SABER Committees

We welcome your help in the committees that keep SABER running. Please contact the chair of each committee for more information and to volunteer:

Solicits and reviews abstracts submitted for the national meeting.
  • Annual Meeting Committee - Contact: Brian Sato (

Puts together the national SABER meeting each summer. Formal committee charge.

  • Bill Wood Graduate Student Talk Award Committee - Contact: Jennifer Doherty (

Reviews and chooses award winner. Formal committee charge.

  • Discipline-Based Education Research: Scholars-in-Training (DBER-SiT) Graduate and Post-Doc Committee - Contact: Ash Heim (; Committee website with full leadership and sub-committee info.
Organizes around issues of interest to DBER scholars-in-training within SABER. Formal committee charge.

Works broadly toward ensuring that SABER is more inclusive. Formal committee charge.

Learn more about SABER's current Diversity and Inclusion Efforts.

Current Committee Members: Natalia Caporale , Shayla Shorter, Robert Erdmann, Laura Beaster-Jones, Karen Gonzalez, Katey Cooper, Stacy Ochoa, Beverly Smith-Keiling, Jana Marcett, Linda Green, Pavan Kadandale, Kelly McDonald, Kelly Lane, Joshua Reid, Tanya Josek, Lisa McDonnell, Saumya Sankaran, Marcos Garcia-Ojeda, Sharday Ewell, Jeff Schinske

Selects, invites, and hosts speakers for the SABER national meeting. Formal committee charge.

Current Committee Members: Brian Couch, Bekky Darner, Jeremy Hsu, Beth Schussler, Tianhong Shi, Jacqueline Washington

Develops and enacts approaches to mentoring within the SABER community. Formal committee charge TBD

Develops slate of candidates and prepare ballots for annual elections. Formal committee charge.

Designs and maintains SABER website. Formal committee charge.

Current Committee Members: Jessica Merricks (creator of annual meeting archives), Eli Meir (homepage manager), Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky (graduate program directory manager), Deborah Lichti (forum and listserv manager), Allyson Spence (contact manager, style and format specialist)

SABER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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