Officers & Board of Directors

Chair: Rosalyn M. King, Northern Virginia Community College
Vice Chair: Heather R. Parker, Saint Leo University-Fl
Secretary: Sushma Shukla,Virginia International University
Director: Brian Jacobs, panOpen-CT/NY
Director: Jia Yu, Southern Connecticut State University
Liaison: Longqing Li, Christopher Newport University-VA
Liaison: Catie Bridges, Potomac State College-WVU
Liaison: Irene J. Dabrowski, St. John's University-NY
Liaison: Satarupa Das, Montgomery College-MD
Liaison: Philip C. Dolce, Bergen Community College-NJ
Liaison: Babita Srivastava, William Paterson, University-NJ
Liaison: Katrina Spigner, Columbia College-SC
   Emeritus: Frank J. Cavaioli, Professor Emeritus, Farmingdale State, SUNY-NY
Emeritus: Gene Grabiner, Erie Community College-New York
 Emeritus: Gerard Morin, Northern Essex Community College-Mass.
Emeritus: George Skau, Professor Emeritus, Bergen Community College-NJ
 Emeritus: Elizabeth Wilcoxson, Northern Essex Community College-Mass.
Emeritus: Paul Zigo, Director, World War II Era Studies Institute-New Jersey


Applications are Being Accepted!

The East Coast Colleges Social Science Association (ECCSSA) is looking for dynamic social and behavioral scientists and related professionals to serve on our Board of Directors and work to promote the mission of the Association. We are looking to fill 5-7 positions in the states where we have gaps. This is an opportunity for growth for those professionals wanting to express their intellect, creativity and leadership. We are looking for innovative and creative thinkers who are looking for a challenge that allows you to experiment with leadership zest. We are looking for those scholars who are energetic and want to lead change. We will give the right minds and personalities an opportunity to become recognized world scholars as a result of your work with the Association. We are also currently looking for those dynamic professionals that will be interested in assuming leadership roles in the Association, including the top officer positions.

Please visit the ECCSSA website to review the By-laws, mission of ECCSSA and past conferences and roundtables.  We are looking for a working Board with principal roles in executive membership and leadership; and, in developing and implementing our conference roundtables and participating in the production of the ECCSSA Journal.  Though ECCSSA has been in existence for 42 years, we are also currently making every effort to widen the recognition of the Association.   Over the past years, ECCSSA has focused on large regional conferences, but in 2012, we changed the format of scholarly dialogue to smaller and more meaningful conference roundtables limited to a smaller group of no more than 55 participants.  In addition, ECCSSA in the past was exclusive to the community college; but in 2013 expanded its scope to include all Colleges and universities.  Thus far, these have been successful and productive changes for the Association and its membership.

 We are particularly seeking individual representation from the states where we have no representation, but will accept applications from all states within our region.  These include some of the following: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and West Virginia.  Gulf Coast States include--Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. You can find the complete listing on the opening home page of the Asssociation.

Your role as a Board of Directors member will be to work and support the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association and help with the governance,  planning and implementation of its activities.  This includes the Conference Roundtables, publication of the ECCSSA Journal, and developing briefing and position papers of the Association.  It is the intent of the Association to prepare summary position papers from each conference roundtable theme and to offer participants the opportunity to publish roundtable presentations on the Association website and in the ECCSSA Journal. Board members will sign an agreement of understanding on a yearly basis, if appointed.  Board members will also be provided with a list of roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Resignation from the Board of Directors requires, at minimum, a 30 day notice.

The Board meets largely through teleconferencing and Internet conferencing, with 1-2 scheduled face-to-face retreats a year held in the Washington metropolitan area with easy access to air and ground transportation. Board members serve a 3 year term and can remain on the Board, with consensus, indefinitely.  Newly elected or appointed Board members will serve a one-year probationary term and thereafter is eligible for a 3 year term or longer.

If you are interested, please forward your resume or curriculum vitae and a personal statement about your interest and what you will contribute in terms of skills and vision  to the work of the Board.  In addition, please address the vision you have for yourself as a professional as well as the potential vision you see for the Association. Please send these documents to: Dr. Rosalyn M. King at or 703-460-2629. Feel free to contact her if you have questions. Positions open until filled.