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Faculty members and students on the UMD PACT working group are invited to serve and are appointed jointly by the Senate, Provost and VP of Research. Members should have experience in publishing of research and scholarship, with some members also having experience with faculty tenure and promotion processes and standards, and should be interested in enhancing scholarly communication models to improve support of, sustainability, of, and access to the University’s teaching, learning, and research.


  • Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries,
  • Holly Brewer, Professor, History, ARHU,


  • John Bertot, Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs
  • Hugh Bruck, Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean, Clark School of Engineering
  • Joel Chan, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of PhD in Information Studies, Associate Director of Human-Computer Interaction Lab, College of Information Studies
  • Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, BSOS
  • Alex Dodd, Continuing Resources Librarian, University Libraries
  • Michael Dougherty, Professor/Chair, Psychology
  • Victor Galitski, Professor/Chesapeake Chair of Theoretical Physics, CMNS
  • Joseph Koivisto, Systems Librarian, Consortial Library Applications Support, University Libraries
  • Yelena Luckert, Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning, University Libraries
  • Dan Mack, Associate Dean, Collections Strategies and Services, University Libraries
  • Wayne McIntosh, Associate Dean, Graduate Students, and Faculty Affairs, BSOS
  • Terry Owen, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Libraries
  • Kapil Vasudev, Collection Development Strategies Librarian, University Libraries
  • Michelle Wilson, Head, Open Scholarship Services, University Libraries
  • One graduate student member

Former Members:

  • Leigh Ann DePope, Head, Acquisitions and Data Services, University Libraries [member, 2020-2023]
  • Maggie Saponaro, Director, Collection Development Strategies, University Libraries [member, 2020-2022]


PACT is co-sponsored by the Senate-based University Library Council (ULC), Office of the Sr. Vice President and Provost in the Division of Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Research.