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Patrick H. Alexander

(Preconference on Publishing) Patrick H. Alexander is the director of The Pennsylvania State University Press. Involved in academic publishing for nearly 30 years, he regularly participates in the Charleston Library Conference and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). He formerly chaired the AAUP’s Press–Library Relations Committee and he currently serves on the advisory boards for Project Muse, the Purdue University Press, and Scholarly Communications Management Advisory Board. Alexander serves on the publications committee for the American Schools of Oriental Research, the advisory board for the International Journal of Qur'anic Studies, and is currently serving a three-year term on the executive board of the AAUP. He is the editor of two books, and he has also written or presented for The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers, the Society of Biblical Literature, Inside Higher Ed, the Journal of Electronic Publishing, and Against the Grain. He currently acquires in areas of book history, Jewish studies, and African American history and culture. Alexander has been conducting publishing and writing workshops for more than 25 years. Developing business models for arts and humanities publishing that promote both access and sustainability and integrate new forms of technology figure prominently in his professional objectives.