Purdue University Press (and Scholarly Publishing Services) Staff
Director and Head of Purdue Libraries' Scholarly Publishing Services
Tel: (765) 494-8251
E-mail: cwatkinson [at] purdue [dot] edu
Charles works with series editors and independently to acquire manuscripts for publication. He is also in charge of strategy, general administration, and budgeting. He was previously Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies in Princeton, NJ. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of American University Presses. He sits on the Planning and Operations Council (POC), Information Resources Council (IRC), and Digital Scholarship Council (DSC) of Purdue Libraries.
Sales and Marketing Manager
Tel: (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.
Tel: (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.
Scholarly Repository Specialist
Tel: (765) 494-8511
E-mail: dscherer [at] purdue [dot] edu
Dave is a trained Librarian and Archivist who is in charge of the Purdue e-Pubs online publishing platform and Purdue research collection. He is an advocate around the University for Scholarly Publishing Services, and provides support for faculty, staff, and student projects ranging from online conference proceedings to electronic theses and dissertations
Tel: (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.
Tel: (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.
Tel: (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: cohenh [at] purdue [dot] edu
Heidi graduated in 2013 from Purdue University with degrees in Visual Communications Design (VCD) and Art History. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Relations at Purdue and works part-time as a graduate assistant for the Libraries. She designs covers, leaflets, posters, and other publicity and works on multimedia projects.
Tel: (765) 494-4943
E-mail: lynch23 [at] purdue [dot] edu
Jennifer graduated in 2012 from Purdue with a degree in English literature. She works with the Press and Scholarly Publishing Services to develop and improve journal and conference proceedings publishing products.
E-mail: pupress [at] purdue [dot] edu