Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit university with a social justice mission. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and art history from Johns Hopkins University, her master’s in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign School of Information Sciences, and completed a scholarly communications residency with the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her background is in academic publishing with companies such as Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press, and she continues to edit freelance. Charlotte works at the intersection of scholarly communications and social justice, and has published on diversity and representation in scholarly publishing.
Allegra Swift is responsible for designing services and developing resources for UCSD researchers and scholars from all backgrounds, disciplines, and at all career stages to improve the access, reach, impact, and sustainability of their scholarship and research. She updates and interacts through CONDUIT , the UC San Diego Library scholarly communications blog and on Twitter @UCSDScholCom. Allegra is currently serving on the UC Office of Scholarly Communication group, the Choosing Pathways to Open Access Forum Program Committee, and has been on the program committee and taught courses at both the 2017 and 2018 Force 11 Scholarly Communications Institute.
David Lent, PhD
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Ann Edahl has worked in publishing for 25 years. She currently works as a managing editor for the publication arm of the nonprofit societies American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (aka ACSESS), headquartered in Madison, WI. Ann works with volunteer editorial boards and oversees the production of one open access and two hybrid journals.
Dave Tyckoson is a librarian at the Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno. He is first and foremost a reference librarian and has written and presented extensively on reference service and reference collections. He teaches RUSA’s online class on the Reference Interview and also has taught an online course through Infopeople on Rethinking Reference Collections. David served as President of RUSA in 2007-2008 and won the Mudge Award for distinguished contributions to reference librarianship in 2005.
Dr. Dennis L. Nef, PhD has been a faculty member in Agricultural Economics since 1983. He served as chair of the department from 1990-1995 and was associate dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology from 1995-2003. He served as Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 2003-2014 and as interim provost Jan-June 2009. Since 2014 he has served as Vice Provost.
As Vice Provost, Dr. Nef is responsible for the budget of the Academic Affairs division; is the Accreditation Liaison Officer; leads the campus Accessible Technology Initiative efforts, works closely with the Division of Student Affairs on student success initiatives and is the Senior Academic Technology Officer. His interest in Open Access arose out of his work with Open Educational Resources and the State’s Affordable Learning Solutions programs.
Dr. James Marshall, PhD assumed the role of Dean of Research and Graduate Studies on July 1, 2016 after having served as Interim Dean of Graduate Studies. Prior to his role in Graduate Studies, he served as Professor of Science Education, Department Chair, Doctoral Program Director, and Associate Dean, and Acting Dean of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development.
During his 28 years at Fresno State, Dr. Marshall has served as PI on over $9M in grants, published 34 articles in professional journals and textbooks, and has made numerous presentations to state, national, and international audiences.
He currently leads the strategic effort to “reimagine research and graduate studies.” Through this effort he is championing student access to Open Educational Resources and faculty support for Open Access publishing.