The Third Chapter Project is a mission-driven, non-profit initiative formed to facilitate access to leading scholarly content in the social sciences and humanities among under-served academic institutions across the globe, initially focusing in Africa. As a result of our extensive experience in global distribution of content curated by the member societies of the American Council of Learned Societies, Third Chapter will capitalize on our team’s success in library sales, digital content distribution and access to high quality content (academic books and monographs) for the benefit of students who otherwise would not have access to these materials.
To facilitate and improve access to and support digital scholarly communication predominately in the social sciences and humanities to under-served academic communities in selected regions of developing nations including the Global South.
CATHERINE “Lee” Walton
Lee has over twenty years’ experience as a business development executive in sales, merchandising, and marketing. She most recently directed subscription sales and subscriber outreach for ACLS Humanities E-Book. Lee grew the HEB subscriber base by 30% in an extremely difficult library market.
Her career also includes management positions at the Dictograph Marketing Company and the Sweet P Corporation. She studied Applied Behavioral Science at National Louis University in Chicago and has conducted numerous research projects in conjunction with societies and other nonprofits. She is currently the chair of the NFAIS/NISO Humanities Round Table.
Board of Directors
MBA, MA, CPA
Ed is a corporate executive with IQVIA (a publicly traded clinical research organization) with extensive experience in academic publishing. He has worked for Simon and Schuster, Prentice-Hill, McGraw-Hill and for over 10 years with Elsevier Science. He has worked at General Electric and also supports sales and marketing for Humanities E- Book, formerly a division of ACLS. Ed is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School at New York University’s School of Professional Studies (MS in Digital Media and Publishing) where he has taught in the Center for Publishing for 20 years. He is also a frequent speaker in matters of financial operations to Society for Scholarly Publishing and Association of American Publishers and continues to remain active in scholarly publishing.
Steven C. Wheatley retired as Vice President of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in June 2018 after thirty-two years of service to the Council, twenty as Vice President. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the University of Chicago. He is the author of, among other works, The Politics of Philanthropy: Abraham Flexner and Medical Education (University of Wisconsin Press, 1988) and a new introduction to Raymond Fosdick’s The Story of the Rockefeller Foundation (Transaction Books, 1988), and the editor (with Katz, Greenberg and Oliviero) of Constitutionalism and Democracy: Transitions in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 1993).
He has served as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and as a member of the Task Force on the Artifact of the Council on Library and Information Resources. He was for eight years a member of the Governing Council of the Rockefeller Archive Center of Rockefeller University, and has taught at the University of Chicago and at New York University, where he was appointed an Adjunct Professor. In 2005-06, he was staff to and an adviser of the ACLS Commission on Cyber infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Darrell is the STM Director North America, and one of the leading advocates of consultative sales, semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking in the scholarly publishing industry. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at many information industry events espousing the benefits of semantic technology, mobile applications and social networking. Over the course of his 30+year career he has worked for the leaders of the electronic intellectual property industry. Xerox, Dow Jones Financial News Services, Elsevier, Collexis, American Institute of Physics and Allerton Press, Inc. His consultancy firm, Gunter Media Group, Inc. www.guntermediagroup.com, focuses on strategic management and the development and implementation of semantic technology applications.
A graduate of Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and earned his MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He also attended the Reed Elsevier Executive Management Development Program at Green College, Oxford University. Darrell is very active in the industry as his firm is a member of AAP PSP, SSP, American Chemical Society and SIIA. He is the Co-Chair of PSP’s Committee for Digital Information and has served on the SSP Marketing Committee. He is also an Associate Editor of the Learned Journal published by the Association of Learned Publishing and Professional Scholarly Publishers.
Chair of African Studies Advisory Board
Lala Pop is a PhD student in Politics at The New School for Social Research. She is interested in issues of mobility and migration with a special focus on the Romani people. She is also Program Manager of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies. Before coming to The New School, she worked for the American Council of Learned Societies for over seven years, managing international fellowship and grant competitions and related workshops, publications, and events in Africa, Europe, North America, and Asia.
Clare is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. Previously she worked as Editor of Book Review Digest, a publication of the former H. W. Wilson Company. She is the Vice President of Green
Most recently, Clare was the subscription and marketing coordinator for ACLS Humanities E-Book. She managed subscriber outreach and support, while providing support to email marketing and industry events HEB participated in. Shores NYC, a waterfront advocacy group that has received grants from Partnerships for Parks, the Hudson River Foundation, and People Make Parks.
Content and Marketing Consultant
Based in New Orleans, LA, Chris is a freelance content and marketing consultant. Other work besides Third Chapter includes working as an E-book Coordinator for Humanities E-Book under Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan and as a Recruitment and Content coordinator for the New Schools of New Orleans.
He previously worked as Marketing and Production Manager for ACLS Humanities E-Book, where he managed marketing for the collection, acquisitions, and coordinated production with the University of Michigan.
Chris graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a BA in English and a minor in Political Science, and later earned a MS in Publishing with a focus in media content development at New York University.