Report of the 2005 Nominating Committee

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The Nominating Committee met in Washington, D.C., on September 3, 2005, for the purpose of nominating candidates for four national offices and for each of ten districts for the Association's governing Council. The nominees are listed below in alphabetical order, along with their disciplines and institutional affiliations. Incumbents are designated by an asterisk. The Council districts are also listed and defined below. Biographical information on each candidate will accompany the ballots that will be sent out on or about March 1, 2006. Ballots must be returned and received on or before April 17, 2006. Regulations concerning nominations by petition may be found in the Association's Constitution, Article V, Section 3. Petitions must be submitted to the Washington office not later than December 15, 2005. Additional information may be obtained from Mark Smith, staff to the Election Committee, by sending an e-mail to The committee expresses its thanks to all of the proposed candidates, whether selected for nomination or not, for their willingness to serve and for their commitment to the Association.

2005 Officer Nominees


Thomas E. Guild (Legal Studies), University of Central Oklahoma

Cary Nelson (English), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

First Vice President

* Larry G. Gerber (History), Auburn University (Ala.)

Daniel P. Murphy (History), Hanover College (Ind.)

Second Vice President

Estelle S. Gellman (Educational Psychology), Hofstra University (N.Y.)

Gerald M. Turkel (Sociology), University of Delaware


* Jeffrey A. Butts (Biology), Appalachian State University (N.C.)

George C. Wharton (Communication), Curry College (Mass.)

2005 Council Nominees

District I (Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Utah)

Candace Kant (History), Community College of Southern Nevada

Niame (Sociology), University of New Mexico

District II (Alaska, Colo., Hawaii, Idaho, Kans., Mont., Nebr., N.Dak., Okla., Ore., S.Dak., Tex., Wash. …