2016 SSP 38th Annual Meeting
Meredith Adinolfi is Director of Production for Cell Press. She manages a team of copyeditors, managing editors, and designers and broadly oversees online and print production for a collection of 34 research and review titles. This involves managing supplier relationships, onboarding new society partners, ensuring quality in copyediting and typesetting standards, and preparing for new journal launches and content expansion. Meredith also contributes to Cell Press strategic vision as a member of the senior management team. She is a certified Six Sigma green belt and undertakes projects and workshops that increase efficiency and value within workflows. She also champions efforts to increase hospitality and improve the customer experience. One of Meredith’s professional passions is developing people. She has mentored both internally at Cell Press and externally within the STM field and also runs internal programs to increase management effectiveness and bolster career-development opportunities.
Juan Pablo Alperin is an Assistant Professor in the Publishing Program and a Research Associate with the Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University. He is a multi-disciplinary scholar that uses computational techniques, surveys, and interviews to investigate ways of raising the scientific quality, global impact, and public use of scholarly work. He is an active scholar in both the open access and altmetrics (social media metrics) communities, having received numerous invitations to speak, and publish on these topics, both in North and Latin America, and has contributed a combination of conceptual, methodological, and empirical peer-reviewed articles and presentations, as well as edited two volumes, and authored several book chapters on issues of scholarly communications in developing regions.
Heather Amos is the Senior Media Relations Specialist with the University of British Columbia’s Public Affairs Office. She works with the faculties of science, medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and dentistry to share strong research and student stories with the news media. She has extensive experience earning media coverage in local news as well as internationally recognized outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, and BBC. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and a bachelor’s of science from Acadia University on Canada’s East Coast.
Twitter Handle: @H_Amos_
Rick Anderson is Interim Dean of the J. Willard Marriott Library and University Librarian at the University of Utah, where he has ppreviously served as Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections. He earned his B.S. and M.L.I.S. degrees at Brigham Young University, and has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada, Reno. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards and is a regular contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen blog, as well as writing a regular column for Library Journal’s Academic Newswire His book, Buying and Contracting for Resources and Services: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, was published in 2004 by Neal-Schuman. In 2005, Rick was identified by Library Journal as a “Mover & Shaker” one of the “50 people shaping the future of libraries.” In 2008 he was elected president of the North American Serials Interest Group, and he was named an ARL Research Library Leadership Fellow for 2009-10. He is a popular speaker on subjects related to the future of scholarly communication and information services in higher education.
As Executive Director of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), Clare leads a staff compliment of eight, in partnership with 75 University libraries dedicated to expanding digital content for the advancement of the academic research enterprise in Canada. She is the Canadian representative on the Governing Council and Executive Committee of the SCOAP3 Open Access initiative.
Prior to joining CRKN, Clare honed her leadership and negotiation skills as Director, Sales and Strategic Support for Ingram, Coutts Information Services, enhancing her understanding of academic libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital content development.
Clare earned a BA in General Studies with minors in English, Fine and Performing Arts, and Women’s Studies followed by continuing education in management and leadership through York University’s Schulich School of Business.
Alyssa Arbuckle is the Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development, in the Electronics Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria, where she also works with the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) group. Alyssa holds an MA in English from the University of Victoria, with a focus on Digital Humanities.
Mohammad is a second year microbiology and immunology student at the University of British Columbia and an aspiring clinician-researcher. He has been involved in research since grade 9 and he has explored areas of nanochemistry and cancer stem cell therapy and is currently engaged in research in the neurosurgery division in the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). Mohammads deep interest in research has been followed by a passion in scholarly writing and editing. He was among the founding members of STEM Fellowship, a Canadian federal non-profit and is currently the director for the student editorial board of STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ). SFJ is an open-access, multidisciplinary, peer-review journal that is sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing. SFJ is dedicated to providing high school and undergraduate students their first chance to publish their research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in a peer-review journal. Mohammad hopes to maintain scholarly publishing as an integral part of his future career.
Helen Atkins joined PLOS in 2013 as Director of Publishing Services. She has more than 30 years’ experience in scholarly publishing in a wide variety of roles. Prior to PLOS, Helen was Editorial Director at AACR, worked at HighWire Press, and Thomson/ISI (now Thomson Reuters). She serves on the Board of Crossref and is PLOS’ representative to NISO.
Linda Aylesworth has been with Global BC since 1981. Her reports have earned her an Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting, a National Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Award, two Regional Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Awards and a Jack Webster Award for best science reporting. Linda is proudest of her profession when her stories make a difference in people’s lives.
Twitter Handle: @laylesworthtv
Allison C. Belan is the Associate Director for Digital Strategy and Systems at Duke University Press, publisher of scholarly journals and book in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Allison joined Duke in 2004 as the Journal Production Supervisor. Allison works to align all aspects of the Press’ book and journal publishing operations to support its digital publishing and digital marketing goals and to build a digital presence that connects the world to Duke’s scholarship. She has overseen the development and implementation of a bibliographic database system for books and journals, project managed the creation of Duke University Press’s online e-book site serving the institutional market, and spearheaded the planning process for a comprehensive web marketing and ecommerce offering.
Twitter Handle: @acbelan
Dr. Benson is the Managing Editor of Science Advances, the newest member of the Science family of journal, open access and rapid publication by design. She has worked previously with publishers, professional societies, and philanthropic organizations helping envision, build, and implement effective strategies to communicate biomedical and natural sciences to multiple audiences around the world. She has worked and traveled extensively in mainland China since the mid-1990s and am knowledgeable about publishing practices and author challenges there.
Twitter Handle: @pbensonxu
Gwen Bird has been Dean of Libraries at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC since 2014. Prior to this she was Executive Director of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, a consortium of university libraries in western Canada undertaking collaborative projects in e-resource acquisition and digital preservation. Her research interests include shared print archiving, library collection management, and library collaboration. She is currently a Board member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, a member of the Acquisitions Advisory Committee of Library and Archives Canada, and a member of the Committee on the Future of Print at the Center for Research Libraries.
Collin Brady is a User Experience Designer at Silverchair in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has a passion for working with people and technology, creating engaging interfaces, and designing beautiful and useable products. He believes the future of experience design will lie in a higher level of conversation between users and the devices they interface with. His background outside of experience design includes advertising, print, and digital marketing.
Emma Brink graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 2012 and began working as an intern at Wiley in their Health Science Research group, now serving that team as Assistant Editor. She manages eight journals in gastroenterology, radiology, and dentistry. Emma is a previous recipient of SSP’s Early Career Professional Grant and also serves on SSP’s Professional Development Committee and co-chairs its Early Career Task Force.
Twitter Handle: @ebrinkthinks
Faye A. Chadwell is the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and Oregon State University Press Director, a position she’s held since 2011. Prior to this appointment she was OSU’s Associate University Librarian for Collections and Content Management. An Oregonian since 1995, she also served as the Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions at the University of Oregon Libraries. She holds an an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. and M. A. in English from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She has spoken and written on open education and OA, authors rights, licensing e-resources, and many collection related topics.
