Charles Watkinson

Associate University Librarian for Publishing & Director, University of Michigan Press

Charles Watkinson manages the Publishing division of the Library ( 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, he has 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.