Purdue University Press Staff


Justin RaceBryan Shaffer
Tel: (765) 494-8251
E-mail: racej [at] purdue [dot] edu

Justin oversees the Purdue University Press and its publication of books, journals, and the open access scholarly content of the text repository, Purdue e-Pubs. Additionally, Justin leads the acquisition efforts of the Press and serves as a member of the Purdue University Libraries senior leadership team.

Sales and Marketing Manager

Bryan Shaffer
Bryan ShafferTel: (765) 494-8428
E-mail: bshaffer [at] purdue [dot] edu

Bryan is in charge of sales and marketing for Purdue University Press journals and books and is also charged with increasing impact, dissemination, and discoverability of all publications. Bryan supervises marketing team members, manages existing revenue streams, and oversees the PUP brand and leveraging new means of driving awareness and use of Open Access titles and grant-funded initiatives.


Editorial, Design, and Production Manager

Katherine Purple
Katherine PurpleTel: (765) 494-6259 
E-mail: kpurple [at] purdue [dot] edu

Katherine is in charge of the full production process and its subprocesses, from the time final manuscripts have been submitted, through copyediting, typesetting, design, XML conversion, to final publication. Katherine also is in charge of all house styles. She supervises EDP team members and manages the print and electronic publishing processes for all Purdue University Press publications.


Senior Production Editor

Kelley Kimm
Kelley KimmTel: (765) 494-8024
E-mail: kkimm [at] purdue [dot] edu

Kelley is half employed by the Press and half by the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP). Her JTRP responsibilities include the management of both review and production processes for around 20-30 technical reports per year. For the Press she works mainly on books, both copyediting and typesetting volumes. She was previously employed by Elsevier's health sciences books division.


Scholarly Publishing Specialist

Nina Collins
Nina CollinsTel: (765) 494-8511
E-mail: nkcollin [at] purdue [dot] edu

Nina provides outreach and engagement, serving as the primary contact for the scholarly publishing services offered by the University Press for faculty, users, disciplinary liaisons, and technology partners. She builds relationships with researchers to explore digital publication and preservation of their work; and, serves as an advocate for their communication goals.

Digital Repository Specialist

Marcy Wilhelm-South
Marcy Wilhelm-SouthTel: (765) 494-6311
E-mail: wilhelms [at] purdue [dot] edu

Marcy devotes most of her time to HABRI Central, the disciplinary repository for human-animal bond studies, but also works with authors whose work is made available through Purdue e-Pubs. She is a trained librarian and scholarly communication specialist who previously worked at Butler University in Indianapolis.


Assistant Production Editor

Liza Hagerman
Liza HagermanTel: (765) 494-4943
E-mail: lhagerma [at] purdue [dot] edu

Liza assists the managing editorial team in guiding manuscripts through the editorial and production processes, which entails editing and typesetting journal articles and book projects; liaising with authors, editors, and vendors; and ensuring quality control. She spends most of her time working on Open Access journals. Prior to joining the Purdue Press, she graduated from the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.


Marketing and Outreach Specialist

Matthew Mudd
Matthew MuddTel: (765) 494-2578
E-mail: mudd5 [at] purdue [dot] edu


Matt works in a variety of areas within the marketing department including social media management, coordinating communications, advertising, book reviews, and exhibits. Matt graduated from Ball State University with a degree in public relations.Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.


Graphic Designer

Chris Brannan
Matthew MuddTel: (765) 494-6430
E-mail: cbrannan [at] purdue [dot] edu


Chris works on a wide range of activities from designing book covers, advertisements, exhibit materials, posters, and other marketing items. He also assists the editorial team in the clean-up, redrawing, or creation of illustrations for books and journals. Chris earned a bachelor's degree in visual communications/graphic design from Ball State University. Prior to joining the Press in 2018, he worked for over 11 years in the graphic design field around the West Lafayette area.


Administrative Assistant

Becki Corbin
Becki CorbinTel: (765) 494-8144
E-mail: rlcorbin [at] purdue [dot] edu

Becki is the first point of contact for prospective authors/general inquiries. She manages the peer review and contract process for books. She also assists with marketing, processes royalty reports, and is the liaison with the Business Office. In general, she supports the administrative operations of the Press.



E-mail: pupress [at] purdue [dot] edu


Purdue University Press works with several offices within the Purdue University Libraries in regards to business operations. Those include:


Director of Financial AffairsHeather Oakley

Heather Oakley
Tel: (765) 494-2895
E-mail: hoakley [at] purdue [dot] edu

Heather oversees the Libraries Business Office and supports the Press in all financial matters.



Director of Strategic CommunicationTeresa Koltzenburg

Teresa Koltzenburg
Tel: (765) 494-0069
E-mail: tkoltzen [at] purdue [dot] edu">tkoltzen [at] purdue [dot] edu

Supports the Press in the creation of project announcements and collaborative projects throughout the Libraries and across the University.


Director of Advancement

Sarah Rysell
Tel: (765) 494-2806
E-mail: sarysell [at] prf [dot] org

Supports the Press by creating new and strengthening existing relationships with donors and assists in a variety of author events on-campus.


Director of Information Technology

Lisa Purvis Lisa Purvis
Tel: (765) 494-2888
E-mail: lisa [at] purdue [dot] edu

Lisa oversees the Libraries Information Technology Department which provides full technology support to the Press.


HR Associate

Carole TolleyCarole Tolley
Tel: (765) 494-2899
E-mail: tolleyc [at] purdue [dot] edu

Carole provides assistance in filling open positions for staff and student workers/interns at the Press.