Publications Committee

The Publications Committee has primary responsibility for oversight of the organization’s three journals — Anatomical Sciences Education, Developmental Dynamics, and The Anatomical Record — as well as managing relationships with journal editors and publisher, Wiley.


  • Serve as a liaison between journal editors and the Board.
  • Oversee journal budgets and present them to the Board.
  • Act as an advocate for journals with the publisher.
  • Assist editors with issues of concern.
  • Negotiate contracts with editors and the journal publisher.
  • Chair attends annual publisher meetings.
  • One representative attends annual journal board meetings.
  • Conduct 3-year reviews of the editor-in-chief of each journal.



NameCompanyThru Date
Kem RogersWestern University12/31/2023


NameCompanyThru Date
Tamara Franz-OdendaalMount Saint Vincent University12/31/2025
Michael HortschUniversity of Michigan12/31/2024
Lisa LeeUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus12/31/2025
Caio SarmentoCalifornia State University - Fresno12/31/2024


The committee shall meet during the Annual Meeting and at such other times as the business of the Association may require.


The committee chair makes an annual report to the Board at the spring meeting, an interim report at the fall meeting, and at any other times as requested.


Consists of a chair and 3 members-at-large, ensuring that both educational and biological research are represented. The chair serves as a non-voting, ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

Appointment Process

  • Appointment of members to fill vacancies on the committee is made by the committee chair. 
  • New committee members are subject to review by the Nominating Committee and approved by the full Board of Directors.