G. Sayeed Choudhury is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Hopkins. He is a member of the Board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and a member of the Advisory Board for OpenAIRE2020. He has been a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, the ICPSR Council, and the Library of Congress’ National Digital Stewardship Alliance Coordinating Committee. He has been a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources, a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Hopkins and a Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of the 2012 OCLC/LITA Kilgour Award. He has testified for the Research Subcommittee of the Congressional Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Twitter Handle: @eSayeed
Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in publishing and events serving the finance, IT, information management and scientific sectors. Prior to joining Elsevier he spent 5 years working for Anglo Dutch company VNU as Commercial Director where he was responsible for the world’s largest information conference and exhibition (Online Information), published Information World Review and was heavily involved with the launch and acquisition of information and management events. Since joining Elsevier in 2006 he has assumed responsibility for the global scientific conferences business which has quadrupled in size under his leadership and serves in excess of 16,000 delegates in over 20 countries annually.
Andy Collings studied English at the University of Southampton and obtained a Masters in Publishing from Oxford Brookes, before joining PLOS in 2005. Andy helped to launch PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Genetics, and PLOS Pathogens, and he was the Editorial Manager for PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS Genetics before joining eLife in April 2012. Andy is eLife’s Executive Editor and works with around 300 editors, four in-house editorial staff, and a team of external suppliers to support and develop eLife’s peer-review process and journal policies.
Grace Costantino is the Outreach and Communication Manager for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) at the Smithsonian Libraries. Prior to this position, she served as a librarian and the BHL Program Manager at the Smithsonian Libraries.
In her current role, Ms. Costantino has developed and managed BHL’s outreach and communication strategy, expanded social media initiatives, advanced BHLs citizen science activities, and engaged with the public to excite audiences about the wealth of biodiversity heritage and knowledge available in BHL.
Ms. Costantino received a BA in Studio Art and a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the co-author of the De Gruyter Saur / IFLA Research Paper 2011 Award-winning article, “Heeding the Call: User Feedback Management and the Digital Library,” and a recipient of the 2012 National Museum of Natural History Peer Recognition Award for her work with social media.
Twitter Handle: @biodivlibrary
Hillary Corbett is currently the Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Publishing at the Northeastern University Library in Boston, Massachusetts, where she has worked in several roles since 2005. She also serves as the university’s Copyright Officer, providing assistance to faculty, staff, and students on issues of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use. From 2012-2015 she served as co-chair of the Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group. She holds an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Hillary is active in speaking and writing on a variety of scholarly communication topics.
Twitter Handle: @zetamathian
David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drives technological innovation, serves as an information officer, and manages a suite of research society-owned journals. David was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, and was the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to the STM Association Board and serves on the interim Board of Directors for CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to research. As the Executive Editor of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about the intersection of technology and publishing.
Twitter Handle: @scholarlykitchen
Chain Bridge Group Managing Partner Raym Crow has over 25 years’ experience in academic publishing and library information services, specializing in strategic business planning, information service development, and market management.
Sünje is the data coordinator in the Scientific Information Service at CERN. Together with her colleagues she builds services to encourage the research community to take care of their data and publish it (for example on opendata.cern.ch)
She holds a PhD in Information Science. Her previous positions in publishing and research management made her realize the need to integrate Open Science workflows into scholarly communication and management to incentivize it. Hence, next to her work at CERN, she started studying data publishing workflows, e.g. standard components of data publishing, how articles and data are linked or how peer review on data is integrated. She chaired the RDA Data Publishing Workflows group and serves on several boards of national and international bodies. This work, together with a research stay at Harvard University in 2015, enabled her to study data publishing practices beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Twitter Handle: @nordmarie
Stephanie Dawson, CEO ScienceOpen, grew up in northern California, studied Biology at Yale University and received a PhD in German Literature from the University of Washington. She spent over 10 years at the academic publisher De Gruyter in Berlin, Germany in the fields of biology and chemistry in both journals and book publishing. In 2013 she joined the start-up communication platform ScienceOpen as managing director.
Twitter Handle: @SDawsonBerlin
Tracey DePellegrin is Executive Editor for the Genetics Society of America journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.
She is also Editor-in-Chief of Science Editor, the journal for the Council of Science Editors. She also serves as a member of the NISO Working Group developing a definition for altmetrics. In the past, she was a researcher/analyst with the Carnegie Mellon University libraries, studying the ways faculty and students searched for and used scholarly databases and journals. She created and taught a course in software documentation at Carnegie Mellon, and has also worked as a market researcher, freelance journalist, and photography instructor.
Twitter Handle: @editor_traceyd
Emilie Delquié joined Copyright Clearance Center as Strategic Account Manager two years ago to help manage some of their key publisher’s relationships. Previously, she was Vice President of PCG, the sales and marketing consulting division of Publishing Technology, where she worked with publishers for over eight years to help them navigate the institutional library market around the world. Prior to joining PCG, she worked in an academic library in Boston. Emilie is a member of SSP’s Board of Directors and has served on the Annual Meeting Program Committee since 2009, including two years as the co-chair.
Elizabeth Sherburn Demers joined Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014 as senior acquisitions editor for American History and politics. Demers has over 15 years of experience in scholarly and commercial book publishing. Prior to her appointment at Johns Hopkins, Demers acquired books in American cultural history, the history of science and technology, and military history for Zenith Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group. While managing her own acquisitions list, she also co-edited theÂ Encyclopedia of Populism in America (ABC-CLIO), a monumental print and digital reference work with contributions from 150 authors. Demers has also previously worked at Potomac Books, Greenwood Press, University of Nebraska Press (where she was editor-in-chief), and Michigan State University Press. Demers is a three-time graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and completed a doctorate in American colonial history while launching her career in publishing. She is also an accomplished athlete and voice actor.
Twitter Handle: @ElizabethDemers
Susan Doerr leads the Digital Division at the University of Minnesota Press and is the current Treasurer of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Since joining the team at Minnesota in 2005, Susan has spearheaded digital publishing initiatives, expanded the scholarly journals program; and established systems that tripled annual fundraising support. With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Susan is leading the team at Minnesota in collaboration with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at CUNY and the digital development agency, Cast Iron Coding, to build Manifold Scholarship, an iterative and interactive publishing platform.
Twitter Handle: @susanmpls
Nick Dormer began his career in scholarly communications at Allen Press in 2009 as an administrator, then manager in their Association Management division. In 2011 Nick took on an additional role as an Associate Publisher for a small periodical journal in Biology. These experiences have positioned him as an operational advisor to multiple non-profit organizations across different academic and professional disciplines within scholarly communications. He is experienced in developing and implementing member marketing and membership programs, developing financial forecasts for journal projects, leading them to revenue stability and expense standardization, as well as providing strategic communications solutions for his customers. Nick is currently a Manager of Business Development at Allen Press.
Twitter Handle: @nickdormer
Michael Duckworth has more than 20 years of experience in international publishing. He has led international publishing houses, managed bilingual staff, overseen primary bilingual publication, overseen Asian distribution for partner presses, and attended rights book fairs all over the world. His early academic background is in modern Chinese history and literature, and he holds two Masters from Columbia in Journalism and International Affairs. Michael has served as Executive Editor of University of Washington Press (2002-08), Publisher of Hong Kong University Press (2009-13), and most recently as Director of University of Hawaii Press (2013-16).
