Alexander named to national university press leadership group

July 03, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Press Director Patrick Alexander has been invited to serve a three-year term on the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) board of directors.

“Patrick’s participation on the AAUP board is a strategically significant leadership honor for him and for the Penn State Press,” Barbara Dewey, dean of the University Libraries, said. “His board interactions and policy discussions will help influence and advance the mission and value of universities’ scholarly publishing efforts.”

AAUP supports its membership of more than 130 nonprofit publishers through professional education, cooperative services and public advocacy. Its member organizations publish peer-reviewed scholarship of researchers from around the world. As an at-large AAUP board member, Alexander will serve as a liaison for two association committees, Journals and Admissions and Standards.

Alexander joined the Press in March 2007 as associate director and editor-in-chief and as the co-director of Penn State University Libraries’ Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing. He was named director of the Press in May 2009. Since his arrival at the Press, its publication of scholarly journals has quadrupled.

The Penn State Press, a division of the University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, publishes approximately 50 books in the arts and humanities annually, as well as 41 scholarly journals. For nearly 60 years the Press’s books and journals have reached an international audience, including individual scholars, academic societies, research libraries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public libraries and other cultural organizations. 

  • vertical portrait photo of Patrick Alexander

    Patrick Alexander is director of the Penn State University Press.

    IMAGE: Wilson Hutton

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Last Updated July 06, 2015