NCOLCTL is a non-profit, non-political, educational organization governed by officers elected by its membership.


Officers of NCOLCTL's Executive Board:


 Jacques du Plessis,  President

Associate Professor

School of Information Studies

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Wafa Hassan,  Vice President

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Dept. of World Languages and Literatures

Western Michigan University


 Alwiya S. Omar, Immediate Past President 

Clinical Professor of Linguistics

African Studies Program

Department of Linguistics

Indiana University




Susan Schmidt,  Secretary /Treasurer

Executive Director

American Association of Teachers of Japanese

Center for Asian Studies

University of Colorado

Odeese Pix 

Odeese Ghassa-Khalil,

Individual Member-at-Large

Program Coordinator and Instructor of Arabic

Online Arabic Language and Culture Program

Yea-Fen Chen, Member-at-Large

Professor of Linguistics

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Indiana University


 Gabriel Nik. Ilieva Member-at-Large


Clinical Professor of South Asian Studies

Dept. of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

New York University

Antonia Schleicher,  Executive Director

Professor of Linguistics

National African Language Resource Center

Center for Language Excellence

Indiana University

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Michael Walker, Graduate Assistant 




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