University Press & Publishing Services Director
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 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.
Assistant Managing Editor
Sarah Muncy is the assistant managing editor for the University of Cincinnati Press. Her academic background is in history, and this, coupled with her technical experience in publishing, allows her to work as a bridge between the editorial and production processes at the Press. As managing editor, she oversees production workflows—print and digital— coordinating with authors and specialized freelancers to ensure final products reflect the Press’s mission and dedication to high-quality, rigorous, and accessible scholarship.
Scholarly Communications Library Publishing Coordinator
Dr. Mark Konecny is the Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing Strategist at the University of Cincinnati. He is active in the promotion of digital scholarship and open access publishing. He works with issues of digital technology and its application in academic projects and implementing technology in the classroom and the interface between the library and academic departments. He is active in promotion of accessibility, digital scholarship and open access publishing.
Digital Analyst and Developer Librarian
Sean Crowe is the Lead Developer for the University of Cincinnati Press. Working through partnership between the University of Cincinnati Libraries and The University of Cincinnati Press, Sean Crowe serves as Developer Lead for the University of Cincinnati Press. His title is Digital Analyst and Developer Librarian and he focuses on application development for digital repositories, digital humanities projects, and publishing applications.
Assistant Editor for Special Projects
Daniel is a philosophy Ph.D. student from Kentucky. His work at the press allows him to participate in academic publishing and helps him prepare for a career in academia as a professor. Daniel started as an editorial assistant and is now an assistant editor for special projects. This is his third year working at the press.
Student Production Coordinator
Spoorthi is an architecture graduate student from Karnataka, India. Her work at the press allows her to gain print and digital publication experience and helps her prepare for a career in publishing. This is her second year at the press.
Editorial Assistant GA
Alex is a public administration graduate student from Columbus, Ohio. Her work at the press allows her to gain community engagement experience and helps her prepare for a career in social justice policy writing and analysis.
Student Production Coordinator
Sophia is an architecture Ph.D. student from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work at the press allows her to gain project management and editorial experience on architecture publications which helps her prepare for a career in historic preservation.
Technical Publishing Intern
Luke is a fourth-year electronic media and IT major from Cincinnati, Ohio. His work at the press allows him to gain coding and video experience and helps him prepare for a career in the music, movie, or publishing industry. Luke is part of the UC Co-op 2.0 program. This is his second year at the press.
Madison holds an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism. Her work at the press allows her to gain digital marketing experience and prepare for a career in digital analytics and project management.
Cristelle is an MDes student at DAAP and works with the UC Press as a Graduate Assistant. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology and has studied Print Design, Web Design, and 3D Animation from India. She specializes in Graphic Design and is passionate about Brand Identity and Human-Centered Design. Her work with the Press allows her to refine her knowledge and understanding of the print and publishing sector.
Branden is a 2nd-year undergraduate student majoring in public relations and works with the UC Press as a Marketing Intern. He specializes in strategic communications, digital marketing, and is passionate about social media engagement. His work with the Press allows him to refine his knowledge and understanding of both public relations and marketing skills.
Dorcas Gichuru holds a degree from UC College of Business in Business Administration – Accounting and has been an accountant at University of Cincinnati for the last 7 years. She is an accountant at UC Libraries and UC Press. She manages the operational, budgeting, sales financials and analysis aspects for UC Press.
Executive Staff Assistant