Purdue University Press (and Scholarly Publishing Services) Staff

Director, Purdue University Press
Head, Scholarly Publishing Services

Peter Froehlich
Peter FroehlichTel: (765) 494-8251
E-mail: pfroehli [at] purdue [dot] edu

Peter works with series editors and independently to acquire manuscripts for publication. He is also in charge of strategy, general administration, budgeting, and subsidiary rights. Peter reports to the dean of Libraries and is an integral member of the 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 everything that happens after a book has been edited and typeset, or a journal has been printed. This includes the manufacturing, e-book conversion, distribution, and marketing. His responsibilities increasingly extend to applying his skills to making sure the products of Scholarly Publishing Services are widely disseminated and discoverable.


Managing Editor

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

Katherine is in charge of the processes that happen after manuscripts have been submitted by an author; copyediting, typesetting, design, and increasingly XML conversion. She works on books and journals, functionally supervising others as well as working on these processes herself. She has several responsibilities in regard to Scholarly Publishing Services, including a particular focus on helping Open Access journals find sustainability models.


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.


Production Editor

Dianna Gilroy
Dianna GilroyTel: (765) 494-2035
E-mail: dianna [at] purdue [dot] edu

Dianna devotes half her time to being Managing Editor for Shofar, the interdisciplinary journal of Jewish studies. Her work for the Press includes the copyediting and typesetting of volumes in the Shofar Supplements in Jewish Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies, and Central European Studies series. Before taking her full-time position in July 2012, she previously worked as a graduate research assistant for the Press.

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

Alexandra Hoff
Kelley KimmTel: (765) 494-2909
E-mail: hoff1 [at] purdue [dot] edu

Alexandra is half employed by the Press and half by the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP). Her responsibilities include editing and typesetting technical reports, journal articles, and book projects.


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 and Scholarly Publishing Services. She also serves as secretary to the Editorial Board, organizing their meetings and taking minutes.



E-mail: pupress [at] purdue [dot] edu


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 and Scholarly Publishing Services in all financial matters.


Director of Strategic Communication

Shannon WalkerShannon Walker
Tel: (765) 496-9610
E-mail: walker81 [at] purdue [dot] edu

Shannon supports the Press and Scholarly Publishing Services in the creation of project announcements and collaborative projects throughout the Libraries and across the University.


Director of Advancement

Kathryn Dilworth
Tel: (765) 494-2806
E-mail: kfdilworth [at] prf [dot] org

Supports the Press and Scholarly Publishing Services 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 and Scholarly Publishing Services.


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 and Scholarly Publishing Services.