Alison MuddittAlison Mudditt has been contributing to The Scholarly Kitchen for a while, and we figured it was time to make her an official Chef. Alison has been working to bring new voices to the Kitchen, particularly those from university presses, curating a series of posts (here and here so far) to broaden the ideas and viewpoints presented on this blog.

While Alison will continue to curate these guest posts, she will also be writing her own posts which is exciting because, as Director of the University of California Press, Alison is at the forefront of experimentation and exploration of new models for scholarly publishers. Alison brings a wealth of publishing experience to the Kitchen, both from the commercial and the not-for-profit realms (previous to running the UC Press she has worked at SAGE, Taylor & Francis and Blackwell).

Please join me in welcoming Alison to the Kitchen!

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "Welcome a New Chef in the Kitchen, Alison Mudditt"

Glad to have university presses represented more in this blog, and no better person to invite as a new Chef than Alison, who leads one of the more innovative presses in the land.

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