Board of Directors


Contact with the Board of Directors should be made through the NASD National Office.

The Board of Directors is composed of the Officers, the Chair of the Commission on Accreditation, two Public Members, and four directors, together with the Immediate Past President. With the exception of Public Members, the Board is appropriately balanced to represent a variety of dance backgrounds and perspectives. The Executive Director is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors shall:

  • Exercise the various responsibilities of the Board as stipulated in the Bylaws.
  • Have control and over all management of the affairs, funds, and properties of the Association not otherwise provided for.
  • Review the annual report of the Association’s financial position as prepared by the Association’s official auditors.
  • Establish Association dues and fees.
  • Establish and revise Part I of the Rules of Practice and Procedure in the NASD Handbook following consultation with accredited institutional members.
  • Address the needs of the membership, recognizing the diversity as well as the common basic purposes of all member institutions.
  • Review and, as appropriate, act on proposals presented by any ad hoc committees established by the Board to address issues that the Bylaws indicate are under the authority of the Board.

NASD Board of Directors 2017-2018:

Jory Hancock, President (2018)
University of Arizona

Martha Curtis, Vice President (2018)
Virginia Commonwealth University

Janice H. Roberts, Treasurer (2020)
Saint Olaf College

Susan Van Pelt Petry, Secretary (2019)
The Ohio State University

Nora AmbrosioChair, Commission on Accreditation (2018)
Slippery Rock University

Madeleine ScottImmediate Past President (2018)
Ohio University

Larry A. Attaway, Member (2018)
Butler University

Cornelius Carter, Member (2020)
University of Alabama

Tauna Hunter, Member (2020)
Mercyhurst University

Sharon Story, Member (2019)
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education

Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director, ex officio

Public Members:

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Paula Mandable
Westport, Connecticut

Jo Evans
Blacksburg, Virginia

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