To join the Student Issues and Concerns Committee, email our Secretariat staff.


Established in 2007.


To address issues and concerns of student members.


To address issues and concerns of student members; to review services currently provided to student members, with an eye to expanding and improving them; and to make recommendations to the Executive Committee on ways to increase student participation and involvement in LSA activities. It is expected that this Committee will be composed primarily of student members.

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Expanding and updating content for students on the LSA website.
  • Suggesting topics and speakers for professional development sessions at the Annual Meeting and Linguistic Institute.
  • Assisting with outreach to prospective student members, in consultation with COMSIT.
  • Consulting with COGEL (formerly COSWL) and CEDL on issues affecting female and minority students.
  • Assisting with the development of mentoring programs among LSA members.

Membership (open)

  • At least 6 members, serving three-year terms
  • Composed primarily of students

Committee Members

Kees Koopman, North Carolina State University, Chair

Marie BIssell

Tyler Kibbey

Katherine Simeon 

Matthew Czuba 

Bill Cotter 

Abbie MacNeal 

Adam Liter 

Kenia Cubias

Patrick C. Trettenbrein

Mariel Schroeder

Wunetu Tarrant, University of Arizona (Bernard and Julia Bloch Fellow)

Executive Committee Liaison/Faculty Advisor: Alicia Wassink

Staff Liaison: Mark Schaefer

Recent Projects

2015 Summer Institute Professional Development Resources 

Professionalization Workshops held in conjunction with LSA's Committee on the Status of Women (COSWL - this committee is now known as the Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics - COGEL):  

2015 Annual Meeting Professional Development Resources

2017 Annual Meeting Resources

Other Resources for Student Linguists