Executive Director

Modern Language Association New York, NY

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has selected Paula Krebs to be its next Executive Director, effective August 1, 2017.

Paula is currently the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts . During her time at Bridgewater State, Krebs organized a regional consortium of employers, public humanities representatives, and academic leaders to develop strategies for defining and measuring the postgraduation success of humanities majors. Before arriving at Bridgewater State, she was special assistant to the president for external relations at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, an American Council on Education Fellow in the president’s office of the University of Massachusetts, and a professor and department chair at Wheaton. She has also been a regular contributor to higher education publications and writes a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog Vitae.

Jane Gruenebaum led this search with Jeff Kessner.