2017 AES Ballot

Chair (vote for one)

Donald Force is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he teaches courses in archives and records management. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation examined the requirements a business record must satisfy to be admitted as evidence in a Canadian court of law and determine whether recordkeeping standards provide adequate guidance to help an organization support legal compliance with these criteria. He has been involved in several international research projects, including the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) and Digital Records Forensics projects at the University of British Columbia. He received his MLS and MIS degrees from Indiana University in 2007 and his MA in history from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2004. 

Steering Committee Members (vote for two)

Marilyn Morgan is the Director of the Archives Program and Lecturer in History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maine and has served on the membership committee of New England Archivists for three years. Before joining the faculty at UMass Boston in 2014, she worked as an archivist for over nine years at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University. She is committed to preserving the past, teaching archival principles, invigorating teaching by using primary sources, and making archival materials accessible to a broad public audience. As an educator, her teaching integrates experiential, project-based learning with archival theory.

Alex Poole is an Assistant Professor at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics, Alex H. Poole received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching agenda includes diversity and inclusivity, archives and records, LIS pedagogy, digital curation, and digital humanities. Poole’s work has been published in The American Archivist, The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Archival Science, Digital Humanities Quarterly, andThe Journal of Documentation; it is forthcoming in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. He earned a diploma from Loomis Chaffee School (cum laude), a B.A. from Williams College (Highest Honors, History), an M.A. from Brown University (History), and an MLIS (Beta Phi Mu) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the SAA’s Graduate Archival Education Subcommittee as well as an SAA mentor.