AboutAFS Staff

Lorraine Walsh Cashman

Special Projects Consultant
April 2009–present

Lorraine served as Associate Director (2009-2021), managing the annual meeting, general communications, and coordinating AFS sections. As of October 2021, she has stepped into a consulting role to provide leadership and support on a variety of other projects.

Lorraine received her BA in English and anthropology from Brown University (1988). She received her MA in English with a minor in folklore from Indiana University (1996), concentrating on narrative and genre theory and the relationships between folklore and literature. She also earned an MIS in Information Science (2000) from Indiana University, focusing on computer-mediated communication and instructional technology. Lorraine taught introductory writing and literature classes at Indiana University, and was a lecturer for The Ohio State University Department of English.

Before coming to AFS, Lorraine also worked in publishing and non-profit organizations, including as multimedia editor of web-based curricular material for the Agency for Instructional Technology in Bloomington, Indiana, and managing editor of The Information Society, a quarterly journal publishing research in social informatics. Earlier, she was the editorial associate at the Center for Foreign Policy Development of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

Back to Staff