Eric Eich is Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. In July 2015, he began a five-year term as UBCs Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Previously, Eric served as Head of UBCs Psychology Department (2004-2011) and as Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Science (2012-2015), one of the field’s leading journals.
Eric’s research is chiefly concerned with the interplay between cognitive and emotional processes. His specific research interests include: mood congruence and mood dependence in learning and remembering; memory impairments associated with bipolar affective illness; the cognitive correlates of dissociative identity disorder; and subjective, behavioral, and neural differences between field (first-person perspective) and observer (third-person perspective) memories. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Association for Psychological Science, Eric is a recipient of the UBC Killam Research Prize, the UBC Dean of Arts Award, and a two-time winner of the Knox Master Teacher Award.
Jo Ann Eliason has a long history in scholarly communications. Her career has included researching, writing, and editing for individual researchers and clinicians, universities, societies, research organizations, and publishers—most importantly, the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) Publishing Group, where she currently is the communications manager. A Diplomate Editor in the Life Sciences, Jo Ann has trained and managed teams of substantive editors and copy editors and continues to freelance as a substantive editor. At the JNS Publishing Group, Jo Ann currently focuses on press releases and social media, publications policy and ethics, program development, marketing, and permissions issues. Her memberships over the years have included the SSP, BELS, AMWA, and CSE, where she was a contributor to Scientific Style and Format, 8th Edition.
Pinar Erzin is an entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in scholarly publishing. Pinar is Turkish and lived in The Netherlands for over 20 years where she founded Accucoms, a global company serving publishers reach and manage global markets. Pinars global team consists of 65 energetic colleagues from over 30 countries, each speaking several languages and representing different cultures. Throughout the 12 years of existence Accucoms grew form a small telemarketing firm to a global player, reinventing the role of an agent for publishers worldwide.
Heather Flanagan wears many hats, working with not-for-profit groups (Internet Society), identity federations (InCommon, JISC, GÃANT), and standards development organizations (IETF, W3C). The ultimate goal is to be a part of the communities that are improving the global Internet by encouraging the development and use of standards, as well as following best practice around the use of electronic identities. Prior to wearing all the hats, Heather worked as the Director of Systems at Stanford University and Senior Manager of Systems at Duke University; all together an interesting use of a MS of Library Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Eduardo is a Professor and Chairman, Department of Oncology, and Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology, McGill University, Montreal. Since 1985, his research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of gynecologic, anogenital, oral, prostate, and childhood cancers, topics on which he published more than 400 scientific articles and 58 book chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Medicine and has served in the editorial boards of: American Journal of Epidemiology (1993-98), Cancer Detection and Prevention (2001-08), Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (1995-), eLife (since 2012), Epidemiology (1993-2009), International Journal of Cancer (2009-), Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health (2011-), Medical and Pediatric Oncology (2000-04), and PLOS-Medicine (2004-). He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and of the Royal Society of Canada. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (2010) and International Papillomavirus Society (2015), the Women in Government’s Leadership Award (2008), and Canadian Cancer Society’s Warwick Prize (2004).
Rachel L. Frick is the Business Development Director, Digital Public Library of America and Lead, DPLA Ebooks Working Group. She is responsible for building out DPLA’s sustainability plan and forging extensive new relationships in order to build it’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. Prior to DPLA, she served as the director of the Digital Library Federation program at the Council on Library and Information Resources and held senior positions at the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the University of Richmond, among other roles. She is widely known in the library, archive, and museum world for her vision, organizational know-how and commitment to open culture.
Twitter Handle: @rlfrick
Peter Froehlich is Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services for Purdue. Peter holds an MBA in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management from the Kelley School of Business. He has worked in scholarly publishing for eight years and currently serves as Chair of the Association of American University Press (AAUP) Intellectual Property and Copyright Committee. He is also a member of the American Association of Presses (AAP) Copyright Committee and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Education Committee.
Dr. Kim Gallon is an assistant professor of history at Purdue University. She is also the founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective (http://blackpressresearchcollective.org) and an ongoing visiting scholar at the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in the early twentieth century black press. She is also the recipient of several major digital humanities grants to develop digital projects on the black press and create deeper connections between Africana/Black Studies and the digital humanities.
Twitter Handle: @BlackDigitalHum
Mary Gilbert, a Librarian IV with permanent status at Towson University, is Assistant University Librarian for Content Management, Albert S. Cook Library. Responsibilities include management of the librarys over two-million-dollar collection budget, acquisitions of books, e-books, serials, and e-resources; cataloging and government documents; and management of a department consisting of eight staff and three librarians. Ms. Gilbert is also active in the University System of Maryland consortia, currently serving as co-chair for the Information Resources Advisory Group, a system-wide task group that advises the University System library directors on strategies for more coordinated and data-driven selection, acquisition, licensing, and ongoing management of information resources and collections. Before coming to Towson University, Ms. Gilbert was Technical Services Librarian at Howard Community College; Assistant Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin; and Reference/and Cataloging Librarian at the LBJ School of Public Affairs Graduate Library, University of Texas at Austin.
Dean Giustini is an academic biomedical librarian, researcher, and teacher at the University of British Columbia. He also serves as an adjunct professor at UBC’s School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies where he teaches courses on social media and scientific information. HLWIKI Canada (http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca), of which he is the editor, is probably the most used librarian wiki in the world with over 1100 files on scholarly communication and publishing topics.
Bonnie Gruber is a Partner and Practice Director at Delta Think, Inc., a publishing and digital media consultancy focused on Digital Strategy & Product Development, Content & Technical Analysis, and Marketing & Customer Insight. With more than twenty years of experience in the publishing and technology industries, Bonnie has held senior positions in product strategy, marketing and market development, customer research, and product management. She has also worked with many non-profit and commercial organizations to develop and deliver new content products. Bonnies unique value is her ability to build and execute customer insight methodologies for publishing programs and products.
Dr. William Gunn is the Head of Academic Outreach for Mendeley, a research management tool for collaboration and discovery. Dr. Gunn attended Tulane University as a Louisiana Board of Regents Fellow, receiving his PhD in Biomedical Science from the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University in 2008. His research involved dissecting the molecular mechanism of bone metastasis in multiple myeloma and resulted in a novel treatment approach employing mesenchymal stem cells, the body’s own reparative forces. Frustrated with the inefficiencies of the modern research process, he left academia and established the biology program at Genalyte, a novel diagnostics startup. At Mendeley, he works to make research more impactful and reproducible and is an expert on altmetrics, reproducibility, and open access.
Twitter Handle: @mrgunn
CEO & Co-Founder of Overleaf, John Hammersley has always been fascinated by technology, science, space and exploration. After completing a PhD in Mathematical Physics at Durham University in England in 2008, he went on to help design and build the world’s first driverless taxi system now operating at London’s Heathrow Airport. John is now making it easier for scientists to collaborate and publish online with Overleaf an award-winning cloud-based scientific authoring tool used by over 350,000 researchers, students and faculty worldwide.
