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2016
Tuesday, October 25th
12:00 PM

Open Educational Resources and the University

Daniel Williamson, OpenStax

12:00 PM

Daniel is the Managing Director of OpenStax where he uses his extensive experience in academic e-publishing to guide content development, technology integration, and overall project coordination. A Rice University graduate, and passionate advocate of affordable education, he has dedicated the past ten years of his life to developing and leading education startups from conception to culmination. At OpenStax, a leading educational startup which aims to improve student access to quality educational materials, he has guided an organization which has already saved students across the country millions of dollars.

Wednesday, October 26th
12:00 PM

Open Access Monograph Publishing

Sandy Thatcher, Southern Methodist University

12:00 PM

Prior to directing the Penn State University Press, from 1989 to 2009, Sandy began as copyeditor and ended as editor-in-chief at Princeton University Press. He has served on the copyright committee of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP), from 1972 to 2015, where he served as chair of that committee for twenty-four years and was also president of the AAUP from 2007-2008. Sandy has served on the copyright committee of the Association of American Publishers since 1974 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Copyright Clearance Center, a position he has held since 1992.

Friday, October 28th
12:00 PM

The Global Impact of Open Access

Masood Rajah Dr., University of North Texas

12:00 PM

Author of The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America and Constructing Pakistan, Dr. Raja specializes in postcolonial studies, globalization theory, and the study of Islamic cultures and politics. Raja has co-edited two collections of essays, has served on the PMLA Advisory Committee, and has recently won and finished administering a one-million-dollar State Department grant as the Director of the UNT-HUML Partnership, a three year cooperative agreement UNT and the National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan. He is currently working on his next book, Democratic Criticism: Poetics of Incitement and the Muslim Sacred.