The Team

Nicky Agate

Head of Digital Initiatives at MLA & advocate of a more open, congenial humanities, Nicky works on Humanities Commons, The Idealis, & JLSC.

Chris Long

Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State, Chris writes about his work and life at

Penny Weber

Penny acts as the Program Assistant for the Digital Culture Program at the Social Science Research Council.

Rebecca Kennison

Rebecca is Principal of the nonprofit K|N Consultants and co-founder of the Open Access Network, a collective funding approach for #OA.

Jason Rhody

Jason is Program Director of Social Science Research Council’s Digital Culture program. He was formerly Senior Program Officer at NEH’s ODH.

Stacy Konkiel

Stacy is Director of Research & Education at Altmetric and co-founder of The Idealis. Learn more at

Simone Sacchi

#openscience enthusiast, Simone is EU Projects Manager at LIBER and formerly Head of #scholcomm services at Columbia University.