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2017 Fall Seminar: New Directions in Society & Nonprofit Pub Speaker Biography

Ashley Farley has spent the last decade working both academic and public libraries, focusing on digital inclusion and providing access to scholarly content. Currently, Ashley is an Associate Officer of Knowledge and Research Services at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this capacity, she serves on the core Open Access team, focusing on the foundation’s Open Access Policy’s implementation. This includes the development of Chronos, a newly created service for its grantees and staff, as well as, leading the implementation of Gates Open Research, a revolutionary publishing platform hosted by F1000. This work has sparked a passion for promoting open access, believing that freely accessible knowledge has the power to improve and save lives.

Todd Reitzel has twenty seven years’ experience in nonprofit publishing, including at the American Anthropological Association, American Society of Hematology, American Educational Research Association, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and most recently the Association for Psychological Science. He has experience in peer review management, copyediting, production, business management, and business development. He is a long-time member of SSP and currently serves on the SSP Development Committee.

Michael Clarke is the President of Clarke & Company, a management consulting firm working at the intersection of technology, business, and content. Clarke & Company focuses on digital strategy, product development, and market research related to STM and scholarly publishing. He is also a partner at STM Advisers, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the STM marketplace. Prior to founding Clarke & Company, he was Executive Vice President for Product and Market Development at Silverchair Information Systems. Additionally, Michael has held positions at the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Chicago Press. He currently serves on the board of directors for Silverchair Information System and is a past board member of both the Council of Science Editors and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. A frequent contributor to the Scholarly Kitchen, Michael is a graduate the University of Colorado and the University of Chicago.

Wendy Queen is the  Director of  Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press . She serves on the international board of COUNTER, ALPSP steering committee and the CrossRef eBooks Interest group. Project MUSE is working on a Mellon funded initiative, MUSE Open,  to pursue the distribution of OA monographs.

Jerry Sheehan As Deputy Director, NLM, Jerry Sheehan shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities. In addition, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Library and, in the absence of the Director, assumes full responsibility for all functions performed by the National Library of Medicine. Sheehan joined the NLM as Assistant Director for Policy Development in September 2006. In this position, he was responsible for monitoring, evaluating and advising NLM officials on a broad range of science, technology, information and health policy issues that affect the Library. He also managed the trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee and served as a key link to a variety of communities in the public and private sectors that develop and implement such policies. From September 2015 to January 2017, Mr. Sheehan was on detail to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he served as Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information and helped advance open science policies across the Federal Government. Mr. Sheehan came to NLM from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he served as Principal Administrator and Senior Economist in the Science & Technology Policy Division from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Sheehan held positions as a Senior Program Officer with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council and as an Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Mr. Sheehan has been actively involved in international government discussions about intellectual property rights, public access to the results of government-funded research and industry-science relationships. He holds BS (Electrical Engineering) and MS (Technology and Policy) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lori Carlin With more than twenty-five years of experience in society publishing and association management, Lori Carlin is a recognized expert in customer insight, market research, marketing strategy, and digital product development. Lori is currently the Director of Marketing and Senior Consultant at Delta Think, Inc., and has also held senior positions in Marketing, Sales, Online Content Delivery, and Subscriber/Member Services for a number of scholarly publishers and societies. With both creative and technical expertise, Lori is adept at implementing customer insight methodologies and building effective marketing strategies for publishing programs and products, and has helped professional societies and corporations develop and deliver publishing products that best meet and exceed customer needs.  She is also very active in the publishing industry, serving as a SSP Board Member and Branding Task Force Co-Chair, and as a member of the PSP Professional Development and Annual Meeting Committees, and the ASAE Marketing Council.