Liz Scarpelli and Andrew Cullison will facilitate a conversation about ethics and equity issues in academic publishing. Topics will include the rising costs of textbooks and the open access movement. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the publishing process. We will also discuss what limits there should be if any on the publication of controversial topics.
About Liz Scarpelli
Elizabeth Scarpelli is the founding director of the University of Cincinnati Press. Prior to starting the press in 2017, she worked as marketing and sales director at Rutgers University Press, textbook sales director at Cambridge University Press, textbook district sales director at Prentice Hall-Pearson, and Publishing Services Director Baker and Taylor. In addition to director, she acquires books for the Press in social justice across all disciplines, educational studies, academic-community collaborations, Ohio and the greater Cincinnati area, open educational resources, and open-access textbooks. She has a BA from Fordham University in Communications and a MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the DE&I task force and OD Advisory Council for UC Library and the Rapid Response Team for UC-College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. She is also a member of AUPress, Library Publisher Coalition, and is on the board of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.