Board

The Board members listed below were elected by the vote of those EATAW members present at the 2019 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Board are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the successful occurrence of the EATAW conference
  • Providing support to the host institution selected
  • Discussing issues related to academic writing that may arise or be presented by members
  • Communicating with the organisers of EATAW-endorsed publications or research ventures
  • Reviewing and proposing amendments to the constitution
  • Liaising with other organisations concerned with writing issues

Elections to the EATAW Board are held biennially at the EATAW Conference. The next elections will be held on our next conference 2021.

Nominations for election will be accepted up to four weeks in advance of the date of the elections. Candidates standing for election must have a demonstrated interest and experience in the teaching of academic writing, must have been associated with EATAW for two years, and must have attended at least one earlier EATAW conference. Members of EATAW working in countries outside Europe may stand for election. Under extreme or extenuating circumstances candidates can stand for the board in absentia. This would involve explaining in the presentation to the membership why the candidate is unable to attend the conference. Candidates standing in absentia must be able to attend the post-conference board meeting via online media.

EATAW Board 2019–2021

Djuddah Leijen (chair)
University of Tartu, Estonia
Email: djuddah.leijen@ut.ee

Stuart Wrigley (deputy chair)
Royal Holloway University, UK
Email: stuart.wrigley@rhul.ac.uk

Alma Jahic Jasic (secretary)
University of Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams (ex-officio member of the board; editor of the EATAW journal)
Coventry University, United Kingdom
Email: chd001@coventry.ac.uk

Magnus Gustafsson

Magnus Gustafsson (treasurer)
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Email: magusta@chalmers.se

Alena Kasparkova (conference coordinator)
VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Email: alena.kasparkova@vsb.cz

Christian Rapp (web secretary)
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Email: rapp@zhaw.ch

Erin Bethany Zimmerman (membership secretary)
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Email: ez12@aub.edu.lb

Previous Board members

Board 2017-2019

Jose Brandao Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal
Amanda French, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Coventry University, UK
Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Djuddah Leijen, University of Tartu, Estonia
Stuart Wrigley, Royal Holloway University, UK
Erin Bethany Zimmermann, American university of Beirut, Libanon

Board 2015-2017

Roman Banzer, University of Liechtenstein
Esther Breuer, Cologne University, Germany
Jim Donohue, Open University, UK
Amanda French, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Coventry University, UK
Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
John Harbord, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Bojana Petric, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Kärt Rummel, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Board 2013-2015

Roman Banzer University of Liechtenstein
Esther Breuer Cologne University, Germany
Kathleen Shine Cain Merrimack College, USA
Jim Donohue Open University, UK
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams Coventry University, UK
Magnus Gustafsson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Bojana Petric University of Essex, United Kingdom

Board 2011-2013

Roman Banzer University of Liechtenstein
Melanie Brinkschulte Georg-August-Universität Goettingen, Germany Kathleen Shine Cain Merrimack College, USA
Jim Donohue Open University, UK
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams Coventry University, UK
Magnus Gustafsson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Stefanie Haacke Bielefeld University, Germany
Halyna Kaluzhna Ivan Franko National University of L’viv, Ukraine
Ide O’Sullivan University of Limerick, Ireland

Board 2009-2011

Melanie Brinkeschulte Georg August Universität Goettingen, Germany
Jim Donohue Open University, UK
Anne-Florence Dujardin Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams Coventry University, UK
Magnus Gustafsson Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Halyna Kaluzhna Ivan Franko National University of L’viv, Ukraine
Ulrike Lange Universität Bochum, Germany
Bojana Petric University of Essex, UK

Board 2007-2009

John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams Coventry University, UK
Lotte Rienecker Copenhagen University, Denmark
Otto Kruse University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland
Gabriela Ruhmann, Universität Bochum, Germany
Kirsten Schindler Universität zu Köln, Germany
Esther van der Voort University of Leiden, Netherlands
Bojana Petric University of Essex, United Kingdom
Vera Zegers University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Board 2005-2007

John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Carmen Dell’Aversano University of Pisa, Italy
Sangrawee Chaopricha Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
George Exadaktilos Hellenic American Union, Greece
Vassiliki Kourbani Hellenic American University, Greece
Otto Kruse University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland
Esther van der Voort University of Leiden, Netherlands
Siew-Rong Wu National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Vera Zegers University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Board 2003-2005

John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Carmen Dell’Aversano University of Pisa, Italy
George Exadaktilos Hellenic American Union, Greece
Katrin Girgensohn European University Viadrina, Germany
Caroline Greenman University of Leeuwen, Belgium
Otto Kruse University of Erfuhrt, Germany
Carol Thomson University of Natal, South Africa

Board 2001-2003

Lotte Rieneker Copenhagen University, Denmark
John Harbord Central European University, Hungary
Filitsa Sofianou American University in Bulgaria
Caroline Greenman University of Leeuwen, Belgium
Katrin Girgensohn European University Viadrina, Germany (I think)

Board 1999-2001

Otto Kruse, Germany, Erfurt University, Germany
Gabi Ruhmann, University of Bochum, Germany
Jacqueline van Kruiningen, Groningen University, Netherlands
Olga Dysthe, Bergen University? Norway
Lotte Rieneker, Copenhagen University, Denmark.