As head of digital initiatives at the MLA, I project manage Humanities Commons
, MLA Commons
, and CORE
. I am particularly interested in open-access publishing models, open educational resources, and open peer review; expanding the definition and recognition of “scholarship” beyond the article and monograph; and rethinking the values we reward and promote in higher education. Side projects include HumetricsHSS
, an investigation into the viability of a values-based framework for indicating excellence, and The Idealis
, an overlay journal promoting the best in open-access scholarly communication. I also serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesPanel
: “Impactful Partnerships: Navigating the Evolving Scholarly Communication Landscape with Faculty.” ALA Annual
. June 25, 2017. Chicago, IL.
(teaching): “Open Humanities 101.” Force11 Scholarly Communications Institute
. July 31–Aug 4. La Jolla, CA.
“OER in the DR: The Disciplinary Repository as a Tool for Open Education.” OpenEd17
. Oct 10–13, 2017. Anaheim, CA.
: “Building an Open Commons for the Humanities.” 2017 National Humanities Conference
. Boston, MA. Nov 2–5, 2017.
(presiding): “Open Humanities 101.” 2018 MLA Convention
. New York, NY. January 2018.