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Randy Townsend

Randy Townsend

Director, Publishing Operations - AGU

Randy Townsend, MPS, has worked for the American Geophysical Union for 15 years. His career focuses on the execution of the Publications Department's strategic goals, and the performance and development of an expanding portfolio of scholarly journals, requiring oversight of peer review operations and content integrity. He has been a leader in policy implementation and manages allegations of misconduct and ethical violations. Randy serves as a judge for the prestigious EXCEL Awards, serves as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and sits on the Advisory Board for the Association, Media & Publishing. Randy is a member of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editor’s (ISMTE) Programming Committee and serves as Co-Chair on the Society of Scholarly Publishing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Randy is also the inaugural Editor-in-Chief for the George Washington University’s GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing.


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