Patricia K. Baskin

Patricia K. Baskin

Patricia K. (Patty) Baskin, MS, is Executive Editor of the four Neurology® journals published by the American Academy of Neurology: Neurology, Neurology: Clinical Practice, Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, and Neurology: Genetics. She is a former SSP Program Committee co-chair and is past president of the Council of Science Editors (CSE). She serves as CSE’s representative to the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications (C4DISC).

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Swarnali Bhattacharya

Swarnali Bhattacharya

Swarnali Bhattacharya is a publishing professional at Enago Academy. He is actively involved in developing comprehensive and easy-to-understand resources for researchers and assisting them in their publication journey. Through the Global Risk Assessment initiative, He is also working on identifying, assessing, and raising awareness of global risk factors that potentially affect the researcher community.

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Sara Bosshart

Sara Bosshart

Sara Bosshart is the Open Access Publisher at IWA Publishing, the publishing division of the International Water Association, where she is responsible for implementing a strategic transition towards Open Access. Originally a marine geologist, Sara began her publishing career at Frontiers where she launched and managed a suite of new OA journals in the Physical and Life Sciences, including Frontiers in Marine Science.

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Amy Brand

Amy Brand

Amy Brand is Director of the MIT Press and Co-Founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. She headed business and product development at Crossref from 2001 to 2008, and currently serves on the Crossref Board of Directors.

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Eric Broug

Eric Broug

Eric Broug spent ten years working for a British academic publisher as their business manager for Africa and the Middle East, and latterly the Benelux & Scandinavia. His job was to grow revenue and reputational capital.

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Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant is Senior Program Officer with OCLC. She previously served as Assistant Dean in the University of Illinois Graduate College and Director of Community at ORCID. Her research interests include research information management (RIM), persistent identifiers, and institutional scholarly communication practices.

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Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell

Rachel Caldwell is scholarly communication librarian at University of Tennessee Knoxville. She has a dual Master’s degree in Information Science and Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her position in scholarly communication, Rachel worked in museums and as an instruction librarian.

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Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D. is a historian at the White House Historical Association, and an expert in Early American history, the presidency, and the government – especially the president’s cabinet. Chervinsky shares her research by writing everything from op-eds to books, speaking on podcasts and other media, and teaching every kind of audience. Chervinsky has been featured in the Law and History Review, the Journal of the Early Republic, Presidential Studies Quarterly, TIME, and the Washington Post. Her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, was published by the Belknap Imprint of Harvard University Press on April 7, 2020.

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Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher

Alex Christopher is the Australian Publishers Association’s Communications Manager. The Association represents Scholarly & Journal, Tertiary & Professional, Schools & Education, Trade, Children’s and Independent Publishers across the country.

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Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran

Geraldine Cochran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Office of STEM Education at Rutgers University. As a physics education researcher, Cochran investigates strategies for modifying physics curricula to support students underprepared in math and ways to broaden participation in physics. Cochran also provides organization-wide inclusion/climate assessments.

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Niccole Coggins

Niccole Coggins

Niccole Coggins is the editorial, design and production coordinator and assistant project editor for the University of Virginia Press. Before UVA, she was a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow at the University of Washington Press where she combined her lifelong interests in racial identity and indigenous sovereignty working on books in Asian American and Indigenous studies, and American and environmental history. She is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella

Alexa Colella is the marketing manager for journals at the University of Illinois Press. Alexa is interested in advancing journal scholarship in the humanities and social sciences with creative and innovative projects and initiatives.

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Rod Cookson

Rod Cookson

Rod Cookson currently runs IWA Publishing, which spreads knowledge about the world’s most valuable resource, water. He is a Director and Council Member of ALPSP and a Council Member of the Society Publishers’ Coalition. Before joining IWA Publishing, Rod spent ten years at Taylor & Francis, variously running the Medical and Life & Environmental Science journal portfolios. He has also worked for Blackwell Publishing and Reed Education.

