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Adam Blackwell

Product Manager Lead
Adam has worked at ProQuest for 16 years, during which time he wrote the content for and oversaw the development of ProQuest’s information literacy product (Research Companion). He currently works on ProQuest’s platform and dissertations teams.

Before ProQuest, Adam taught literature and creative writing at the University of Utah, where he earned a PhD in English. His research was focused on literary treatments of moral luck. He also has a BA in social anthropology from Cambridge University (Caius).

As a result of his experience, he is interested in approaching questions of open access from both an academic and a trade or publishing perspective.

Adam lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and three children. He was born in Switzerland and has lived in England, France, Russia, and Turkmenistan.