The MLA is pleased to announce that Angela Gibson has been named the new director of scholarly communication. In this role, Gibson will oversee MLA’s periodical and book publications, book acquisitions, and digital initiatives. This includes expanding the array of educational and editorial resources available at The MLA Style Center; enriching the MLA’s open-access resources, including CORE and MLA Commons; and making tools for research and collaboration available to students and teachers at all levels.
Gibson holds a PhD in English from the University of Rochester, where she focused on medieval literature. She has worked at the MLA since 2001, most recently as associate director of scholarly communication and head of book and online publications. Before coming to the MLA, Gibson taught writing and literature in the college classroom. Gibson looks forward to continuing the innovative work done by the previous director of scholarly communication, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, who assumed an academic appointment in August after nearly six years at the MLA.