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Peter Froehlich to lead Purdue Libraries Publishing Division

March 25th, 2015


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins was pleased to announce that Peter Froehlich, Indiana University Press (IUP), will be the new director of the Purdue University Press/head, Scholarly Publishing Services in the Purdue Libraries Publishing Division, effective May 1, 2015.

Froehlich started working at the Indiana University Press in 2006.  Since 2010, he has been the subsidiary rights manager at IUP.  He received his BA degree from the University of California-Berkeley and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  Froehlich succeeds Charles Watkinson who left Purdue to become associate university librarian for publishing and director of the University of Michigan Press.

William Harper, chair, Purdue University Press Editorial Board, and professor of health and kinesiology said, “Peter brings both wide-ranging experiences and plucky enthusiasms to the dual positions of director of Purdue University Press and head of Scholarly Publishing Services.  We welcome his appointment and look forward to working with him in our continuous efforts to further advance Purdue’s scholarly publishing impact around the world.”

The Purdue Libraries Publishing Division creates a collaborative environment by uniting Purdue University Press with Scholarly Publishing Services.  The Publishing Division is dedicated to enhancing the impact and extending the reach of academic research and scholarship through the development and dissemination of books, journals, digital collections, innovative electronic products, technical report series and conference proceedings.  The Purdue University Press founded in 1960 is a member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and was a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC).  Purdue University was one of the first to integrate Library/University Press/Open Access Scholarly Publishing into a single unit in the United States.


James L. Mullins, 765-494-2900,

Peter Froehlich,