Robert M. Harington is Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society. Robert has overall responsibility for publishing at the AMS, including books, journals and electronic products, actively leading strategic growth and development of publishing at the AMS in addition to managing the publishing staff across all publishing, marketing, sales and production functions. Robert is a “Chef” for The Scholarly Kitchen Blog. Robert also serves on the MathJax Steering Committee. Robert came to the AMS from the American Institute of Physics, where he served as Publisher. He has forged an international career working in both non-profit and commercial settings, with rich experience across the United States, Europe, and Asia.Â Robert holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honours degree in chemistry from the University of London. The AMS has maintained an active publishing program for over 100 years and has established a reputation as one of the top publishers of advanced mathematics in the world, with over 3000 books in print, 23 journals, and Mathematical Reviews(r) (MathSciNet(r)). The American Mathematical Society was founded in 1888 to further the interests of mathematics research and scholarship, and serves the national and international community through its meetings, publications, advocacy, and other programs. The Society’s offices in Providence, Ann Arbor, and Washington, DC employ 210 people.Â There are 28,000 individual members and 570 institutions worldwide that benefit from membership in the Society.
Jamie Hutchins is Director of Publishing and based in IOP Publishing’s Bristol, UK headquarters; he is responsible for developing strategies for IOP’s full range of publications and publishing partners.
Twitter Handle: @jam_hut
Simon Inger is a long-standing consultant in scholarly publishing with a long track-record of work in delivery and discovery of e-resources, ever since the very start of journal delivery online in 1995. He works extensively with publishers (not-for-profit and commercial) in the US, Europe, and Asia, with major content intermediaries and service providers, and also runs training courses for libraries and publishers in e-resource delivery.
October Ivins is the Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions and Charlotte Initiative Project Consultant. As an independent consultant, October assists publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia. Projects typically include market research, pricing, and/or marketing strategy. She began her career as an academic librarian at UNC and LSU and then completed PhD coursework in LIS (digital libraries and the information industry, and qualitative research methods) at UT Austin. She was an executive at two Boston area publishing services startups before becoming a consultant. October is a past president of both NASIG and SSP and currently chairs the ALCTS President’s Program Committee.
Mark Johnson specializes in building and nurturing communities, and has over 20 years of publishing experience including stints at newspapers, cable television, and in scholarly publishing.
Mark joined PLOS in October 2014 and is currently Director of Contributor Experience and Product Marketing. Previously, Mark was Vice President, Publisher Relations for HighWire Press where he led the account management and support team. As Marketing Director for Elsevier’s Cell Press imprint he contributed to the successful launches of many Cell-branded journals.
Mark received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas and his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both in Radio-Television-Film.
On a personal note: Mark, his wife Linda and their three cats live in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enjoys cycling, swimming, and eating mostly eating. Mark occasionally competes in triathlons and is a multiple time finisher at Ironman Arizona and the Escape From Alcatraz events.
Twitter Handle: @markzebrachair
Lauren Kane is COO of the nonprofit scientific publisher BioOne. She oversees BioOne’s sales program and the creation of new financial and dissemination models that increase library collaboration and researcher access. In addition, she helps BioOne’s more than 145 participating societies, museums, and independent presses develop sustainable publishing strategies and maximize their publications’ impact. Lauren holds an MBA and is an active member of SSP, ALPSP, and Boston Women in Information.
Twitter Handle: @lauren_publish
Bill Kasdorf is VP and principal consultant of Apex Content Solutions. Past President of SSP, he is a recipient of SSP’s Distinguished Service Award, the IDEAlliance/DEER Luminaire Award, and the BISG Industry Champion Award. Bill serves on the Board of the IDPF and its EPUB 3 Working Group; the W3C Digital Publishing Interest Group; the International Press Telecommunications Council; is Chair of the BISG Content Structure Committee; and is an active member of the EDUPUB Alliance, the IDEAlliance Tech Council, and the SSP Organizational Collaboration Committee. Bill has spoken at many industry events, such as SSP, STM, AAUP, DBW, O’Reilly TOC, NISO, BISG, IDPF, IPTC, Seybold Seminars, and the Library of Congress. In his consulting practice, Bill has served publishers such as Pearson, Wolters Kluwer, Sage, Harvard, Toronto, Taylor & Francis, Cambridge, ASME, and IEEE, and organizations such as the World Bank, the British Library, OCLC, and the European Union.
Twitter Handle: @BillKasdorf
Peter Katz is currently VP, Customer Lifecycle Solutions Support. In this role, he leads the development and implementation of strategies for pre- and post-purchase customer experience improvement programs. He is also responsible for working with Elseviers customers to identify and mitigate content theft.
He joined Elsevier in 1999, and previously held a number of sales, marketing and customer service leadership positions. His publishing career started in 1978 at Human Sciences Press; Katz subequently held positions at Academic Press, Thomson, Standard & Poor’s and John Wiley & Sons.
Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of New Ventures and is responsible for expanding service capabilities as CCC moves into new markets and services. Prior to CCC, Roy served as Legal Director, Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers and the UK’s Gold Open Access Infrastructure Program. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, open access, text/data mining, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Roy is Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet and author of two books on publishing contract law. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School.
Twitter Handle: @copyrightclear
Melinda has worked in the scholarly communications industry for over twenty years. After completing a degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, she began her career in academic publishing working at Oxford University Press for 13 years, where she gained a board-level position as Global Marketing Director for the Journals Division. In 2004 she founded TBI Communications, a marketing agency serving academic publishers, societies and libraries. In 2013 she co-founded Kudos a web-based platform that supports the research community in increasing the discoverability and reach of their work. Melinda is a member of the editorial board of Learned Publishing and also a non-Executive Director of Bioscientifica.
Twitter Handle: @melindakenneway
Christian is an independent Consultant and Project Manager for Digital Publishing and IT. Before that, he served as “Director Information and Publishing Technology” at De Gruyter for nearly 11 years.
Christian has worked extensively with service providers all around the world, leading many RFP processes, system migrations, system implementations, and consolidations as well as shaping and implementing the digital strategy of the company. Christian holds a masters degree in Computational Linguistics and has worked as project manager, software developer, server administrator, event manager, and researcher in previous lifes.
Chuck Koscher has been the Director of Technology for Crossref since 2002. His primary responsibility has been the development and operation of Crossref’s core services and technical infrastructure. As a senior staff member he also contributes to the definition of Crossref’s mission and the expansion of its services such as the launch of Funding Data (formerly known as FundRef). His role includes management of technical support and back-end business operations. Chuck and his team interface directly with publisher members in dealing with issues affected by new or evolving industry practices such as those involving non-journal content like books, standards and databases. Chuck has been active within the industry having served 9 years on the NISO board of directors, and a participant in initiatives such as the NISO/NFAIS Best Practices in Journal Publishing and NISO’s Supplemental Material Working Group. Prior to Crossref Chuck has over 20 years in software engineering experience primarily in the aerospace industry.
