Charles Thomas Watkinson
Associate University Librarian for Publishing / Director, University of Michigan Press
I manage the Publishing division of the Library (publishing.umich.edu) which is composed of three parts - University of Michigan Press (UMP), Michigan Publishing Services (MPS), and Deep Blue repository and research data services (DBRRDS).
UMP is a publisher of scholarly books in areas that U-M is famous for; political science, performing arts, American studies, classics, and area studies (esp. East Asia, Africa, and Germany); of textbooks in English for Academic Purposes; and of text and trade books about the Great Lakes region. MPS is a provider of production services, mainly to the University community but increasingly also to other institutes and publishers around the world. Deep Blue provides repository and research data services to the U-M community, supporting the publication of open access versions of scholarly articles and book chapters, theses and dissertations, white papers, technical reports and, increasingly, research data sets.
Professionally, I have worked at University of Michigan since 2014. Previously I was in a similar position at Purdue University Libraries and Director of Publications at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. I have a BA/MA from University of Cambridge in Archaeology and Anthropology and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University.