ASLAN SOCIETY OFFICERS:
DAVID WRIGHT, President
David Wright is a Senior Research Professional in the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science, ASU Tempe. He has worked in the LECSSS since 1987. His primary role is to provide expertise with the synthesis and processing of materials for fundamental research and applied development. His service has included extensive science education outreach for local K-12 students and regular participation in self-governance, e.g. Unit Safety Officer, Laboratory Safety Team, Coalition for Mall Safety, Campus Environment Team, Public Safety Advisory Committee, LECSSS Executive Committee and Academic Professional Grievance Committee.
David has been a member of the Aslan Society for several years and, with Aslan Secretary Bill Gentrup, currently serves as a founding advisor for the ASU Graduate Christian Fellowship. David is also an advisor for the Outlaw Comedy student group, a ministry of Hope Christian Church. David currently attends City of Grace in Mesa and hosts a biweekly men’s fellowship group in his home.
GREGORY CLEVELAND, Vice President
Gregory has served as Assistant Director for the Office of Planning and Budget at ASU since 2005. He began work at the university as a Fiscal Planning and Policy Analyst in 2001. Prior to joining ASU, Gregory spent 15 years in local government budgeting with the Cities of Phoenix and Oakland, California. While working for the City of Phoenix, he was a leader in developing “City of Phoenix Employees for Christ,” a fellowship of Christian employees in the workplace. Gregory received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and economics from Pomona College and a Master in Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Gregory has been married to his wife, Linda, for over 20 years. They have three sons, Christopher, Corey, and Chandler. He and his family attend Shiloh Community Church in Phoenix.
Linda was hired in December 2006 as the Front Office Manager in the School of Geographical Sciences at ASU. Linda’s career with ASU began in June 2002, at the front desk in the Registrar's Office. She has also worked at Parking and at the Upward Bound Program in Student Life. Prior to her moving to Arizona, she worked at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Institute of the Liberal Arts, and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (her home town and alma mater). At Northwestern, Linda worked at the Accounts Payable office but especially loved working and learning at the Program of African Studies. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a special emphasis on African Studies in 1989. Linda is a member of St. Matthew’s Methodist Church in Mesa where she serves as a children’s Sunday School teacher, a Trustee, a member of the Missions Committee, and as Social Action Coordinator. She is married, has one son, and three grandchildren.
WILLIAM GENTRUP, Secretary
Bill has been Assistant Director of ACMRS since 1991. His duties include grant writing and management, assistant director of MRTS, budgets and hiring, local operations of Iter: A Medieval and Renaissance On-line Bibliography, membership secretary for the Renaissance English Text Society and production and distribution of its publications, tutor of ACMRS paleography courses, and administration of the Distinguished Visiting Professor program. He has a PhD in Renaissance English literature from ASU, and his teaching and research interests include Shakespeare, Milton, the Bible in literature, and literary approaches to the Bible.