January 6, 2022 – The Society for Scholarly Publishing is pleased to welcome Madelyn Stone, who joined the SSP team on December 20, 2021, as Membership Administrator. She is responsible for administering SSP’s customer support and database management, as well as membership retention and acquisition strategies. Her position is the frontline of communication with current members, prospective members, and program participants and is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the society’s data.
Madelyn comes to SSP with a background in academic research, education, and community organizing. Her career in scholarly publishing began with the University of Wisconsin Press, where she served as the editorial and administrative coordinator for the journal African Economic History and led initiatives to grow the journal’s brand recognition and optimize partner communications.
“We are pleased to be adding Madelyn to the team. Her background and experience in both academia and scholarly publishing make her a great fit for SSP,” said Melanie Dolechek, SSP Executive Director.
A practiced project coordinator, Madelyn has previously worked with program directors to strategically develop outreach plans that encourage engagement and community reciprocity. She holds a Master of Arts in African History from Emory University and is working on her PhD in the same. Her interests include imperialism and law, centered on the ways policing perpetuates inequality in colonial and postcolonial spaces. As an active community member and lifelong learner, she is committed to decolonizing, diversifying, and democratizing knowledge of all kinds.
“I’m ecstatic to be joining the hub of the scholarly publishing community and to work with such a dedicated team of sharp professionals. As a volunteer with the Raleigh-Durham Regional Committee and an SSP member exploring paths into the industry for the past year, I’ve had the benefit of fruitful conversations with thoughtful people who look to the society for guidance, collaborative opportunities, and information on pressing issues in the field. Above all, I’m looking forward to serving a community that has been generously supportive in my own career development and serious about forging a path for increasing diversity and inclusiveness in scholarly communication.”
Madelyn lives in Greensboro, NC where she is active in community advocacy work and enjoys exploring the plethora of forest trails in the area. When her cat isn’t interrupting her, she enjoys reading and downloading as many PDFs as she can before her university email expires.
About the Society for Scholarly Publishing The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.
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