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Operations Management

Vice President of Operations Afton Thompson, PhD

Afton Thompson, PhD

Vice President of Operations

PhD, Pathology
Duke University

Engineering Team Manager Jason Bailey, BS

Jason Bailey, BS

Engineering Team Manager

BS, Computer Science
Wichita State University

Director of Quality Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Kurt Spurlock, MA, ELS

Director of Quality

MA, English literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Process Manager, Editing Stephanie Freer, PhD

Stephanie Freer, PhD

Process Manager, Editing

PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Brandon Jernigan, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Operations Director Sayaka Hino, MPH

Sayaka Hino, MPH

Operations Director

MPH, Health Behavior
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Project Manager / Product Owner Alison Hafera, PhD

Alison Hafera, PhD

Project Manager / Product Owner

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director Amanda Sheil, MPP

Amanda Sheil, MPP

Operations Director

MPP, Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley

Operations Director Amanda Morris, PhD

Amanda Morris, PhD

Operations Director

PhD, Soil Science
North Carolina State University

Operations Director Jake Rudulph, MEM

Jake Rudulph, MEM

Operations Director

MEM, Environmental Management
Duke University

Senior Editors

Academic Editor, Expert Alyson Mack, PhD

Alyson Mack, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Biology
University of California San Diego

Academic Editor, Expert Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Jackie Chretien, PhD, ELS

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley

Academic Editor, Expert Z Kermani, PhD

Z Kermani, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Study of Religion
Harvard University

Academic Editor, Expert Carolyn Bentley, PhD

Carolyn Bentley, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Molecular Cancer Biology
Duke University

Academic Editor, Expert Connie Oehring, MA

Connie Oehring, MA

Academic Editor, Expert

MA, English/Creative Writing
University of Colorado Boulder

Academic Editor, Expert Cory Reed, PhD

Cory Reed, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Geology and Geophysics
Missouri University of Science & Technology

Academic Editor, Expert Dhruv Arora, PhD

Dhruv Arora, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Biological Chemistry
Stony Brook University

Academic Editor, Expert Drew Haerer, MS

Drew Haerer, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University

Academic Editor, Expert Eileen Herrstrom, PhD

Eileen Herrstrom, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Geology
University of Iowa

Academic Editor, Expert Eliza Cronkite, MS

Eliza Cronkite, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Earth Sciences
University of Maine

Academic Editor, Expert Jason Bottcher, MS

Jason Bottcher, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Statistics
Texas A&M

Academic Editor III, AJE Jen Kirchhoff, PhD

Jen Kirchhoff, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Physics
Florida State University

Academic Editor III, AJE Jenna MacArthur, PhD

Jenna MacArthur, PhD

Academic Editor III, AJE

PhD, Exercise Physiology
University of Florida

Academic Editor, Expert Joy Marshall, MS

Joy Marshall, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Biochemistry
University of South Carolina

Quality Control Editor II, AJE Keenan Jenkins, PhD

Keenan Jenkins, PhD

Quality Control Editor II, AJE

PhD, Social Psychology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Academic Editor, Expert Kerry Stricker, PhD

Kerry Stricker, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Ecology and Evolution
University of South Florida

Academic Editor, Expert Laura Murray, PhD

Laura Murray, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Academic Editor, Expert Libby Ritz, PhD

Libby Ritz, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Geology
Stanford University

Academic Editor, Expert Matt Dettinger, MS

Matt Dettinger, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Geoscience
University of Arizona

Academic Editor, Expert Philip MacArthur, PhD

Philip MacArthur, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Molecular Pathology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Academic Editor III, AJE Regal Johnson, MS

Regal Johnson, MS

Academic Editor III, AJE

MS, Public Policy
University of Chicago

Academic Editor, Expert Shannon Thorn, MS

Shannon Thorn, MS

Academic Editor, Expert

MS, Speech-Language Pathology
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Academic Editor, Expert Shawn Styles, MS Ed.

Shawn Styles, MS Ed.

Academic Editor, Expert

MS Ed., Counseling and Mental Health Services
University of Pennsylvania

Academic Editor, Expert Tiffany Norton, PhD

Tiffany Norton, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Basic Medical Sciences
University of South Alabama

Academic Editor, Expert Janine Albaugh, PhD

Janine Albaugh, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Ecophysiology
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Academic Editor, Expert Charles Del Dotto, PhD

Charles Del Dotto, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, English
Duke University

Academic Editor, Expert Lindsay Leverett, PhD

Lindsay Leverett, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Ecology
Duke University

Academic Editor, Expert Courey Averett, PhD

Courey Averett, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Biomedical Science
University of South Alabama

