Executive Director Evaluation Committee


This committee works to craft criteria for evaluating the Executive Director and implement evaluations of ED performance on an annual basis. Committee tasks include working with the Executive Director to develop annual goals and performance criteria. The committee may amend or add performance criteria, but will consider including financial, administrative staff, ISA journals and convention management, leadership of the association, membership services, extra association relationships, and crisis management. The committee may also recommend merit salary increases, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee and Governing Council.

About the Committee

The Executive Director Evaluation Committee is a standing committee of ISA. Committee members were appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council

Membership and Terms

  • The three committee members will each serve a three-year, staggered term
  • Terms officially begin with the ISA Governing Council meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed

Committee Members

Etel Solingen | Chair
February 2017 - March 2020
University of California Irvine

Thomas G. Weiss | Member
April 2018 - April 2021
CUNY Graduate Center

Shannon Lindsey Blanton | Member
March 2019 - March 2022
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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