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Jocelyn Dawson

Jocelyn Dawson

Jocelyn Dawson is the journals marketing manager at Duke University Press. She has served on committees of the Association of University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a previous member of the SSP’s Board of Directors. She plays an active role in equity and inclusion efforts at Duke University Press and co-leads the cross-organizational Toolkits of Equity project to develop antiracism guides for scholarly publishing.

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Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue

Betsy Donohue is the VP of Publisher Business Development for Digital Science. Before joining Digital Science in 2013, Betsy worked in a variety of marketing, sales and business development positions, including at the Ingram Content Group, Scope eKnowledge and SWETS.

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Dawn Durante

Dawn Durante

Dawn Durante is the Editor in Chief at the University of Texas Press. Dawn’s master’s thesis was on trust, peer review, and ebooks, and she is a member of the editorial collective for the Feeding the Elephant scholarly communications forum on the H-Net Book Channel. You can follow her on Twitter @dawnd.

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Mark Edington

Mark Edington

Mark Edington is the founding director of the Amherst College Press and the publisher of Lever Press, two initiatives to build a pathway for peer-reviewed, digitally native scholarship from a liberal arts perspective through a platinum open access model.

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Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD, is the Vice President, Research Intelligence on the Global Strategic Networks team at Elsevier, where her responsibilities center on how insights from data, metrics, and analytics guide strategic planning for research, funding and policy organizations, as well as how open science is advancing to strengthen the research enterprise.

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Ashley Fernandes

Ashley Fernandes

Ashley Fernandes is a publishing professional at Enago Academy. She is actively involved in developing comprehensive and easy-to-understand resources for researchers and assisting them in their publication journey. Through the Global Risk Assessment initiative, she is also working on identifying, assessing, and raising awareness of global risk factors that potentially affect the researcher community.

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Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher has worked in academic publishing since 1983. Previously Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, he is now Deputy Chairman of Yale University Press (London), a non-executive director of Edinburgh UP and Vice-President and Chair of Publications for the Royal Historical Society. He also writes a regular blog for the Independent Publishers Guild in the UK on the intersection of academic publishing and public policy.

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Jennifer Frederick

Jennifer Frederick

Jennifer Frederick is a senior surveys analyst at Ithaka S+R on the Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She leads projects surveying directors and staff of libraries, museums, and other scholarly organizations. She uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine organizational culture, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is interested in improving outcomes related to access and feelings of belonging.

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Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum

Shalu Gillum is the Head of Public Services for the Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. She presented at MLA InSight on the Challenges in Promoting Information Literacy in an Academic Medical Center.

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Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado

Gisela Concepción Fosado is the Editorial Director at Duke University Press and publishes books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences. She also co-leads Duke University Press’ Task Force for Equity and Inclusion. Gisela holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan.

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Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp

Gabe Harp leads the Digital Products & Software Services team at the MIT Press, where he is neck-deep in digital books, journals, open access, and exploring new ways of working. Before joining the MIT Press he spent many years with Cell Press / Elsevier. He will be joining the Society for Scholarly Publishing Board of Directors as of the 2020-2021 term.

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Melody Herr

Melody Herr

Melody Herr, PhD, has more than 20 years of professional experience in scholarly communications and scholarly publishing. Formerly an acquisitions editor for the University of Michigan Press, she currently heads the Office of Scholarly Communications at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She recently published Writing and Publishing Your Book: a Guide for Experts in Every Field (2017).

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Philipp Hess

Philipp Hess

Philipp Hess studied Engineering and Industrial Design in the Netherlands and Japan, before getting into scholarly content while working for Kiron, a platform that offers higher education to refugees. He is currently the Head of Publisher Relations at the Knowledge Unlatched GmbH and is pursuing a complimentary Master Degree at the Hochschule St.Gallen and the University of Arts Berlin in “Leadership in digital Innovation”. His goal is to make knowledge accessible to everyone, everywhere and to help shape the future dissemination of scholarly content.

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Simon Holt

Simon Holt

Simon Holt is Publisher, Micro/Nanotechnologies and Reference Content Volume Strategy at Elsevier. He is a member of the Scholarly Kitchen Cabinet, the group that oversees this blog for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) and the SSP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He was recently named a winner of the SSP’s 2020 Emerging Leader Award.

