Our Team

Our team

Dryad staff

Our staff apply their diverse backgrounds in scientific research, librarianship, non-profits, business administration, publishing, and computer science to support open data infrastructure and the preservation of knowledge.

Melissanne Scheld
Melissanne Scheld, BA Art History
Executive Director
With 25+ years of working with scholarly publishing and researchers, Melissanne has a long history of successfully leading teams who promote research.
Elizabeth Hull
Elizabeth Hull, MA American History
Associate Director
We rely on Elizabeth’s deep knowledge of the organization and her management skills to keeps things running smoothly and efficiently.
Erin Clary
Erin Clary, BS Biology; MLS
Senior Curator
Curation is an ever-evolving skill. Erin’s curating talent and superb attention to detail guide our curators to new heights.
Debra Fagan
Debra Fagan, BS Computer Science; MLIS
Curation and Technical Specialist
Debra’s dual background in computer programming and library science allows her to contribute in multiple ways to Dryad. We appreciate her ability to quickly switch from one ‘side’ to the other.
Ryan Scherle
Ryan Scherle, PhD Computer Science and Cognitive Science
Repository Architect
We value Ryan’s understanding of the world of research and his talent for system development and learning new technologies.
Shavon Stewart
Shavon Stewart, BA History; MLIS
Shavon is a librarian with a background in research support and data management who applies these skills to her superb curation work.

Rich Yaxley
Rich Yaxley, BS Aerospace Studies; PhD Cognitive Psychology
Rich not only brings strong research and curation skills to Dryad, but mean coding skills as well.

Other personnel

Principal Investigators

Project: National Science Foundation DBI-1612608 "Scalable and sustainable infrastructure for the publication of data"

  • Todd Vision, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board of Directors

  • For our current Board of Directors membership, see Governance

For past contributors see Dryad Alumni.

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Last revised: 2018-02-26

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