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.


Interim Co-Director
Sales and Marketing Strategic Manager

Bryan Shaffer
Bryan ShafferTel: (765) 494-8428
 E-mail: bshaffer@purdue.edu

Bryan is in charge of sales and marketing for Purdue University Press journals and books. He is also charged with increasing impact, dissemination, and discoverability of titles published through Scholarly Publishing Services. Bryan supervises marketing team members, manages existing revenue streams, and collaborates with the director on managing brands and leveraging new means of driving awareness and use of Open Access titles and grant-funded initiatives.


Interim Co-Director
Editorial, Design, and Production Strategic Manager

Katherine Purple
Katherine PurpleTel: (765) 494-6259 
E-mail: kpurple@purdue.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 and Scholarly Publishing Services publications.


Journals and Serials Manager

Gary "Jake" Jaquet
Jake JaquetTel: (765) 494-6430
E-mail: gjaquet@purdue.edu

Jake oversees the retention, publication, and management of all journals and serials for Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services. Jake and his team will work with journal editors to foster continuous process improvement and innovation for print and online open access journals and serials.


Senior 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.


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.


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.



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

Teresa KoltzenburgTeresa Koltzenburg
Tel: (765) 494-0069
E-mail: tkoltzen@purdue.edu

Teresa 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.