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Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde

Adam Hyde is the co-founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation (Coko) where he leads technical projects, building platforms, methodologies, and communities to support open source collaborative knowledge production and publication as part of the academic process.

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Violaine Iglesias

Violaine Iglesias

Violaine Iglesias is CEO & co-founder of Cadmore Media, the first video hosting platform dedicated to scholarly information. Cadmore’s vision is to provide the best on-demand streaming technology and service to scholarly and professional organizations so they can publish media content in the same expert way they do journals and books. With prior roles at SAGE Publishing, GVPi and Random House, Violaine has 18 years of experience in academic and trade publishing, including 8 years working with video publishing solutions.

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Simon Inger

Simon Inger

Simon Inger is a Consultant with Renew Consultants and has been working in the scholarly information space for over thirty years. His work with Renew is largely in strategy-setting with scholarly societies in North America and Europe. In addition to his role at Renew, Simon is the COO and Co-founder at Cadmore Media, a specialist streaming media solutions provider for societies, a Board Advisor to Accucoms, and Conference Chair of the Society Street series of conferences.

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John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis

John Ioannidis is the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention, Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Statistics; co-Director, Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, at Stanford University.

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Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs

Jerry A. Jacobs is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1983. He has served as the Editor of the American Sociological Review, President of the Eastern Sociological Society, Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network, and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 2018-2019.

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Daniel S. Katz

Daniel S. Katz

Dan leads the FORCE11 Software Citation Implementation Working Group’s journals task force, and is the Chief Scientist at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Research Associate Professor in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is working to make research software more sustainable by encouraging scholarly incentives and academic career paths for those who work on it, policy changes for its recognition and support, and best practices to make it easier to develop and maintain.

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Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman

Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of both Business Development and Government Relations for Copyright Clearance Center. Prior, Kaufman served as Legal Director, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of, among other things, the Bar of the State of New York, the Author’s Guild, and the editorial board of UKSG Insights.

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Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo

Shaun Khoo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Université de Montréal where he studies the neuroscience of addiction. He is the founder of Episteme Health Inc., non-profit association that aims to provide free open access neuroscience publishing.

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Julia Kostova

Julia Kostova

Julia Kostova, PhD is Executive Editor at Wiley’s Global Research division, where she manages a portfolio of high-profile journals in the life sciences published on behalf of leading international scholarly societies. Prior to joining Wiley, Julia was Senior Editor at Oxford University Press, where she oversaw the Press’s digital and scholarly reference publishing program in the humanities. She is chair of the Generations Fund Subcommittee at SSP, as well as a member of the Finance Committee.

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Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie

Brian Lavoie is a Senior Research Scientist with OCLC. Brian’s research interests include computational analysis of library data, the evolution of the scholarly record, and the organization of library services and infrastructure.

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Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman

Erica Leeman is the Metadata Associate at the MIT Press (MITP), where she assists with developing, implementing, and maintaining metadata standards and workflows to help the Press become a more metadata-informed publisher.

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Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd is founder and CEO of LibLynx, a company providing Identity, Access, and Analytics solutions for publishers and libraries. He is a member of the SeamlessAccess governance committee, Co-Chair of the Outreach committee, and previously spent over a decade in a variety of product development and operational roles in publishing.

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Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund

Rachel Maund is the Director of the UK-based Marketability (UK) Ltd, an international publishing consultancy specializing in marketing and training. She works with many of the UK’s academic and specialist publishers and training providers, and regularly conducts training workshops and programs overseas, including in Singapore, China, Mexico, Australia, the US, and Europe.

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Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen

Tasha Mellins-Cohen is the Director of Publishing for the Microbiology Society, and a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee and the UKSG Education Committee. Her industry expertise stretches from publishing operations and project management to policy setting, via technology management and business analysis.

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Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai

Naveen Zehra Minai holds a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught in Pakistan for the past three years. Her research is interdisciplinary, and  focuses transnational literary and visual cultures in South Asia and North America.

