OUR COMMITTEES


Executive Committee

Michael Burroughs, chair
Committee Members:
  • Kelly Laas

  • Allison Cohen

  • Roberta Israeloff

  • Jana Mohr Lone

  • Stephen Miller

Description:
  • Composed of board officers

  • Exercise board responsibilities, if necessary, between board meetings, including working with the Development and Communications Coordinators to manage PLATO’s day-to-day work (for fuller description of officer and Executive Committee responsibilities, see bylaws)


Finance Committee

Stephen Miller, chair
Committee Members:
  • Jana Mohr Lone

  • Michael Burroughs

 

Description:
  • Oversee preparation of annual budget

  • Create and monitor organization’s Finance Plan

  • Recommend to the board any necessary financial guidelines

  • Assist Treasurer in setting up accounting procedures and monitoring financial transactions


Development Committee

Jana Mohr Lone, chair
Committee Members:
  • Alex Marmor

  • Sara Goering

  • Roberta Israeloff

  • Cheri Carr

  • Janice Moskalik

  • Susan Russinoff

  • Adam Valenstein

  • Kelly Laas

 

Description:
  • Create and oversee organization’s fund development initiatives and involve board members in development efforts

  • Develop strategies to advance PLATO’s visibility

  • Administer and expand PLATO’s sponsorship program

  • Oversee PLATO’s membership program, including developing strategies for increasing PLATO’s membership, enhanced member benefits, and stewardship of existing members

  • Manage the development and administration of the PLATO Philosophy Fund


Education Committee

Allison Cohen and Stephen Miller, chair
Committee Members:
  • Steve Goldberg

  • Chris Ng

  • Ben Lukey

  • William Mottolese

  • Wendy Turgeon

  • Ariel Sykes

  • Joseph Murphy

Description:
  • Developing an online pre-college philosophy workshop

  • Working with regional centers to support their teacher-education and other education programs, including college pre-college philosophy courses and dual high school/college enrollment philosophy courses

  • Responsible for developing online resources and virtual networks

  • Coordinate the biennial AAPT Teaching and Learning Seminar


Conference Committee

Thomas Wartenberg, chair
Committee Members:
  • Roberta Israeloff

  • Stephen Miller

  • Erik Kenyon

  • Ryan Musgrave

  • Ariel Sykes

Description:
  • Responsible for organizing the biennial conference, including logistics, choice of theme, creating a call for presentation proposals and evaluating the proposals, etc.

  • If the committee chair does not live at the location of the conference, the chair will work with the onsite coordinator to manage all of the conference details.


Research & Advocacy

Debi Talukdar, chair
Committee Members:
  • Joe Biehl 

  • Alex Chang

  • Allison Cohen

  • Steve Esquith

  • Sara Goering

  • Roberta Israeloff

  • Stephen Miller

  • Pedro Monque

Description:
  • Responsible for leading PLATO’s efforts to to increase public reach, understanding, and impact of philosophy in schools, including the cultivation of research projects, conference presentations, publications, and promotional/informational materials.

  • Responsible for furthering PLATO’s efforts to influence educational policy, including the development of relevant collaborations with other education and humanities organizations.

  • Develop strategies for advocating for philosophy in schools.

  • Collaborate with other PLATO committees to achieve the aims listed above.


Questions Journal Committee

Wendy C. Turgeon, chair
Committee Members:
  • Wendy Turgeon, Editor

  • Steven Goldberg

  • David Heise

  • Rory E. Kraft (Editor Emeritus)

  • Stephen Miller

  • Jana Mohr Lone (Founder and Editor Emeritus)

  • Janice Moskalik

  • Jesse Walsh

Description:
  • Responsible for managing the journal, including recruiting people to serve on the editorial board of Questions, soliciting submissions from K-12 students and teachers and other philosophy educators, and maintaining a regular publication schedule.

  • Work with editorial board to review submissions and edit accepted submissions

  • Develop the journal into a resource-rich publication


P4 Journal Committee

Michael Burroughs, chair
Committee Members:
  • Michael Burroughs, Founding Editor

  • Roberta Israeloff, Editorial Advisor

  • Wendy Turgeon, Associate Editor

  • Kelly Laas, Managing Editor

Description:
  • Responsible for managing Precollege Philosophy and Public Practice, including recruiting people to serve on the editorial board, soliciting submissions from scholars, and maintaining an annual publication schedule.

  • Work with editorial board to review submissions and edit accepted submissions