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
Anthony Cond, Liverpool, Chair

Audit Committee
Christie Henry, Princeton, Chair

Nominating Committee
Kathyrn Conrad, Arizona, Chair

Committees of the Association

Acquisitions Editorial Committee
Peggy Solic, Rutgers, Chair

Advocacy Committee
Lisa Quinn, Wilfrid Laurier, Co-Chair

2022 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Natalie Eidenier, Michigan State, and Joeth Zucco, Washington, Co-Chairs

2023 Annual Meeting Program Committee
Chair, TBD

Book, Jacket, and Journal Show Committee
Barbara Bourgoyne, LSU, Chair

Business Systems Committee
Al Bertrand, Georgetown, Chair

Digital Publishing Committee
Kate O’Brien-Nicholson, Fordham, Chair

Editorial, Design, and Production Committee
Julia Cook, Rochester, and Laura Furney, Colorado, Co-Chairs

Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Committee
Tara Cyphers, Ohio State, and Gianna Mosser, Vanderbilt, Co-Chairs

Faculty Outreach Committee
Catherine Cocks, Michigan State, Chair

Intellectual Property & Copyright Committee
Ceylan Akturk, Princeton, Chair

Investment Committee
Dan Wackrow, Harvard, Chair

Journals Committee
Julie Warheit, Wayne State, Chair

Library Relations Committee
Ana Maria Jimenez-Moreno, Ohio State, Chair

Marketing Committee
Elise Jajuga, Michigan State, Chair

Open Access Committee
John Sherer, North Carolina, Chair

Professional Development Committee
Lyndsey Claro, Princeton, Chair

Task Forces

Career Progression Task Force
Charles Watkinson, Michigan, Chair (through June 2022)
Lisa Bayer, Georgia, Chair (from July 2022)

University Press Week Task Force
Carrie Adams, Chicago, 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: Open Access; Operating Statistics; 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