Open Access Advisory Board


The overarching goal of the Open Access Advisory Board is to shape open access policy and practice at KU to promote the dissemination of KU faculty research so that it reaches the greatest number of people who might discover and benefit from it.

The members serve as a valuable source of advice, helping the libraries develop strategies for connecting the KU faculty open access policy with professional guidance, supportive resources, integrated technology planning and internal and external communications, all designed to highlight the value of and access to KU research.

Open Access Advisory Board

  • Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Hannah Britton, Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science (through June 30, 2020)
  • Ada Emmett, Chair of the Open Access Advisory Board and Head, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communications & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Donna Ginther, Interim Director for Institute for Policy & Social Research, Dean's Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Science, Technology & Economic Policy at IPSR. (through June 30, 2020)
  • Marc Greenberg, Director, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (through June 30, 2022)
  • Meggie Mapes, Introductory Course Director, Communication Studies (through June 30, 2022)
  • Uma Outka, Professor, KU Law (through June 30, 2020)
  • Jonathan Perkins, Director, Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center (through June 30, 2020)
  • A. Townsend Peterson, Distinguished Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (through June 30, 2022)
  • Angela Rathmel, Associate Librarian, Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing (through June 30, 2022)
  • Amy Rossomondo, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese (through June 30, 2022)
  • Ben Sikes, Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (through June 30, 2021)