Amy Hodges

President

Texas A&M University

Doha, Qatar

Ryan McDonald

Vice President & Membership & Outreach Team

Sultan Qaboos University

Muscat, Oman

Kelly Wilson

Past President & Media Team

Northwestern University – Qatar

Doha, Qatar

Maimoonah Al Khalil

Conference & Research Team

King Saud University

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Elizabeth Whitehouse

Membership & Outreach Team

United Arab Emirates University

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Paula Habre

Treasurer & Media Team

Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

Sherry Ward

Media Team

Texas A&M University

Doha, Qatar

Inas Mahfouz

Secretary & Conference & Research Team

American University of Kuwait

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Hala Daouk

IWCA Representative & Conference & Research Team

Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

Sahar Mari

Media Team

Texas A&M University at Qatar

Doha, Qatar

Karim Badr

Peer Tutor Representative & Conference & Research Team

Lebanese American University

Beirut, Lebanon

About the Alliance

See a list of MENA Writing Centers

Founded in November 2007, the Middle East-North Africa Writing Center Alliance (MENAWCA) affirms it purpose to foster communication among writing centers and to provide a forum for concerns for writing centers in the region.  Membership of the MENAWCA will include directors and staff of writing centers at universities, four- and two-year colleges, and elementary and secondary schools in the region, as well as those persons interested in writing center theories and applications.

According to constitutional changes made in February 2013, elections for all Executive Board positions will take place every two years, beginning in March 2013.

MENAWCA is a regional affiliate of the International Writing Centers Association.

Read the MENAWCA Constitution.

Executive Board Officers 2019 – 2021

President: Amy Hodges, Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar)
Vice President: Ryan McDonald, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Secretary: Inas Mahfouz, American University of Kuwait (Kuwait)
Treasurer: Paula Habre, Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
Peer Tutor Representative: Karim Badr, Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
Past President: Kelly Wilson, Northwestern University at Qatar (Qatar)
Members at Large:
  • Ken Nielsen, NYU Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Nicole Abiad, Virginia Commonwealth University at Qatar (Qatar)
  • Elizabeth Whitehouse, United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)
  • Hala Daouk, Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
  • Sahar Mari, Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar)
  • Sherry Ward, Texas A&M University at Qatar (Qatar)
  • Maimoonah AlKhalil, King Saud University (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Media Team: Paula Habre, Sahar Mari, Sherry Ward, Kelly Wilson

Conference and Research Team: Maimoonah Al Khalil, Karim Badr, Hala Daouk, Inas Mahfouz, Ken Nielsen

Membership and Outreach Team: Nicole Abiad, Ryan McDonald, Elizabeth Whitehouse

Executive Board Officers 2015 – 2018

President: Kelly Wilson (Qatar)

Past President: Molly McHarg

Vice President: Maimoonah Al Khalil (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

IWCA Representative:

Treasurer: Ryan McDonald (Oman)

Executive Secretary: Elizabeth Whitehouse (United Arab Emirates)

Public Relations Officer: Paula Habre (Lebanon)

Newsletter Editor: Sherry Ward (Qatar)

Webmaster:  Amy Zenger (Lebanon)

Member-at-Large: Amy Hodges (Qatar)

Member-at-Large: Jodi Lefort (Oman)

Executive Board Officers 2013 – 2015

President: Molly McHarg (Qatar)

Past President: Mark Hill (United Arab Emirates)

Vice President: Nadine Ashkuri (United Arab Emirates)

IWCA Representative: Tony Schiera/Kelly Wilson

Treasurer & Newsletter Editor: Sherry Ward (Qatar)

Executive Secretary: Elizabeth Whitehouse (United Arab Emirates)

Public Relations Officer: Jodi Lefort (Oman)

Member-at-Large: Barb Toth (Saudi Arabia)

Member-at-Large: Khalid Abalhassan (Saudi Arabia)

Executive Board Officers 2012 – 2013

President: Mark Hill (United Arab Emirates)

IWCA Representative & Past President: Jodi Lefort (Oman)

Vice President – External: Kevin Pittman (Qatar)

Vice President – Internal: Derek O’Connell (Oman)

Treasurer: Maria Eleftheriou (United Arab Emirates)

Executive Secretary: Molly McHarg (Qatar)

Public Relations Officer: Sherry Ward (Qatar)

Executive Board Officers 2010 – 2012

President:  Mark Hill, United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)

Vice President:  Jennie Murray, United Arab Emirates University (United Arab Emirates)

Past President & IWCA Representative:  Jodi Lefort, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)

Executive Secretary: Molly McHarg, Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar)

Public Relations Officer:  Martin Holock, University of Calgary (Qatar)

Treasurer:  Maria Eleftheriou, American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Conference Chair:  Paula Hayden, CNAQ (Qatar)

Inaugural Officers

President: Jodi Lefort, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)

Vice President: Mark Hill, UAE University (United Arab Emirates)

Executive Secretary:  Autumn Watts, Weill Cornell Medical College (Qatar)

Public Relations Officer:  Cecilia Hawkins, Texas A & M University (Qatar)

Treasurer:  Maria Eleftherious, American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Conference Chair:  Jennie Murray, UAE University (United Arab Emirates)