ELA Past Presidents 1973 Roger M. Shaw, Kent State University, OH

1974 Robert E. Phay, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC

1975 M. Chester Nolte, University of Denver, CO

1976 Irving C. Evers, Attorney at Law, Hackensack, NJ

1977 August W. Steinhilber, National School Boards Association, MD

1978 Philip K. Piele, University of Oregon, OR

1979 Kelly Frels, Bracewell & Patterson, LLP,, TX

1980 Burton R. Shifman, Shifman & Goodman, PC, MI

1981 Floyd G. Delon, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO

1982 William F. Paton, Oconomowoc Public Schools, WI

1983 Ralph D. Stern, Whitmore & Kay, CA

1984 Dale Gaddy, National School Board Association, VA

1985 Martha M. McCarthy, Indiana University-Bloomington, IN

1986 John F. Lewis, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, OH

1987 D. Parker Young, University of Georgia-Athens, GA

1988 William C. Bednar, Jr., Eskew, Muir & Bednar, TX

1989 Marvyn D. Jaffe, Staples High School, CT

1990 Stephen B. Thomas, Kent State University, OH

1991 Joseph C. Beckham, Florida State University-Tallahassee, FL

1992 James C. Ullman, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, AZ

1993 Steve W. Batson, West Virginia State College, WV

1994 Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Miami University of Ohio-Oxford, OH

1995 Ivan Gluckman, National Association of Secondary Schools, VA

1996 Perry A. Zirkel, Lehigh University, PA

1997 Richard Dickinson, Ohio School Boards Association, OH

1998 Jeffrey J. Horner, Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, TX

1999 Charles J. Russo, University of Dayton, OH

2000 Terrence Leas, Valley Community College, MN

2001 Ralph D. Mawdsley, Cleveland State University, OH

2002 R. Craig Wood, McGuire Woods LLP, VA

2003 Allan G. Osborne, Jr., Snug Harbor Community School, MA

2004 Philip T.K. Daniel, The Ohio State University, OH

2005 P. Tyson Bennett, Reese & Carney, LLP, MD

2006 Lois F. Berlin, Falls Church City Public Schools, VA

2007 M. David Alexander, Virginia Tech, VA

2008 Christopher P. Borreca, Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, TX

2009 Kathleen Crume, Academy School District 20, CO

2010 Brad Colwell, Bowling Green State University, OH

2011 Edwin C. Darden, Appleseed, VA

2012 Susan G. Clark, University of Akron, OH

2013 William E. Thro, University of Kentucky, KY

2014 Kenneth E. Lane, Southeastern Louisiana University, LA

2015 Patrick D. Pauken, Bowling Green State University, OH

2016 R. Craig Wood, University of Florida, FL

2017 Lynn Rossi Scott, Brackett & Ellis, TX

2018 Suzanne E. Eckes, Indiana University, IN