RMMLA 2023 Keynote Speaker

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association will hold its 76th Annual Convention in Denver/Golden, Colorado on October 12-14, 2023. Our featured Keynote Speaker on Friday at noon will be Paula M. Krebs.

Paula M. Krebs is the Executive Director of the Modern Language Association. She administers the programs, governance, and business affairs of the association, the largest scholarly organization in the humanities, with 20,000 members from more than 100 countries. Her role includes national advocacy work for the humanities and humanities education. She has administered grants on increasing diversity in doctoral programs in English, preparing doctoral students to teach at access-oriented institutions, and other aspects of language and literature education and research. She is the current president of the National Humanities Alliance. Krebs has written on higher education and humanities issues for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, CNN, the Washington Post, Slate, and other publications. She holds a doctoral degree in nineteenth-century British literature and culture from Indiana University and a B.A. in English from La Salle University. Krebs served as English professor and department chair at Wheaton College and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University. Before becoming a professor, she worked as an editor for the National Science Teachers Association and as a sportswriter for daily newspapers in New Jersey and Indiana.