Who are We?

By combining the traditional strengths of publishers and librarians and sharing skills as well as infrastructure, the publishing division of Purdue Libraries has extended its capacity to provide a rich array of services to Purdue faculty, staff, and students. Meet our staff here.


Director, Purdue University Press & Head, Scholarly Publishing Services

Peter Froehlich
Peter FroehlichTel: (765) 494-8251
 E-mail: pfroehli@purdue.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@purdue.edu

Bryan is in charge of everything that happens after a book has been edited and typeset. 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@purdue.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@purdue.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@purdue.edu

Dianna devotes half her time to being Managing Editor for Shofar: An 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.


Scholarly Publishing Specialist

Nina Collins
Nina CollinsTel: (765) 494-8511 
E-mail: nkcollin@purdue.edu

Nina provides outreach and engagement, serving as the primary contact for the Scholarly Publishing Services unit 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@purdue.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
Alexandra HoffTel: (765) 494-2909 
E-mail: hoff1@purdue.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.

 

Assistant Production Editor

Liza Hagerman
Liza HagermanTel: (765) 494-4943 
E-mail: lhagerma@purdue.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 the Press and Scholarly Publishing Services Open Access journals. Prior to joining the Purdue Press, she graduated from the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver.

 

Graphic Designer

Lindsey Organ
Lindsey OrganTel: (765) 494-0441 
E-mail: lorgan@purdue.edu

Lindsey works half-time for the Press and half-time directly for Purdue University Libraries. Lindsey primarily designs print and digital materials including book covers and dust jackets, the Libraries' annual publication of VOLUMe, advertisements, posters, brochures, packets, illustrations, and other promotional materials.

 

Marketing and Outreach Specialist

Jenny Jackson
Jenny JacksonTel: (765) 494-0451 
E-mail: jacks152@purdue.edu

Jenny maintains and updates the social media presence for the Press, organizes mailings of review copies, writes and coordinates guest posts to our blog, and seeks out new angles to promote all projects.

 

Administrative Assistant

Becki Corbin
Becki CorbinTel: (765) 494-8144
E-mail: rlcorbin@purdue.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.

 

Webmaster

E-mail: pupress@purdue.edu

 

Director of Financial Affairs

Heather OakleyHeather Oakley
Tel: (765) 494-2895
E-mail: hoakley@purdue.edu

Heather overseas 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@purdue.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@prf.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@purdue.edu

Lisa overseas 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@purdue.edu

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