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2024 TAA Council Elections – Cast Your Vote

Six candidates are running for two open positions on the TAA Council, the association’s governing board. Terms begin July 1, 2023.

Members received an email with a link to the ballot on March 9. To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing. If you are a TAA member and cannot vote electronically, contact Kim Pawlak at or (507) 459-1363 to request a paper ballot.

The deadline for voting is Friday, March 22. The candidates share their position statements:

“I am a strong advocate for both two and four year academic institutions and would like to devote some of my time to assist TAA in furthering its mission.” – Dean Bartles


“I believe my experience as an industry expert with insights into the print and digital authoring experience and understanding of US courseware market could be a unique and critical perspective for the TAA.” – Donna Battista


“During my tenure, I hope leverage my value such as being a new academic doctor, innovation, intellection, efficiency, an insatiable appetite for information and building relationships to show the TAA’s uniqueness which celebrates all parts of the publishing process and sharing knowledge on it.” – Tasha Egalite

“I am enthusiastic about serving on the TAA Council to contribute my passion for education and dedication to supporting academic authors. As an experienced educator and advocate for diversity in learning, I aim to bring fresh perspectives to TAA initiatives.” – Steven “Tony” Skaggs

“During my term, I would first serve to learn how the organization is attending to its core competencies, leveraging them for better membership futures. I’ll ask strategic questions and encourage strategic options. I hope to encourage the Association to take an explicit position (word and action) that leverages an AI-invasive and AI-assistive future, turning it to the Association membership’s advantage.” – David Stehlik

“I hope to attend the online meetings, and also contribute some ideas on how to make the organization thrive during times of change, as well as the need for more diversity and inclusion of various perspectives related to scholarly writing, and academia.” – Niti Villinger