Rebecca Bryant is Director of Community at ORCID where she leads outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community. In this role, she coordinates the diverse ORCID Ambassadors program, provides oversight for the Sloan-funded Adoption and Integration program, and develops resources and communications.
She previously served as Assistant Dean in the Graduate College at the University of Illinois where she led a diverse set of operations, including graduate career services, postdoctoral affairs, and overseeing academic policies and processes related to doctoral degree completion. Her position involved working with Illinois’s large international student population as well as collaborating with faculty, senate committees, and administrators. In addition, she has experience defining and launching new technology initiatives including Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) and serving as a project leader the system-wide Banner ERP implementation team at Illinois.
Dr. Bryant earned a bachelor’s degree at Butler University, a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.