January 26, 2022

Niko Pfund, ‎President and Academic Publisher at Oxford University Press, Appointed to DPLA Board of Directors

From the Digital Public Library:

The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce the appoint of Niko Pfund to its distinguished Board of Directors. Pfund is the Global Academic Publisher of Oxford University Press, and President of Oxford University Press, USA.


Fund, a graduate of Amherst College, began his career at Oxford in 1987 as an editorial assistant in law and social science before moving to New York University Press in 1990. At NYU Press, he was an editor and then editor in chief before becoming director in 1996. He returned to Oxford in 2000 in the role of Academic Publisher and is responsible for oversight of the Press’s scholarly and research publishing across the humanities, social sciences, science, law, and medicine, spanning the Press’s offices in Oxford, New York, and Delhi. A frequent speaker on publishing, scholarship, and media, he has given talks at the Library of Congress, the World Bank, and many colleges, universities, libraries, scholarly conferences, and publishing institutes. In 2012, Pfund was named a Notable Person of the Year by Publishers Weekly.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Info About All DPLA Board Members

See Also: 2009 Profile of Pfund (via NY Observer)

See Also: 2008 Q&A with Pfund (via OUPBlog)

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