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By Project MUSE

Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE, a division of Johns Hopkins University Press, officially joins the Association of University Presses Board having been elected in May 2022 at their Annual Business Meeting and officially announced by AU Presses earlier today.

With a background in the humanities and a Masters in Information Arts and Technologies, Wendy began her career focusing on the intersection of human interaction and technology. She first joined Project MUSE in a technical role and through the years and many positions at MUSE, her leadership and contributions have led to innovative business models and a seamless reader experience for the benefit of the scholarly community.

Wendy has served on boards and committees for COUNTER, AAP, CrossRef, NISO, OAeBU and ALPSP.  She also serves on the Scholarly Communications Group at Johns Hopkins University and is a member of the executive leadership at Hopkins Press. Wendy has served as a PI on grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the NEH as well as served as an advisor and reviewer of grant proposals.  

According to Barbara Kline Pope, Director of Johns Hopkins University Press, “Wendy is passionate about scholarly publishing, understands the needs of libraries like no one else I know, and clearly spots trends and issues that we, in scholarly publishing, need to pay attention to. She is incredibly well networked throughout the scholarly communication landscape and will bring a broad perspective to the benefit of the AUPresses Board.” 

After receiving the appointment, Wendy said, “I am honored and proud to represent Project MUSE and our partner publishers on the AUPresses board. I am looking forward to collaboration and opportunity.”

About the Association of University Presses

AUPresses is an organization of more than 150 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, the Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association holds intellectual freedom, integrity, stewardship, and diversity and inclusion as core values. AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.

About Project MUSE

Project MUSE has offered libraries affordable access to essential humanities and social science research for more than 25 years, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. Currently, Project MUSE is the trusted and reliable source for over 800 journals and 80,000 books, from more than 200 of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. MUSE also hosts thousands of open access books and several open access journal titles, freely available to anyone worldwide.