John Willinsky

I’m proud to announce that John Willinsky has joined Slaw as a columnist. And if you look to your right, you’ll see his first column on mandating free access to research. John is currently a professor at Stanford University’s School of Education, coming to them from the University of British Columbia, where he founded the Public Knowledge Project in 1998. Professor Willinksky has written extensively on open access to scholarly research, which topic will form the basis for his columns.

John isn’t new to Slaw. When we had a theme week on Grey Lit, under the direction of Michael Lines, he contributed a posting on GL, Open Access, and Scholarly Publishing.

Oh, and you may like to think about the joke involved in the way he’s named his column.

Welcome to Slaw, John.


  1. Welcome aboard, John! Glad to have you with us.