President’s Message


I want to thank all of those who contributed to making ASAT 2015 such a success. From the support of SHSU administration to session presentations, all came together to create a very enjoyable and informative event.

Here are some updates and reminders for the conference year:

By unanimous decision, all ASAT officers currently serving were re-elected for 2015-2016. ASAT 2016 will again be held at SHSU, and I will again serve as conference coordinator.

The deadline to submit a paper or book review to JASAT is April 1-July 31st. Remember that this is a highly-respected, peer-reviewed journal, so if your presentation was well-received at this year’s conference, please consider submitting it. This is a great way to promote our chapter.

Any current ASAT members who have books and/or articles published in 2015-2016 need to share that information with us so that we can offer official high fives to you.

In an effort to promote ASAT 2016, a broadened definition of “presentation” that includes exhibits, short performances, and poster research will be emphasized on the conference CFP.
The conference CFP will be posted by March 15th, with a deadline of September 15th in an effort to provide more prep time for those submitting abstracts.

The ASAT email remains active throughout the year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions and/or comments. Also, check out for more information regarding JASAT, and highlights of ASAT 2015 when they become available. Also, consider posting to the website blog-encourage others to get involved in the chapter and the conference.

Barbara Miles,
ASAT President