Stephen Laverick is the Integration Manager with Edanz based in Beijing, China. He chiefly works with publishers and third-parties to ensure that Edanz author services available throughout the publication process meet the needs of the publishing community as a whole. In doing this he forms and manages collaborative partnerships with publishers and third-parties to create efficient workflows at all stages of the publication process.
Prior to joining Edanz in late 2014 Stephen was Technical Director for The Charlesworth Group, overseeing development of efficient, scalable workflows for publishers often integrating with third-party vendors to produce end-to-end workflows. He has over 20 years’ experience in scholarly publishing with time spent working in both the UK and China.
He also serves on the membership committee for the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
Jeff Lewandowski is Senior Publisher for the Americas at IOP Publishing; he manages the IOP Washington, DC office, its publishing team, and several North American society partner relationships.
Twitter Handle: @JeffLewandowski
Brian Lin oversees editorial operations at EurekAlert!, a nonprofit, editorially independent news consortium operated by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the Science family of journals.
EurekAlert! facilitates newsgathering and science communications efforts of its 12,000 reporter-registrants and 10,000 public information officers from research institutions and scholarly journals worldwide. Up to 200 science news releases are made available daily to reporters and the public.
He has more than 15 years of experience as a science communicator, having worked as a press officer at the University of British Columbia before joining AAAS. He led the design of UBC’s media training curriculum and trained more than 500 faculty and students through lectures, workshops and one-on-one coaching.
Brian obtained a Master of Journalism degree from UBC and interned at CTV National News. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from National Taiwan University.
Andrea Lopez is the Sales Director at Annual Reviews where she is responsible for the sales and distribution of Annual Reviews journals worldwide. She joined Annual Reviews in 1999 as their first sales representative to manage the then new site license program, and has worked directly with customers and with sales agents worldwide to build the site license program. She has over 25 years of experience in academic publishing sales.
Daniella Lowenberg is a Publications Manager on PLOS ONE and a member of the PLOS Data Policy team. After obtaining a BS in Microbiology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, she published on antibiotic resistant bacteria at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, as well as curated pharmacogenomics summaries and drug centric pathways for chemotherapy agents at Stanford University. Daniella joined PLOS ONE in 2013, bringing with her both an author and advocacy perspective. She currently oversees the day-to-day implementation of the PLOS Open Data initiative and manages PLOS ONE journal operations.
Gordon MacPherson is Director, Conference Quality at the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He leads a team dedicated to the evangelization and enforcement of best practices in technical program development for IEEE’s 1,600+ annual conferences. Prior to joining IEEE, Gordon served in various editorial and production management roles with Dow Jones & Company, Reed Elsevier, and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He began his publishing career as a proofreader/production assistant at the Research Institute of America, Inc., a division of Thomson Reuters.
Gordon holds a BA in Journalism from Fordham University, MA in Corporate & Public Communication from Monmouth University, and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He lives with his family in central New Jersey.
Duncan MacRae currently serves as the Senior Manager, Open Access, Editorial for Wolters Kluwer. In this capacity, Duncan oversees the development and implementation of editorial policies for Wolters Kluwer and Medknow open access publications. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2013, Duncan served as Managing Editor for Neurosurgery, the official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and as Senior Manager, Editorial Operations for PriMed, a leading provider of continuing medical education.
Mr. MacRae graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, and currently resides in Atlanta, GA.
Jeff Mahony is the Director, Division of Professional and Consumer Publishing at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Elk Grove Village, IL. Jeff oversees the development of the award-winning AAP product line of books (for pediatric health professionals and for parents), online publications, eBooks, mobile apps, video products, and patient education materials. Jeff has more than 20 years of publishing experience, and has been at the AAP since 2002, originally in the role of Manager, Digital Strategy and Product Development. Among his key initiatives at the AAP have been the launches of Red Book Online and Pediatric Care Online. Jeff is a proud graduate of Hofstra University in New York.
Twitter Handle: @jmahony11
As Publisher at the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), David Marshall oversees SIAMs publishing program, which includes 16 peer-reviewed journals and a print and e-book program with more than 400 titles. He also has management responsibility for international sales and licensing. With over 30 years experience in professional publishing, his previous positions have included Vice President, Journals at Wolters Kluwer Health; Vice President and General Manager of MedCases; and General Manager of Harcourt Health Communications. David serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of CLOCKSS as well as the North American Steering Committee of ALPSP.
John W. Maxwell is Associate Professor & Director of the Publishing Program at Simon Fraser University, where his focus is on the impact of digital technologies in the book and magazine industries. His past research has focused on the cultural trajectory of personal and educational computing over the past four decades, and his current research interests include the evolution of practical publication technologies, the emergence of digital genres, and the history of digital media.
As Vice President of Business Development for Scholarly iQ, Stuart Maxwell is responsible for shaping the client, sales and marketing strategies for the academic publishing markets leading data management, integration and analytics specialist Scholarly iQ (www.scholarlyiq.com).
With over 10 years in digital media, Stuart has worked with leading analytics companies Omniture and comScore and was instrumental in the set-up of the validation and auditing requirements for Project COUNTER during his time at ABCe. Stuart brings the experience of a broad range of clients together, from leading media organisations such as BBC and News International through to academic publishers including American Institute of Physics and Elsevier.
Jennifer Mayfield is the Deputy Senior Director of Electronic Publishing at The Optical Society. She has worked in electronic publishing for over 18 years, most notably as the Managing Editor for Optics Express, the first electronic journal in the physical sciences and now the 12th largest journal in the world. Currently she manages OSA Publishing, the society’s digital library platform
Monica McCormick is Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing at New York University, reporting jointly to the Division of Libraries and NYU Press. She develops strategies and services for digital publishing at both organizations, and manages collaborations between them. Among other new-model publishing projects, Monica is the managing editor for MediaCommons, a network of scholars in media studies who create multi-modal scholarship with open peer review, and she serves as project manager for a three-year $785,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop infrastructure for Enhanced Networked Monographs. She received her MSLS in 2006 from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before beginning her hybrid publisher/librarian role, she served as acquisitions editor for history and ethnic studies at the University of California Press.
Twitter Handle: @moncia
Brian McDonald is a Senior User Experience Designer at Silverchair in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has experience in a wide range of web design roles with core strengths in information architecture, prototyping, and visual design. He is increasingly interested in designing products based on behavioral evidence acquired through user testing. Before joining Silverchair, Brian worked as Online Design Director at Penguin Random House in New York.
Alice Meadows is Director of Community Engagement & Support for ORCID, a nonprofit whose goal is to solve the name ambiguity problem in scholarly communications. Alice was formerly ORCID’s Director of Communications and before that held a variety of communications and marketing roles at Wiley and previously Blackwell. She is a regular contributor to The Scholarly Kitchen and a former SSP board member and ALPSP council member.
Sarah Melton is the Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. As a digital humanities practitioner, Sarah is interested in digital publishing and open advocacy movements. She is the digital publishing strategist of the open access journal Southern Spaces, a journal about the regions, places, and cultures of the U.S. South and their global connections. In addition, Sarah is a managing editor of the Atlanta Studies Network, an open access, digital publication and resource hub for research about the city of Atlanta. She is also the community and advocacy coordinator for the Open Access Button, a mapping project that visualizes the global effects of research paywalls.
