Modern Language Association Liaison Committee


  1. Serve as ABC liaison with the MLA by offering a session at the annual MLA meeting.
  2. Read and review submissions for the single panel session allowed at the MLA meeting.
  3. Encourage junior faculty member and student participation in ABC through research.
  4. Recommend new charges for the following year.
  5. Request committee members additions/drops by first logging into ABC and then completing the quick Committee Update Request form at:
  6. Post September 1 annual report on your community shared files site and also post to Committee Chair shared files for First Vice President.  Post interim report (near late February or other to-be-determined date) as directed.

Community Page

The Community Page for this committee is for members and links to the committee's forum and file library.

Committee Members 2021

Name End of 3-Year Term (Renewable)
Jim Archibald 12/31/2022
Salvatore Averna 12/31/2021
Clark Barwick 12/31/2022
William Christopher Brown, Chair 12/31/2022
Paullett Golden 12/31/2021
Sarah Moore 12/31/2021
Kristin Pickering 12/31/2022
Amy Rubens 12/31/2023
Katherine Wills 12/31/2021

Past Chairs

Kris Pickering, Tennessee Technological University
Katherine Wills, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus
Mahli Mechenbier, Kent State University

Blog Posts

CFP for the 2022 ABC MLA Panel: "Communicating Inclusivity and Diversity in the Workplace" (Due: 07 March 2021)

By: William Christopher Brown | Feb 1

CFP for the 2021 ABC MLA Panel: "The Rhetoric of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility"

By: William Christopher Brown | Feb 3

CFP for the 2020 ABC MLA Panel: "Inclusivity, Accessibility, Community: Teaching Business Communication Online"

By: William Christopher Brown | Jan 13

ABC CFP for the 2019 MLA: "Representing Business Communication in Literature across Genres (Dedicated to Kitty O. Locker, 1948-2005)"

By: William Christopher Brown | Jan 11