Amy Brand is Director of the MIT Press, one of the largest university presses in the world, and has long been active in open access publishing. The MIT Press is well-known for its publications in emerging fields of scholarship and its pioneering use of technology.
Brand’s career spans a wide array of experiences in academia and scholarly communications. She received her doctorate in cognitive science from MIT and has held a number of positions in scholarly communications, publishing, and open information access at MIT, Digital Science, and Harvard before returning to the press in 2015 to serve as director. She serves on the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and on the boards of Creative Commons, Crossref, Duraspace, Altmetric, and Board on Research Data and Information of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. She’s currently working on her first documentary film, on women in science.