Stuart M. Shieber, Director
Stuart Shieber is James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, and the OSC’s faculty director. His primary research field is computational linguistics, the study of human languages from the perspective of computer science. He was the founding director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and is a co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Professor Shieber led Harvard’s efforts to institute open-access policies leading to the policies now in place at Harvard and emulated elsewhere.
Sue Kriegsman, Program Manager
Sue is a certified archivist with an MLS from Simmons College. She has been working for several years on library digital initiatives including digitizing historic photographs, botanical specimens, manuscripts, and books. She previously served as the project manager for Harvard-Google digitization project.
Thomas Dodson, Program Coordinator
Tom holds a degree in library science from Kent State University and a Masters in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University. He also works as a reference librarian at the Tisch Library at Tufts University and previously served as an administrator for the Supreme Court of Ohio. Tom writes about technology and design at techneblog.com.
Reinhard Engels, Digital Library Software Engineer
Reinhard Engels holds a Masters in Library Science from Queens College. Prior to joining the OSC, he led the Argo Genome Browser and MEDEA Bioinformatics Visualization projects at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Bill McKinney, Digital Library Software Engineer
Bill holds a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and a JD from Marquette University. Since 1995, Bill has been working as a software and content engineer for several publishers, including Cengage Learning and the New England Journal of Medicine. Most recently, he has served as a consultant for the American Psychological Association and Sony’s Digital Reading Division.
Benjamin Steinberg, Digital Library Technologist
Ben holds a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College. Before joining the OSC, he worked as a reference and systems librarian at the Public Library of Brookline.
Emily W. Andersen, Project Coordinator
Emily holds a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and a Masters in English from Boston College. Emily has worked as a reference assistant at Simmons College’s Beatley Library, and as an intern in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. More recently, she was a library assistant with Harvard College Library Technical Services.
Emily Kilcer, Project Coordinator
Emily holds an MLS from Simmons College. Before joining the OSC Emily gained a decade of experience in scholarly publishing. She also serves as a research assistant to Peter Suber’s Harvard Open Access Project.
Rebecca Cremona, Staff Assistant
Becky holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Religious Studies from Brown University. Prior to joining the OSC, Becky worked as a faculty assistant at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Peter Suber, Special Advisor
Peter Suber is an independent policy strategist for open access to scientific and scholarly research literature. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and a J.D., both from Northwestern University. His primary affiliations (beyond the Berkman Center) are Director of the Harvard Open Access Project, Senior Researcher at SPARC, Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project of Yale Law School, Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, Open Access Project Director at Public Knowledge, and author of the Open Access News blog and SPARC Open Access Newsletter.
He was the principal drafter of the Budapest Open Access Initiative and sits on the Publishing Working Group of Science Commons, the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Steering Committee of the Scientific Information Working Group of the U.N. World Summit on the Information Society, and the boards of several other groups devoted to open access, scholarly communication, and the information commons.
Amy Brand, Special Advisor
Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments, Amy Brand works closely with the senior administration, faculty members, and deans across the University on a range of faculty affairs matters, with a focus on improving faculty appointment processes and policies University-wide. Dr. Brand’s career spans academia, publishing, and scholarly communication technologies. She served as Program Manager of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication from 2008 to 2009.
Before moving to Harvard, Amy served in long-term positions as an Executive Editor at the MIT Press and as Director of Business and Product Development at CrossRef, where she was responsible for widespread standardization of journal citation linking practices. Amy holds a PhD in cognitive science from MIT and a BA in linguistics from Barnard College.