About Teams

TEAMS was originally founded as a committee of the Medieval Academy of America to develop new ways to support the teaching activities of its members. It was later re-organized as an independent nonprofit educational corporation whose mission continues to be the support of teaching in medieval studies at the undergraduate, secondary, and elementary school level through the provision of resources and the sharing of techniques.

Its current programs include the publication of TEAMS Teaching Texts in cooperation with Medieval Institute Publications, the maintenance of an online library of Middle English texts, and the establishment of a committee for outreach to secondary schools. It sponsors several sessions of papers at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. TEAMS also publishes a peer-reviewed electronic journal, The Once and Future Classroom: Resources for Teaching the Middle Ages in Grades K-12, and sponsors an annual teaching prizeto recognize excellence in teaching medieval studies in the K-12 classroom.


Board of Directors

Thomas Goodmann (President)
—English, University of Miami

B. Joy Ambler
—History, Dwight-Englewood (Vice President)

Danielle Joyner (Recorder)
—Art History, Southern Methodist University

Gale Sigal
(Editor, The Once and Future Classroom)
—English, Wake Forest University

Carol Robinson (Webmaster)
—English, Kent State University at Trumbull

Donald Chew (Treasurer)
—Morgan Stanley; Editor, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

Russell Peck (Chair of Editorial Board)*
—English, University of Rochester


Robert E. Bjork
—Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

Kara Crawford
—English, The Bishop’s School

Susanna Fein
—English, Kent State University
Editor of The Chaucer Review

Anne Harris
—Art and Art History, DePauw University

Jonathan Hsy
—English, George Washington University

Daniel T. Kline
—English, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Anne Lester
—History, Colorado University–Boulder; Chair of CARA

Anita Obermeier
—English, The University of New Mexico

David Perry
—History, Dominican University

David Rabin
—English, Eastern Illinois University (Emeritus)

Ann Marie Rasmussen
—Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair of German Literary Studies (Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies)
University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)

Marisa Sikes
—English, Austin Peay State University

Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi
—College of Arts and Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology

Bonnie Wheeler
—Director of the Medieval Studies Program, Southern Methodist University


Editorial Board

Russell Peck, Chair *
—John Hall Deane Professor of English at University of Rochester; Middle English Literature

Robert Edwards
—English and Comparative Literature, Penn State University

Susanna Fein
—English, Kent State University
Editor of The Chaucer Review

Andrew “Drew” Hicks
—Department of Music, Cornell University

E. Ann Matter
—Religious Studies, Penn State University

Virginia Newes

Sara Poor
—German Language and Literature, Princeton University

Joel Rosenthal
—History, SUNY-Stony Brook

Karen Saupe
—English, Calvin College

Evelyn Vitz
—French and Comparative Literature, New York University