Academic Editor, Expert Keri Tabb, PhD

Keri Tabb, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Genetics
Clemson

Academic Editor, Expert Wayne Hileman, MA

Wayne Hileman, MA

Academic Editor, Expert

MA, Music
Yale University

Academic Editor, Expert Diana Steele Jones, PhD

Diana Steele Jones, PhD

Academic Editor, Expert

PhD, Anthropology
Purdue University

Academic Editor, Expert Kim McGonagle, MBA

Kim McGonagle, MBA

Academic Editor, Expert

MBA, Business Administration
Salem State University

Operations Project Manager Celia Pastoriza, MS

Celia Pastoriza, MS

Operations Project Manager

MS, Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Operations Specialist Emily Fessenden, MS

Emily Fessenden, MS

Operations Specialist

MS, Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

Operations Specialist Carrie Thurber, PhD

Carrie Thurber, PhD

Operations Specialist

PhD, Plant Genetics
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Operations Specialist Nicole Rocco

Nicole Rocco

Operations Specialist

MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Operations Specialist Scott Dworak, MS

Scott Dworak, MS

Operations Specialist

MS, Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Operations Specialist Jessica Gardner, PhD

Jessica Gardner, PhD

Operations Specialist

PhD, Chemistry
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Operations Specialist Larissa Milicic, PhD

Larissa Milicic, PhD

Operations Specialist

PhD, Neutrino Physics
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Customer Service Management

Operations Director, Support Jenny Evans, BA

Jenny Evans, BA

Operations Director, Support

BA, Journalism and Mass Communication
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Operations Director, Customer Partnership & Retention Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Sarah Smith-Brady, MA

Operations Director, Customer Partnership & Retention

MA, Hispanic Studies
University of Pennsylvania

Team Manager, Customer Partnership Lynne Hyman, PhD

Lynne Hyman, PhD

Team Manager, Customer Partnership

PhD, Chemistry with an emphasis on Bioinorganic Chemistry
Duke University

China Support Team Manager Devin Liao, PhD

Devin Liao, PhD

China Support Team Manager

PhD, Journalism and Communication
Tsinghua University

Team Manager, Customer Partnership Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Kimberly Yasutis, PhD

Team Manager, Customer Partnership

PhD, Cell Biology
University of Virginia

Project Manager Sarah Conte, PhD

Sarah Conte, PhD

Project Manager

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Customer Support

Customer Support Representative Debora Muscutt, BS/MBA

Debora Muscutt, BS/MBA

Customer Support Representative

BS/MBA, Library Science / School Administration
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro / Universidade Estadual Paulista

Customer Support Representative Lucy Gorzkowski, BA

Lucy Gorzkowski, BA

Customer Support Representative

BA, Business
Centro Universitário das Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU

Customer Support Representative Katie Grant, BA

Katie Grant, BA

Customer Support Representative

BA, Criminal Justice
American Public University

Customer Support Representative Rebecca Barilovits, MA

Rebecca Barilovits, MA

Customer Support Representative

MA, East Asian Studies
Yale University

Research Communication Partners

Senior Research Communication Partner Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Krysta Black Mazumdar, PhD

Senior Research Communication Partner

PhD, Art History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Communication Partner Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Elizabeth Sung, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Research Communication Partner Aimee Talarski, PhD

Aimee Talarski, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Plant Molecular Biology
University of Texas at Austin

Research Communication Partner Ilouise Bradford, MA

Ilouise Bradford, MA

Research Communication Partner

MA, English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Communication Partner Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Thomas Barbour, JD/LLM

Research Communication Partner

JD/LLM, Law/Taxation
University of Denver

Research Communication Partner Naomi Twery, PhD

Naomi Twery, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Research Communication Partner Lea M, PhD

Lea M, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Developmental Psychology
Duke University

Research Communication Partner Laura Conte, MSW

Laura Conte, MSW

Research Communication Partner

MSW, Social Work
University of Michigan

Research Communication Partner John Myers, CAS

John Myers, CAS

Research Communication Partner

CAS, Science Curriculum & Instruction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Communication Partner Andy Brandt, PhD

Andy Brandt, PhD

Research Communication Partner

PhD, Biomedical Engineering
NC State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Communication Partner Jael Perales, MA

Jael Perales, MA

Research Communication Partner

MA, Technical Communication
Texas State University - San Marcos

Editing Services

Team Manager II, Editing Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Rachel Lovingood, MS, ELS

Team Manager II, Editing

MS, Cell Biology
Duke University

Team Manager II, Editing Richard Boykin, MA

Richard Boykin, MA

Team Manager II, Editing

MA, History
Indiana University

Team Manager II, Editing Elizabeth Reischmann, PhD

Elizabeth Reischmann, PhD

Team Manager II, Editing

PhD, Geophysics
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Team Manager II, Editing Robert Donovan, PhD

