Melissa Lonegrass (Louisiana State U.) (chair)
John Anderson (Mississippi College)
Kami Chavis Simmons (Wake Forest)
Atiba Ellis (W. Virginia U.)
Jennifer Laurin (U. Texas)
Karen Sneddon (Mercer)
Ben Cooper (Mississippi)
JoAnne Sweeney (Louisville)
Welcome to the SEALS New Scholars Program. We are thrilled that you will be participating in this year’s exciting program. We look forward to learning more about you and your area of scholarship interest.
Please look at the New Scholar Guidelines, which should address most questions that you may have about your presentation.
We will try to organize the panels of New Scholars at least loosely by subject matter and to schedule them near the times of other panels in related subject areas. We do this to allow you to meet other New Scholars in similar areas and to make it easier for more seasoned scholars to tell which panels they might attend to hear about new work and to offer advice based on their areas of expertise. While the diversity of subjects and last minute substitutions can make subject matter groupings difficult, we have done the best we can. All New Scholars are also assigned a mentor.
If you have not done so already, please make sure to register for the conference, pay the required registration fee, and arrange for your rooms soon. Some people attend the whole week-long conference, while others attend just a few days centered around the time that they are speaking. Information for registering is also on this website.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
SEALS New Scholars Committee