The Team


NICKY AGATE is Associate Dean for Academic Engagement at Carnegie Mellon Libraries. She blogs irregularly at


REBECCA KENNISON is the Executive Director of the nonprofit K|N Consultants, whose mission is to create a more just, equitable, synergistic, and sustainable scholarly system.

Chris Long

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

Jason Rhody

JASON RHODY is Director of Academic Program Services and Professional Development at the Modern Language Association. He was formerly a Program Director at SSRC and a Senior Program Officer at NEH’s ODH.

Simone Sacchi

SIMONE SACCHI is Open Science Librarian at the European University Institute. Formerly, he was EU Projects Manager at LIBER and head of #scholcomm services at Columbia University.

Bonnie Thornton-Dill

BONNIE THORNTON DILL is dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Xhercis Mendez

XHERCIS MÉNDEZ (she/her/ella) is the Vice-Chair and Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Queer Studies at California State University, Fullerton. She is the founder of the Campus Transformative Justice Project, a consultancy focused on addressing harm and creating actionable pathways towards accountability and healing.

Penny Weber

PENNY WEBER is the the project manager for HuMetricsHSS.

Bonnie Russell

BONNIE RUSSELL (she/her) is the Product Manager for Humanities Commons at Michigan State University and digital specialist for HuMetricsHSS.

Former Team Members:

Stacy Konkiel

STACY KONKIEL is Director of Research Relations at Altmetric. Learn more at