Dr. Katherine Skinner serves as the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. In this role, she has helped to found and support the MetaArchive Cooperative, the Library Publishing Coalition, the BitCurator Consortium, the Maintainers, and the Software Preservation Network. Skinner received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University. She has co-edited four books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles, including Community Cultivation – A Field Guide (2018) and Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities (2021). She has served as Principal Investigator on almost 20 research projects to date and regularly teaches graduate courses and provides consultation services.