Dana Compton

Managing Director, Publications & Standards and Publisher

Dana Compton is Managing Director and Publisher for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) where she leads the organization's Publications Division. In this role, she oversees all publishing operations for ASCE’s 35 peer-reviewed research journals, as well as its conference proceedings, books/e-books, and standards product lines. Prior to joining ASCE in 2018, Ms. Compton was a Senior Consulting Associate with KWF Consulting, served as Publication Director at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and held production positions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group (now Thompson Information Services, a division of Columbia Books & Information Services).

Ms. Compton is a Past President of the Council of Science Editors (CSE). She remains an active CSE volunteer, serving on the Editorial Board for CSE’s Science Editor, as a chapter editor and advisory group member for development of the CSE style manual Scientific Style and Format, and on the program planning committee. Ms. Compton serves on the advisory board for the Text Recycling Research Project, is a HESI SDG Publishers Compact Fellow, is a member of the Society Street program committee for 2022, and has participated in various other publishing industry projects and committees.

Ms. Compton is a senior society leader with emphasis on strategic planning, sustainable business models, editorial and content strategy, and diversity and inclusion issues in research and scholarly publishing. She frequently speaks at industry conferences on a range of topics and has written and contributed to articles related to scholarly publication.