Robert Donovan, PhD

Team Manager II, Editing

PhD, Comparative and Ecological Physiology
University of Colorado, Boulder

Team Manager, Editing Kari Parthasarathy, MS

Kari Parthasarathy, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Genetics
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Team Manager, Editing Coryn Millander, MS

Coryn Millander, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Geography
Louisiana State University

Team Manager, Editing Jen Kopanic, PhD

Jen Kopanic, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nebraska

Team Manager, Editing Katie Ames, PhD

Katie Ames, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Marine Science
University of South Florida

Team Manager, Editing Bart Phillips, PhD

Bart Phillips, PhD

Team Manager, Editing

PhD, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology
University of Pittsburgh

Team Manager, Editing Kristen Kilpatrick, MS

Kristen Kilpatrick, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Chemistry
Duke University

Team Manager, Editing Mary Anderson, MS

Mary Anderson, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Ecology
University of California Irvine

Team Manager, Editing Nellie Maestas, MS

Nellie Maestas, MS

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Chemistry
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Team Manager, Editing Kelly McCalla, MA

Kelly McCalla, MA

Team Manager, Editing

MS, Composition and Literature
Bemidji State University

Translation and Illustration Services

Team Manager, Translation Daitao Chen, PhD

Daitao Chen, PhD

Team Manager, Translation

PhD, Organic Chemistry
Emory University

Operations Manager, Vendor Management Silvia Santos, PhD

Silvia Santos, PhD

Operations Manager, Vendor Management

PhD, Marine Ecology
University of Groningen

Senior Academic Illustrator Ashley Smith, PhD

Ashley Smith, PhD

Senior Academic Illustrator

PhD, Cancer Biology
Brown University

Academic Translation Advisor II Krista Adamek, MS

Krista Adamek, MS

Academic Translation Advisor II

MS, Wildlife & Fisheries Science
Texas A&M University

Senior Academic Translation Advisor Luciana Aiex, MVSt

Luciana Aiex, MVSt

Senior Academic Translation Advisor

MVSt, Reproductive Physiology
Massey University

Academic Translation Advisor Min Cai, PhD

Min Cai, PhD

Academic Translation Advisor

PhD, Physics
Iowa State University

Academic Translation Advisor III Vivian Maccachero, MSc

Vivian Maccachero, MSc

Academic Translation Advisor III

MSc, Ecology
Florida International University

Academic Translation Advisor II Sheila Vieira, PhD

Sheila Vieira, PhD

Academic Translation Advisor II

PhD, Materials Engineering
UNICAMP

Academic Translation Advisor II Teng Xiao, PhD

Teng Xiao, PhD

Academic Translation Advisor II

PhD, Condensed Matter Physics
Iowa State University

Academic Translation Advisor III Wenying Zhu, PhD

Wenying Zhu, PhD

Academic Translation Advisor III

PhD, Veterinary Science
University of Kentucky

Academic Translation Advisor II Xiaodong Zhou, PhD

Xiaodong Zhou, PhD

Academic Translation Advisor II

PhD, Human Nutrition
Ohio State University

Business Development and Marketing

Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager Lindsay Miller, MA

Lindsay Miller, MA

Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

MA in Spanish
North Carolina State University

Greater China Marketing and Partnerships Manager Sharon Yi, MBA

Sharon Yi, MBA

Greater China Marketing and Partnerships Manager

MBA
University of Notre Dame

China Account Development Manager Andy Sang, MS

Andy Sang, MS

China Account Development Manager

MS, Management
University of London, Birkbeck

Communications Manager Phillip Bogdan, MBC

Phillip Bogdan, MBC

Communications Manager

MBC, Business Communications
University of St. Thomas

Product and Publishing

Head of Voice of the Customer Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Michelle Ebbs, PhD, CCXP

Head of Voice of the Customer

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Johns Hopkins University

Product Manager, Professional Services Sara Gardinier, BS

Sara Gardinier, BS

Product Manager, Professional Services

BS, Retail Merchandising
Ohio University

Product Director, Professional Services Laura Stemmle, PhD

Laura Stemmle, PhD

Product Director, Professional Services

PhD, Biochemistry
Duke University

Product Manager, Professional Services Alexa Colella, MFA

Alexa Colella, MFA

Product Manager, Professional Services

MFA, Fine Arts - Printmaking
Purdue University

Associate Product Manager, Professional Services Roma Konecky, PhD

Roma Konecky, PhD

Associate Product Manager, Professional Services

PhD, Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Senior Product Manager, Professional Services Greg Kloiber, BFA

Greg Kloiber, BFA

Senior Product Manager, Professional Services

BFA, Design Virginia Commonwealth University

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