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Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey is a Senior Researcher at Portico. Sheila came to Portico with many years’ experience in the design and development of complex software systems and in the management of large-scale software engineering projects, including projects for higher education and for print and electronic publishing.

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Hollydawn Murray

Hollydawn Murray

Until recently, Holly was the Head of Data and Software Publishing at F1000Research where she led on data and software sharing policy and strategy.   She is an open research advocate and is involved in several professional organisations, working groups, and boards dedicated to making science more transparent.  Holly holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway, and currently works as Research Manager at Health Data Research UK.

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Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini

Bob Nardini is Vice President, Library Services at ProQuest Books. In 1985, a few years out of library school at the University of Toronto, he began to work in academic bookselling and has been involved with library book collections ever since. Bob is based in ProQuest’s office in La Vergne, Tennessee, outside of Nashville.

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Christine Orr

Christine Orr

Christine Orr is the Director of Sales and Marketing for BioOne. Christine holds a master’s degree in library science and has held roles spanning business development, library relations, marketing communications, and consortia licensing.

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Trevor Parry-Giles

Trevor Parry-Giles

Trevor Parry-Giles is the Executive Director of the National Communication Association (NCA) and a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. He has served as editor of Communication Quarterly and is a Distinguished Research Fellow and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association. Parry-Giles’ research and teaching focus on the historical and contemporary relationships between rhetoric, politics, law, and popular culture.

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Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts

Andrew Pitts is the Co-Founder and CEO of PSI, an independent third-party, which enables libraries, publishers and membership societies to work together securely and confidentially towards the common goals of facilitating legitimate access to scholarly content, eliminating subscription abuse, eradicating IP misuse, and combating cybercrime.

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Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka

Jessica Polka is the Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing. Jessica leads initiatives related to peer review and oversees the organization’s general administrative and strategic needs.

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Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer

Bernd Pulverer studied in Cambridge and London, followed by research positions in Toronto, Seattle and Innsbruck. Bernd was Senior Editor at Nature until 2002, Editor in Chief of Nature Cell Biology and, since 2009, of The EMBO Journal as well as Head of Scientific Publications at EMBO; he serves on the boards of bioRxiv, DORA, the PREMIER Project, CMMC and ESOF 2020.

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Jennifer Regala

Jennifer Regala

Jennifer is the Director of Publications/Executive Editor at the American Urological Association, which publishes The Journal of Urology and Urology Practice. Until June 2020, Jennifer was the Managing Editor of the journals The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology at the American Society of Plant Biologists. Before working at ASPB, Jennifer was a Publishing Services Group Leader at Sheridan Journal Services, overseeing accounts including ASPB, the American Society of Hematologists, the Endocrine Society, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She began her career in scholarly publishing at Cadmus Journal Services (now Cenveo) as a Journal Production Editor.

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Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger is a senior strategist on Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums team. She spearheads projects that reexamine the nature of collections within the research library, help secure access to and preservation of the scholarly record, and explore the possibilities of open source software and open science.

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Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts is the founder of Business Inclusivity, a social enterprise that provides diversity and inclusion consultancy and executive coaching. She has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years in a variety of production, operations and consultancy roles.

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Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie Rosen  is Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, where she promotes equitable access to library resources for all users, regardless of ability or background. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and brings a background in disability studies to library administration and digital education.

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Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden

Einar Ryvarden is the Digital manager of The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening). He has worked with online media since 1994 as an editor-in-chief and head of the development department in a Norwegian media group, running 15 websites.

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John Sack

John Sack

John Sack. John is the Founding Director of HighWire, which facilitates the digital dissemination of more than 3000 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. John is also the Co-Director of the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication.

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Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo

Tony Sanfilippo co-owned and managed Svoboda’s Scholarly Books in State College, Pennsylvania for almost a decade until he closed it in 2000. He has since worked in university press publishing. He is currently the director of the Ohio State University Press.