Twitter Handle: @svmelton
Ann Michael is President and Founder of Delta Think, a publishing consultancy focused on innovation in product strategy, development, and content management. Delta Think has worked with dozens of major commercial and non-profit scholarly and educational publishers as they clarified their business objectives, gained insight into their customers needs, defined new content products and business models, introduced new tools and technologies, and developed the skills and expertise needed to be successful in an ever changing publishing environment. Ann is currently President-elect of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences and events, and is a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.
Twitter Handle: annmichael
Catherine Mitchell is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning, development, and operational management of the Access & Publishing Group at the California Digital Library. This group includes both Digital Special Collections and Publishing Services. The Digital Special Collections Program (DSC) supports collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California to provide access to a world class digital collection that serves an array of end users, from researchers and scholars to K-12 students. The Publishing Group provides the University of California scholarly community with innovative digital publication and distribution services through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships.
Twitter Handle: @catherinemitch
Heather Morrison is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies. She completed her doctorate “Freedom for scholarship in the information age” at Simon Fraser University in 2012. Prior to becoming an academic Heather was a long-time open access advocate, researcher and librarian. From 2002 – 2012 Heather served as a Coordinator at BC Electronic Library Network, based in Vancouver, where one of her principal areas of responsibility was coordinating consortial licensing of electronic resources.
Jeremy Morse, Director of Publishing Technology, University of Michigan. Jeremy joined University of Michigan in 2005 as Electronic Publishing Programmer for the Scholarly Publishing Office, then assumed the head of the nascent Publishing Technology unit with the creation of the new Michigan Publishing division in 2010. He was previously Preservation Technology Specialist for five years at Northwestern University, and also served four years in that institution’s Course Reserves, where he ascended to department supervisor. He is currently Co-PI and Technical Lead on the Mellon funded project “Building a Hosted Platform for Managing Monographic Source Materials and Born Digital Publications through Library/Press Collaboration”, which continues his longstanding quest to increase the affordability and sustainability of scholarly publishing by integrating with library services and infrastructure.
Alison Mudditt has been Director of University of California Press since 2011. Alison’s publishing career begin at 1988 at Blackwell in Oxford before joining Taylor & Francis Inc. in Philadelphia as Publishing Director of the Behavioral Sciences Division in 1997. Alison joined SAGE in 2001 as Vice President and Editorial Director, and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2004 where she led the SAGE’s publishing programs across books, journals and digital during a period of tremendous growth. Alison is a regular speaker at industry meetings and is currently Vice Chair of the Scientific Publications Committee and member of the Open Science Committee of the American Heart Association, and member of the Board of Directors of K|N Consultants. She has also served on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers, and was Co-Chair of the Deans Leadership Council at California State University, Channel Islands.
Ben Mudrak is Global Communications Manager at Research Square, the company behind manuscript services provider American Journal Experts, independent peer review service Rubriq, and other solutions to help researchers communicate their work. In his role, Ben oversees all messaging to current and potential customers around the world, including education content, email, website text, and press. Prior to his current position, Ben served on Research Square’s Business Development team and launched AJE’s author education program, including in-person workshops, webinars, and an online resource site. Before joining Research Square, Ben was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Elon University. Ben holds a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University and a BSc in Biology from the University of Virginia. He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, daughter, and son.
Twitter Handle: @benmudrak
Kamran Naim is Strategic Development Manager for the nonprofit publisher Annual Reviews in Palo Alto, California, and is also a Doctoral Candidate and Research Lead at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. His interests span the breadth of scholarly publishingfrom issues relating to access (particularly examining new models for open access), accessibility, and usability of research information. He has worked extensively in the developing world working to implement technical solutions to support capacity building through broader access and visibility of research. At Annual Reviews, he works to advance the organization’s mission to support and advance research communities through a range of innovative programs that seek to maximize the positive impact of science on humanity.
Tanja Niemann is Executive Director of the Érudit Consortium and was acting director of the Digital Publishing Center at Université de Montreal from 2009 to 2011. Tanja holds a communication degree from the University of Leipzig in Germany, where she specialized in Book Studies and Publishing.
Responsible for publisher relations and collection development, Tanja has been involved in large-scale digitization projects, including dissemination strategies and marketing, and is familiar with technology-intensive scholarly publishing projects. Over the last few years, Tanja has assisted many journal publishers in the transition from traditional publishing to the digital environment, including Open Access publishing models.
Deborah A. Nolan is Dean of University Libraries at Towson University, Towson, MD. She earned her B.A. at Wittenberg University, OH in 1974 and her M.L.S. at the University of Pittsburgh, PA in 1975. In 2013 she was awarded the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology by Towson University, MD. Her qualitative research focused on the role of academic librarians in supporting distance learners. She has provided consulting to academic libraries in the areas of strategic planning, human resources management, and space utilization and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of academic library administration at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. She has been active in library professional associations including the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Library Leadership and Management Association. She serves on the Baltimore County Public Library Foundation Board of Directors.
Rob is Director of Publishing Technologies at The Rockefeller University Press, publisher of The Journal of Cell Biology, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, and The Journal of General Physiology. He oversees all production-related workflows and drives technological innovation. Drawing from over two decades of STM experience, Rob is responsible for keeping abreast of and evaluating current publishing initiatives, policies, and technical standards, threading them together and architecting workflows that fit RUP’s infrastructure.
Christine Orr is Sales Director for Ringgold Inc. She supports Ringgold’s client base of publishers and intermediaries, helping them to improve data quality and interoperability, exploit the business intelligence within their own data, and explore the market for their content. Prior to joining Ringgold, Christine spent 15 years with the Optical Society of America and the American Institute of Physics, helping them to navigate the institutional market for legacy journals. She holds an MLS.
Twitter Handle: @RinggoldInc, chrissorr
Evan is VP Publishing Technologies at Cenveo Publisher Services, a recognized leader serving the scholarly publishing community with editorial, production, and technology solutions. He has been working in academic publishing for 30 years: The University of Chicago Press, Portico / JSTOR, and AIP Publishing. He has been active in information standards (ISO 12083 DTD, NLM DTD, JATS), digital preservation (PREMIS and JHOVE), and in industry organizations and initiatives including Crossref, NISO, and CHORUS. He has been a frequent speaker at events in the publishing and library communities since the 1990s, including AAP, AAUP, CESSE, CNI, DLF, NARA, NDIIP, NISO, SSP, and STM.
Richard Padley is the Chairman and founder of Semantico, an award-winning specialist software company supplying identity, access management and digital publishing solutions for publishers and information providers. Prior to founding Semantico in 1999, Richard worked for Macmillan, where he developed the first multi-volume online reference works, and built article workflow tracking systems and XML content management software. Richard’s academic background is in computer science and he lives in Brighton.
