference Content for the Annual conference. She manages the programming committee and schedules all sessions.

Bonnie Van Deventer, Conference Administratorvandeventer@mpsanet.org 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.

Lewis Hoss, Ph.D., Research Assistanthoss@mpsanet.org

Lewis Hoss is a Research Assistant in the Conference Department at MPSA where he assists with data entry, virtual conference platform configuration, support and the creation of presentation recordings.

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.

Membership & Communications: MPSAInfo@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 2

Amy Dubach, CAE, Membership and Communications Directordubach@mpsanet.org 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 thirteen 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.

Stephanie Carter, Membership Specialistcarter@mpsanet.org 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 12 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: techsupport@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 11

Rachel Ankerholz, IT Directorankerholz@mpsanet.org 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 15 years of experience in a technical role with the non-profit organizations, with the last 7 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.

Lisa Jorgenson, Systems Administratorjorgenson@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 11

Lisa Jorgenson is the Systems Administrator at MPSA, where she is responsible for the overall integrity of the organization’s Customer Relationship Management system, including applications development, data management, analytics and technical support.

Lisa has over 10 years of experience working with manufacturing and non-profit organizations in system administration, business process analysis, program management, and data stewardship roles. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Computer Information Systems from Saint Cloud State University.

Lisa enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with her family.

Gigi Belay, Database Specialistbelay@mpsanet.org or (812) 558-0588 x 12

Gigi Belay is the Database Specialist at MPSA, where she supports the IT team with all database-related projects. Gigi has worked for associations, the financial industry, and other companies for over 10 years in different roles to support data integrity, data management, data analysis, and the development of reports and dashboards.

Gigi holds a BS in Information System Management from UMGC and an Associate Degree in Computer Science and Accounting.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her kids and husband.

Robin Mendoza, Graduate Assistantmendoza@mpsanet.org

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.