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm

Ylann Schemm is a corporate responsibility professional specialized in building strategic, mutually beneficial nonprofit and UN partnerships. As the Elsevier Foundation’s Director, Ylann Schemm drives technology-enabled partnerships to advance diversity in science, build research capacity and support global health around the world

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Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger

Rob Schlesinger is a doctoral student at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  Rob received a BA from Harvard College and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.  Rob has worked in higher education administration in both the US and abroad for over 25 years, and is licensed to practice law in New York and California.

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Colleen Scollans

Colleen Scollans

Colleen Scollans is a Marketing & Digital Transformation Consultant. She loves to advise on the strategic and operational aspects of Marketing. She is passionate about driving business transformation through a data-driven and customer focused modern marketing strategy and operating model. 

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Emily Singley

Emily Singley

Emily Singley is Head of Library Systems at Boston College, and has previously held technology positions at Harvard University, Southern New Hampshire University, Curry College, and the University of Minnesota. She serves on the SeamlessAccess Outreach Committee, and her primary research interest is in how users access Library resources.

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Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a professional writer, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Prolifiko, a digital coach for writers and has 15 years experience working in communications consultancies. He is the founder of Swarm, an agency he set up to work with not-for-profit, third sector, and business clients, and a former lecturer in continental philosophy at Staffordshire University in the UK.

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Susan Spilka

Susan Spilka

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Susan Spilka. Susan is one of the co-founders of the Workplace Equity Project. Susan was Corporate Communications at Wiley for two decades, and was the first CHORUS Communications & Marketing Director. She is now Director of Strategic Communications at TBI Communications, a consultancy serving the publishing and nonprofit sectors.

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Rebecca Springer

Rebecca Springer

Rebecca Springer is a qualitative analyst with Ithaka S+R’s Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums program, where she draws on her research and teaching experience to develop and communicate scholar-centric insights into information technologies.

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Anne Stone

Anne Stone

Anne Stone is Senior Manager, TBI Communications. Anne joined TBI in 2016 as a marketing consultant serving the publishing and research ecosystem. She has worked in marketing and publishing for over 20 years at organizations including Wiley, Blackwell, Pearson, and Constant Contact.

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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas is an ALPSP tutor, and helps STEM professionals communicate complex ideas in a more engaging way. His company, Glass Box Thinking, specializes in facilitating corporate leadership and communication workshops both online and offline.

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Randy Townsend

Randy Townsend

Randy Townsend, MPS, has worked for the American Geophysical Union for more than 14 years. His career focuses on the execution of the Publications Department’s strategic goals, and the performance and development of an expanding portfolio of scholarly journals, requiring oversight of peer review operations and content integrity. He has been a leader in policy implementation and manages allegations of misconduct and ethical violations. Randy is a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors’ Programming Committee, Advisory Board Member for the Association of Media and Publishing, and Co-Chair for the Society of Scholarly Publishing’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

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Miranda Walker

Miranda Walker

Miranda Walker is a senior publisher at Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. She currently serves as a member of the SSP Board, the Board of Directors of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and the SSP Scholarly Kitchen Cabinet.

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Ruth Wells

Ruth Wells

Ruth Wells is the Founder at Inventing Change. Ruth has 20 years experience in academic publishing including roles in technology, operations and sales. She is now an innovator in publishing and social change and an advocate in diversity and inclusion, particularly for mental health. She has recently written a book on leadership, inspired by leaders and managers in organizations where she has worked. Ruth offers a practical approach to cultural change based on personal experience and helps run Publishing Inclusion Enabled which supports people from all walks of life in their publishing careers.

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Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson

Emma Wilson is the Director of Publishing at the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has responsibility for editorial, product and policy development across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s portfolio of journals, books and databases.

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Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg

Kate Wittenberg is Managing Director of Portico. Previously, Kate served as project director of client and partnership development for Ithaka S+R, and worked at Columbia, where she was the editor-in-chief of Columbia University Press until 1999.

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Jie Xu

Jie Xu

Professor at the School of Information Management, Wuhan University of China. Dr. Xu is also a Senior Academic Associate of CIBER Research Ltd. Her research interests are scholarly communication and information behavior. 

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