Louise Page joined PLOS as Publisher in 2015. Prior to PLOS, Louise was Vice President, Publisher Relations and Business Development at HighWire Press. There she successfully managed teams responsible for publisher account management, business development and strategic planning for the companys global publisher network, driving the strategic and financial growth of publishing partners through technology, editorial outreach and operational excellence. Previously Louise held technology and editorial leadership positions at John Wiley & Sons and Oxford University Press. At Wiley, she launched their first online journal in 1995 and Wiley InterScience.
Chance is a first year undergraduate student enrolled in the Science One program at the University of British Columbia. He spent his last summer as a research intern at the Thermalhydraulics laboratory at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, where he studied the measurement of two-phase pipe flow using advanced laser-based measurement techniques. During his first year, Chance became the founder and president of UBCs very first STEM Fellowship club, which is designed to provide students in STEM fields with enriching opportunities such as scientific writing workshops and competitions. As the president, he has managed a team of executives, designed events, and built relations with other science organizations at UBC in order to better promote STEM education through the club. After his undergraduate degree, Chance aspires to be a surgeon, and later on become the Chief Executive Officer of a hospital.
Dr. Phipps manages all research grants and agreements, including knowledge and technology transfer, for York University and Yorks award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit. In addition to other awards and recognitions, he received the 2015 Research Management Excellence Award and 2015 Presidents Award for Innovation in Knowledge Mobilization. In 2015 he was named the Gordon and Jean Southam Fellow from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He is also the KT Lead for NeuroDevNet and Network Director for ResearchImpact-REseauImpactRecherche.
Twitter Handle: @researchimpact
Stephen Pinfield is Professor of Information Services Management at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has particular interests in scholarly communication, research data management, and library and information strategy. He was formerly Chief Information Officer at the University of Nottingham and Founding Director of the SHERPA initiative. He has extensive experience of involvement in national and international policy development in areas associated with open access and open data.
Dr. Deborah Poff is Executive Vice-President and Provost at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences in British Columbia. Previously she was President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University. From 1994 to 2004, she was Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2004, she was a Fellow in Public Policy at the Sheldon Chumir Foundation in Ethical Leadership. She is Co-founder and founding Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics. She is Editor of Business Ethics in Canada, and Section editor on Business and Economic Ethics of the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, (Elsevier). In 2013, she co-edited Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Celebrating the First Thirty Years of Publication (Springer). She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics, forthcoming, (Springer). She serves as a Trustee on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Anne works for INASP, an international development charity that supports the access, communication and use of scholarly research. Anne is responsible for managing, developing and implementing INASPs information access work in over 80 developing countries, providing focused support to partners in 23 of those countries. INASP’s access activities support libraries and consortia with access to and use of no or low cost scholarly e-resources. Anne leads INASPs work with over 50 publishers offering access to their online research literature in some 150 collections. Through the Publishers for Development forum, Anne has been instrumental in developing INASP’s principles of responsible engagement for publishers. These principles encourage and assist publishers to understand the country context, respect a country’s wish to negotiate as a consortium or purchasing club, make slow and sustainable changes, think medium to long term on pricing and to be realistic about sales expectations. INASP programmes support developing country researchers to write and publish their research, and INASP is one of the organizations leading the Think.Check.Submit campaign, helping researchers understand their options, and check key criteria before submitting their papers to journals.
Bob Pursell is an entrepreneurial and creative business leader with over 27 years of experience and success in professional publishing having worked in both commercial enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Bob has spent the last 16 years in scholarly publishing. He is currently Vice President of Sales for Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting, Inc., where he directs sales representation for publisher clients in The Americas, Australia, and New Zealand. Previously, Bob was Director of Marketing, Medical Publishing at McGraw-Hill Education and Associate Publisher for Sales, Marketing and Advertising at American Psychiatric Association Publishing. Bob is a graduate of Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Twitter Handle: @Poliflogg
Jenni Rankin is the Marketing Manager for Annual Reviews, a non-profit publisher of review journals in the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences. With research literature and data becoming more and more abundant, Annual Reviews articles help keep researchers abreast of knowledge in their own and related fields and provide an expert view of the role and value of science to society. Jenni has spent a decade at Annual Reviews emphasizing the value of reviews and building relationships with both end-users and institutional customers. She has helped launch 15 journals, and she continues to strategize and plan for future journal launches.
Laura Ricci is the Senior Product Manager for Partnerships at EBSCO, where she manages technology, metadata, and distribution partnerships for the dynamic eBooks team. Prior to joining EBSCO, she was the Senior Market Analyst of STM and Education & Training at Outsell, Inc. Laura’s early career ranges from developing custom textbooks in India with Pearson Education to earning an MA in International Publishing at Oxford Brookes in the UK. Besides her work on the SSP Boston Regional Programming Task Force and Early Career Task Force, she is the current Co-Chair of the SSP Annual Meeting Committee.
Rigden-Snead, American Chemical Society
Tara Robenalt, Director of Product and Business Development at PLOS, a nonprofit publisher, innovator and advocacy organization. Tara has over 15 years of publishing experience, having held leadership roles in product management, strategy, business development and marketing. Prior to PLOS, she was Vice President, Product Strategy and Marketing at HighWire Press where she introduced significant enhancements to the publishing platform used by hundreds of publishers, and launched several new products, including an eBooks platform.
Jason Roberts is a Senior Partner at Origin Editorial, an editorial office services and peer review management company that has grown to include a staff of over 50 Managing Editors and Editorial Assistants, dispersed globally. He is also the Executive Editor of the journal, Headache as well as a past president of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, an organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in editorial offices. Dr. Roberts is committed to educating all publishing stakeholders on publication ethics and the implementation of robust ethics policies. He is also working closely with the EQUATOR Network to provide resources for journals, editors and publishers to implement policies that encourage improved reporting standards in an effort to ensure journals more rigorously validate papers and provide readers with the information they need to potentially replicate a study.
Twitter Handle: @robertsjasonl
Sara Rouhi has worked in scholarly publishing for seven years and manages sales and outreach in North America for Altmetric.com. She speaks and runs workshops on metrics in practice and the scholarly publishing process at library and scholarly publishing conferences worldwide. She is an active member of the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and currently runs their Librarian Focus Group program. She was awarded SSP’s Emerging Leader Award in 2015. Previous to working at Altmetric, she managed outreach and training for ACS Publications, working with librarians to help explain and clarify ACS Publications policies, products, and services. Sara conceived of and launched the ACS on Campus program, spearheaded the ACS Publications library summit expansion and managed the ACS Publications Customer Advisory Panel. Follow her @RouhiRoo and https://www.linkedin.com/in/sararouhi
Twitter Handle: @RouhiRoo
Laura is in charge of communication, outreach and training activities for DataCite and leads DataCite’s communication contributions to the THOR Project. Adoption and awareness among the research community are her main goals. She holds an MSc in Computer Science as well as in Knowledge Management. In the past few years she has combined technical work, UI/UX design and outreach for different public and private research institutions, such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She is passionate about statistics, vector images and Murakami’s novels.
