Decisions about the development of MESA are made through a steering committee.
The MESA steering committee was formed following the planning meeting held May 2011 in Baltimore, MD. The committee includes a mixture of faculty members, librarians, curators, and project managers who have a wide range of disciplinary interests and possess both subject expertise and experience working with digital scholarly projects.
Dot Porter, co-chair (Bloomington, IN, USA), Associate Director for Digital Library Content and Services at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.
Timothy Stinson, co-chair (Raleigh, NC, USA), Assistant Professor of English, North Carolina State University
James Cummings (Oxford, UK), Senior Research Technologist for the Research Technologies Service (RTS) at the University of Oxford, and director of the executive board of Digital Medievalist
Christoph Flüeler (Fribourg, Switzerland), Professor at the Institut d’études médiévales, University of Fribourg, and president of the Curatorium of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW), which oversees the development of the e-codices project
Will Noel (Philadelphia), Director of The Special Collections Center and The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Archimedes Palimpsest project
Dan O’Donnell (Lethbridge, Alberta), Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, former Board Chair and CEO of the Text Encoding Initiative and founding director of Digital Medievalist
Lynn Ransom (Philadelphia), Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image, The University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Project Manager of the Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts
Peter Robinson (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), Professor of English, University of Saskatchewan; Director of The Canterbury Tales Project
Torsten Schaßan (Wolfenbüttel, Germany), Manuscripts and Special Collections Librarian, Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel; has overseen digitization and metadata standards for numerous projects, including Europeana Regia, Codices Electronici Sangallenses, and Codices Electronici Coloniensis
Stephen Shepherd (Los Angeles), Professor, Department of English, Loyola Marymount University; Associate Director of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive