Committees & Task Forces

The work of AUPresses Committees and Task Forces, staffed by volunteer members, is essential to the Association. Learn more about committee service. Below, browse Committees of the BoardCommittees of the Association, and Task Forces for current rosters and charges. Final committee reports are generally available to members as part of the Annual Business Meeting materials.

Committees of the Board

Admissions & Standards Committee
Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin, Chair

Audit Committee
Donna Shear, Nebraska, Chair

Nominating Committee
Nicole Mitchell, Washington, Chair

Committees of the Association

Acquisitions Editorial Committee
Beth Bouloukos, Lever, Chair

Advocacy Committee
Meredith Babb, Florida, Chair

2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Laurie Matheson, Illinois, Chair

2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke, Chair

Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee
Joel W. Coggins, Pittsburgh, Chair

Business Systems Committee
Brad Hebel, Columbia, Chair

Digital Publishing Committee
Bonnie Russell, Wayne State, Chair

Editorial, Design, and Production Committee
Kelly Finefrock Creed, Alabama, Chair

Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee
Gita Manaktala, MIT, Co-Chair
Brian Halley, Massachusetts, Co-Chair

Faculty Outreach Committee
Ilene Kalish, NYU, Chair

Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee
Bryan Birchmeier, Michigan, Chair

Investment Committee
Robbie Dircks, North Carolina, Chair

Journals Committee
Emily Taylor, Ohio State, Chair

Library Relations Committee
Liz Hamilton, Northwestern, Chair

Marketing Committee
Kathryn Pitts, Notre Dame, Chair

Professional Development Committee
Christine Thorsteinsson, Harvard, Chair

Task Forces

Open Access Task Force
Erich van Rijn, California, Chair

Task Force on Operating Statistics
Darrin Pratt, Colorado, Chair

University Press Week Task Force
Colleen Lanick, Harvard, Chair

Completed Task Forces

Task Forces are regularly appointed by AUPresses Presidents to undertake important projects and closely study key issues on behalf of the Association. When their work has been completed and final report accepted by the Board of Directors, these Task Forces are sunsetted, but the work continues to influence Association activities, Committee charges, and policy directions.

Task Forces that have most recently completed their work include: Gender, Equity, and Cultures of Respect; Diversity & Inclusion; and Research.

Learn more about the important work of past Task Forces >

Me edistämme kansainvälisesti niiden kustantamojen asemaa, joiden missiona on taata akateeminen huippuosaaminen ja vaalia tietoa.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Finnish