Twitter Handle: @datacite espacial
As President of the U.S. Operations for Editage / Cactus Communications, located in the greater Philadelphia area, Donald is actively involved in supporting the language editing and publication needs of the academic community, managing workflow across global time zones, and raising the level of awareness and professionalism of good publication practices, worldwide. As such, he understands the logistics of scholarly publication and the global outsourcing of language editing and author support services, and is a major player in shaping perceptions, defining workflows, and delivering quality. In the past year he has been active in addressing irresponsible commercial activities on the scholarly landscape and has mounted an industry-wide global call-to-action to build a Coalition for Responsible Publication Resources (CRPR; www.RPRcoalition.org) to help authors identify ethical publishers and author services, and to help coordinate dialog across industries about predatory commercial practices in scholarly publishing.
Robin Seaman is the Director of Content for the Silicon Valley nonprofit Benetech, which runs Bookshare, the largest digital library in the world for people with print disabilities. She also oversees Benetech’s Born Accessible Initiative, whose goal is to ensure that content that is born digital is also born accessible, and chairs the BISG’s Accessible Publishing Working Group. She has over 25 years of experience in print and digital publishing spanning trade, academic, educational, and technology publishing sectors. She was the Director of Content for the Rocket eBook, the first handheld electronic reading device, and has held a variety of marketing roles in New York and the San Francisco bay Area with Macmillan, Oxford University Press, The Crown Publishing Group, HarperCollins and IDG Books. Robin holds a BA in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley as well as an MA in Slavic Languages and Literature from Berkeley.
John Shaw is Vice President of Publishing Technologies at SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher of innovative, high-quality content. John is a 20-year veteran in the publishing industry. During his tenure, John has held management roles in Journals Production, Composition, and Abstracting and Indexing. He is currently responsible for SAGE’s Global Electronic Publishing Technology program, including electronic peer review, content hosting platforms, semantic indexing & content enrichment, content encoding strategies, web technologies, online accessibility, electronic content delivery, and content management strategies. John has a proven track record in recruiting and managing high-performing global teams, including an international staff and external development partners.
John is actively involved in the industry, frequently speaking at key publishing events, including SSP, STM, ALPSP, PSP, and The Digital Publishing Summit. He has previously served as a board member of the The Society of Scholarly Publishing and an Advisory Board Member for Aptara Corp. John currently serves on the CrossRef Board of Directors and is a member of the STM Future Labs group.
Jean P. Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the MidContinental Region and National Training Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Director for Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Utah. She is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine at the University of Utah. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007, and promoted health literacy as her primary presidential initiative; including creating a national health literacy curriculum. Jean graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an MSLS, and a BA in Biology from Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, Virginia Commonwealth University), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM, University of Maryland, Baltimore. Her professional interests are: health literacy, scholarly communications, library administration, innovation and LEAN.
Ann Snoeyenbos is the Manager for International Sales and Special Markets at Project MUSE. She has championed outreach to libraries in developing and transitional economies since she arrived at MUSE 12 years ago and is the primary contact for the MUSE-INASP relationship. Before joining Project MUSE, Ann was a tenured librarian at New York University, in the role of Librarian for West European Social Science. She holds an MLS in Library Science and an MA in West European Studies, both from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Beth Staehle is Director of Publications for the Biophysical Society, where she is responsible for the biweekly Biophysical Journal, a monthly newsletter, and is working on new product development. She has more than three decades of editorial, production, and management experience in scholarly publishing with several scientific societies and healthcare organizations in print and digital magazine, book, and journal publishing. In addition to running her own business for several years, she has consulted on workflow management and editorial office hiring. She enjoys the breath of opportunities available in not-for-profit publishing, from strategic planning and business development, to production innovation and marketing strategies. She is a member of the SSP Professional Development Committee and a former member of the Education Committee. She last spoke at an SSP meeting on managing change in the publishing environment.
Maria Stanton, Director of Digital Production, has strategic responsibility for ATLA’s full product line, including ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials. ATLA’s growth in recent years is the result of an intentional commitment to expanded global relationships, including our collaboration with similar associations in other regions of the world and the creation of programs to support researchers in developing countries. Maria is also a member of ATLA’s leadership team. Prior to joining ATLA, Maria was the VP of Production for Alexander Street Press and the Senior Director of Content Operations at Serials Solutions.
Greg Tananbaum is the owner of ScholarNext Consulting, which focuses on the intersection of technology, content, and academia. In this capacity, Greg works on a broad variety of issues, including strategic planning, business development, management consulting, policy analysis, and product development. Clients include Microsoft, Facebook, SPARC, the American Heart Association, Annual Reviews, the University of California, and PLOS.
Greg has 20+ years’ experience in scholarly communications, academic publishing, and technology. In addition to his consulting work, he has served as President of The Berkeley Electronic Press, as well as Director of Product Marketing for EndNote. He has been as an invited speaker at dozens of conferences, including the American Library Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Association of Professional and Learned Society Publishers, and Online Information UK. He holds a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Yale University.
Terri Teleen is Director, Editorial Operations & Communications at John Wiley & Sons. She previously served as Publisher at Wiley/Blackwell and has worked as a book editor, an academic administrator and an English instructor in China. Terri holds degrees in American Studies from Georgetown and Brown and lives with her family in the Boston area.
David Thew is an experienced and successful executive search and recruitment professional with some 21 years’ experience working with major global publishers, information providers and information professionals to identify, attract and place the highest-caliber professionals across all publishing and information disciplines and geographies. He was a founding Director and Joint MD of Intelligent Resources (IR), the specialist information industry and publishing recruitment consultancy, and subsequently Director of Publisher and Information Provider Recruitment at TFPL following the merger of IR and TFPL in 2009. He left TFPL (of his own volition) in 2013 to establish his own executive search consultancy for publishing and digital content markets. David is a Council member of ALPSP and an active member of its Professional Development Committee and is also a member of STM’s Early Careers Committee.
John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software in support of greater access to knowledge. His books include the Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006) and the forthcoming Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke.
Wendy Wise is the Manager of Content Marketing and Lead Generation at the American Chemical Society. Wendy is working on transforming the way the society markets its journals, products, and news to an audience of over a million readers in the chemistry universe through content marketing and new marketing technology. Previously, she worked at the American Association of the Advancement of Science as a Marketing Manager, promoting Science magazine and its affiliated journals.
Richard has 30 years experience in the Software and Information industry in Europe and the United States. Before joining Aries, Richard spent 8 years at SilverPlatter where he managed a 30-person team developing CD-ROM and Internet products for clinicians, researchers and librarians. He joined Aries in 1999 and has played a leading role in the successful development of Editorial Manager, an online peer review system that has been deployed to more than 6,000 scholarly journals, and ProduXion Manager for production tracking. He holds a joint degree in Business and Law from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sharon Yi has served as China Marketing Manager at Research Square since Jun 2015. She is responsible for developing China marketing campaigns, overseeing content management of digital properties and partnering with cross-functional leaders to inform market strategy, customer insights and marketplace trends in China. Sharon has served as Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Homeinns Hotel Group (NASDAQ HMIN) from 2010 to 2011. From 2006 to 2010, she was the Account Manager at Ogilvy & Mather and FCB, helping multiple international brands enter China. Sharon is passionate about leveraging customer insights to elevate brand value and drive business results. She holds a bachelors degree from Beijing Film Academy and an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame.