Closing Plenary: Career Development and Equitable Publishing

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Closing Plenary: Career Development and Equitable Publishing Stephanie Williams, Wayne State University Press Walter Biggins, University of Pennsylvania Press

GW Ethics in Publishing Conference 2021

Join Stephanie Williams, Director of Wayne State University Press, and Walter Biggins, Editor-In-Chief at University of Pennsylvania Press, for a conversation on career development, personal and professional trajectories, how they got to where they are now, and what’s next. In this dual-interview discussion, Stephanie and Walter will touch upon strategies that create and enhance opportunities in publishing, and discuss the role of mentorship in creating access for entry- and mid-level career development.

Stephanie Williams (@BookishSW) is the Director of Wayne State University Press. She was previously Director at Ohio University Press and began her publishing career as a promotions assistant at Pelican Publishing Company, followed by marketing management roles at the University Press of Florida, the University of Missouri Press, and the University Press of Kentucky.

Walter Biggins (@walter_biggins) is Editor-In-Chief at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is the co-author of Bob Mould’s Workbook, a 33 ⅓ title, and has extensive experience establishing and running prizewinning book series, creating successful mentoring programs, and collaborating on campus initiatives.

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