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
Mary Dougherty, Massachusetts, Chair

Audit Committee
Donna Shear, Nebraska, Chair

Nominating Committee
Jennifer Crewe, Columbia, Chair

Committees of the Association

Acquisitions Editorial Committee
Courtney Berger, Duke, Chair

Advocacy Committee
Lisa Quinn, Wilfrid Laurier, Chair

2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke, Chair

2022 Annual Meeting Program Committee
TBD, Chair

Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee
Dan Ruccia, Duke, Chair

Business Systems Committee
Al Bertrand, Georgetown, Chair

Digital Publishing Committee
Beth Fuget, Washington, Chair

Editorial, Design, and Production Committee
Mary Lui, Toronto, Co-Chair
Julia Cook, Rochester, Co-Chair

Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee
Ellen Bush, North Carolina, and Tara Cyphers, Ohio State, Co-Chairs

Faculty Outreach Committee
Anne Donlon, MLA, Chair

Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee
Angelica Lopez-Torres, Texas, Chair

Investment Committee
Mike Bieker, Arkansas, Chair

Journals Committee
Jessica Karp, Penn State, Chair

Library Relations Committee
Abby Mogollon, Arizona, Chair

Marketing Committee
Stephanie Adams, Stanford, Chair

Professional Development Committee
Kathryn Marguy, Johns Hopkins, 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 >

हम एक वैश्विक प्रकाशकों के समुदाय की आवश्यक भूमिका बढ़ाते हैं जिसका लक्ष्य है शैक्षणिक उत्कृष्टता को सुनिश्चित करना और ज्ञान को विकसित करना.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Hindi