Who We Are

The Kentucky Philological Association is an organization for professors, writers, and others who study, teach, or produce literature. Founded in 1973, we have been the state’s premier organization for networking, socializing, and engaging in language and literary arts and education for almost fifty years. Our annual meeting and conference includes presentation of creative or critical works, and also offers the opportunity for those works to be published in our MLA-indexed journal, The Kentucky Philological Review.

Executive Committee 2021-2022:

co-Executive Directors: Rebecca Brackman / David Powell (Transitional position. The plan is Rebecca will hand off Executive Directorship to David over this year, and David will appear on the slate as Executive Director in 2022)

Past President: Dominic Ashby

President: Scott VanderPloeg

Vice President: Valerio Caldesi Valeri

Treasurer: Shayne Confer

Secretary: Ryan Sergent-Payne

KPR Editor: Karen Taylor

Webmaster: Craig Steffen

Creative Writing Representative: Rhonda Petit

Popular Culture Representative: Christy Sulfridge

Foreign Language Representative: Nancy Jentsch