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Drexel PIs and Leadership

Jane Greenberg, Alice B. Kroeger Professor,
Director of the Metadata Research Center (MRC) (Lead PI)

Il-Yeol Song, Professor (PI)

Weimao Ke, Associate Professor (PI)

Erjia Yan, Associate Professor (PI)

Jake Williams, Assistant Professor (PI)

Lei Wang, Assistant Teaching Professor

Mat Kelly, Assistant Professor

Shadi Rezapour, Assistant Professor

Alex Poole, Associate Professor

Partner PIs and Leadership

Rachel Frick, Executive Director, OCLC Library Partnership (PI)

Erik Mitchell, Audrey Geisel University Librarian, UC San Diego Library (PI, mentor)

Jonathan Wheeler, Data Curation Librarian, University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (PI, mentor)

Crystal Goldman, General Instruction Coordinator Librarian, UC San Diego Library (Community Engagement Lead, Mentor)

Richard Urban, Senior Program & Engagement Officer, OCLC Research, (OCLC Data Challenge Coordinator)


Kahlila Chaar-Pérez, Collections Assessment Associate, People’s Media Record, Movement Alliance Project

Jason A. Clark, Professor, Lead for Research Informatics, Montana State University Library

L. P. Coladangelo, Project Manager, Digital Scriptorium; PhD Candidate, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University

Doug Emery, Special Collections Digital Content Programmer, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Charlie Fraioli, Research Intelligence Analyst–Research Development, Office of Research and Innovation, Drexel University

Maria Gould,
ROR Project Lead

Gwynne Grasberger, Assistant Vice Provost for Research Development, Office of Research and Innovation, Drexel University

Patricia Guardiola, Associate College Librarian and Coordinator of Research, Instruction, and Digital Scholarship Services, Haverford College Libraries

Martin Halbert, NSF Science Advisor for Public Access

Greg Jansen, Software Engineer, University of Maryland’s iSchool, AI-Collaboratory,  University of Maryland iSchool

Martin R. Kalfatovic, 
Program Director, Biodiversity Heritage Library; Associate Director, Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Smithsonian Libraries

Ray Karpman,
Data scientist, OCLC

Anna Lacy, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Haverford College

Hannah McKelvey, Assistant Professor, Electronic Resources & Discovery Services Librarian, Montana State University Library

Bret Mulligan, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics, Haverford College; Creator of Bridge

Richard Naples, Data Manager, Smithsonian Libraries

Sarah Pugachev, Director of Research Initiatives, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Lynn Ransom, Curator, SIMS Programs,  Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Winter Rae Schneider, People’s Media Record, Movement Alliance Project

Sarah Siddiqui, STEM Librarian, Carlson Library, University of Rochester

Devon Smith,
Lead Engineer, OCLC Research

Synatra Smith, CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American Studies

Holly Tomren, Head of Metadata Strategy and Digitization Services, Temple University libraries

Jenny Toves, Software Architect, OCLC Research

Alex Wermer-Colan, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple Libraries, Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio

Doug Worsham, Digital Experience Manager, UC San Diego Library

Diversity & Inclusivity Task Force

Yi Yun (Jessica) Cheng, 2019 LEADS Fellow, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers School of Communication and Information

Adam Johs, 2018 LEADS Fellow, PhD Candidate, Drexel University

Gretchen Stahlman, 2018 LEADS Fellow, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Rutgers School of Communication and Information

Hanlin Zhang, 2019 LEADS Fellow, PhD Student / UNC Chapel Hill

Advisory Board

Lencia Beltran, Open Science Project Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Devan Ray Donaldson, Associate, Department of Information and Library Science (ILS), School of Informatics, University of Indiana

Christopher C. Erdmann, Associate Director for Open Science, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Rebecca Koskela, Executive Director at Research Data Alliance – US

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Richard Marciano, Professor and Director, AI-Collaboratory, University of Maryland iSchool

Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas Libraries

Juliane Schneider, Research Librarian — Metadata, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Megan Finn Senseney, Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, University of Arizona Libraries

Chris Yang, Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University

Previous LEADS and LEADING Mentors (2018-2021)

  • Audrey Altman, Developer, DPLA
  • Yasin Bakis, Ph.D., Senior Manager of Biodiversity Informatics and Data Engineering, TURBI
  • Henry L. Bart, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director, Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute (TURBI)
  • Marcus Bingenheimer, Associate Professor of Religion, Academic Director of the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio
  • Michael Della Bitta, Director of Technology, DPLA
  • John Chodacki, Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3), California Digital Library
  • Steve Dilliplane, ANSP Biodiversity Informatics Support, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University
  • James English, Director of Business Development for The Palace Project, LYRASIS Director of Business Development for The Palace Project, LYRASIS
  • Celeste Feather, Senior Director for Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives, LYRASIS
  • Jean Godby, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Membership and Research
  • Leigh Grinstead, Catalyst Fund Program Lead and Senior Digital Services Consultant, LYRASIS Research and Innovation Division
  • Paolo Gujilde, ORCID US Community Specialist, LYRASIS
  • Susan Gunsenhouser, Project Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Caroline Hayden, Digitral Services Manager, Historical Society of Philadelphia
  • John Herbert, Senior Director of Technology and Innovation, ​Digital Technology Services Team, LYRASIS
  • Jess Herzog, Dryad Publishing Manager
  • Helyx Horwitz, Information Systems and Technology Manager, Movement Alliance Project
  • Michele Kimpton, Senior Global Director of The Palace Project, LYRASIS
  • Ana Krahmer, Director, Digital Newspaper Program, University of North Texas Libraries
  • John Kunze, Identifier Systems Architect, California Digital Library, University of California, Office of the President
  • Stephanie Labou, Data Science Librarian, UC San Diego Library
  • Eric Lopatin, Digital Preservation Product Manager, University of California Curation Center (UC3), California Digital Library
  • Peter Logan, MRC Senior Research Associate; Professor Emeritus of English, Former Director of the Digital Scholarship Center, Temple University Libraries
  • Micah May, Director of Ebook Services, DPLA
  • John Meier, Deputy Director of IT and Digital Strategies, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Sheila Rabun, Program Leader for Persistent Identifier Communities, LYRASIS
  • Christopher Rauch, 2021 LEADING Fellow, Drexel CCI PhD Student
  • Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Head of Digital Scholarship, Tisch Library, Tufts University
  • Carolyn Sheffield, Associate Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies at University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Vaughn Shirey, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology at Georgetown University
  • Roger Smith, Director, Digital Library Development Program, UC San Diego Library
  • Hannah Tarver, Department Head in the Digital Projects Unit at University of North Texas Libraries
  • Camille Tomlin, Web Development Supervisor, Free Library of Philadelphia
  • Erin Tripp, Director of LYRASIS Research and Innovation
  • Jennifer Vess, Brooke Dolan Archivist, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University