Our Staff

Jessica Fiorillo
Executive Director

Jessica Fiorillo joined the Harvard Education Press in June of 2022. Her publishing career began in 1996, when she joined the staff of Harcourt College Publishers as a developmental editor. Most recently she directed the STEM publishing program at Oxford University Press. Prior to that, she was the Director of Science Publishing at Wiley and Publisher for the physical sciences at W.H. Freeman/Macmillan publishers. With her extensive background in serving the education community, she is delighted to be at HEP, advancing the mission of providing practitioners and policy makers with the knowledge, tools, and information they need to understand and address the educational issues facing our society today and tomorrow. Jess serves on the Library Relations Committee of the Association of University Presses.


Daniel Velasquez

Finance, Information Systems and Operations Specialist

Danny joined Harvard Education Press in 2022 to provide support with finance and accounting, and his role has grown to also support digital marketing analytics efforts. His career started in AmeriCorps, volunteering with a microfinance organization in Boston. Before his current role, Danny worked in banking, real estate, and with various non-profit organizations. With a passion and curiosity for analytics, marketing, and finance, Danny is excited to support the mission of Harvard Education Press. Danny serves on the Financial Operations Committee of the Association of University Presses. 


Karen Adler

Acquisitions Editor

Karen came on board as Acquisitions Editor at Harvard Education Press in April 2023. Prior to joining HEP, she worked at Routledge/Taylor & Francis for nearly nine years, primarily as the Senior Editor of Language & Literacy education books. At HEP, she acquires books on a number of subjects, including school/district reform and improvement, school/district leadership and governance, literacy education, English learners, educational technology, assessment, education philanthropy, and education finance. 

Shannon Davis

Acquisitions Editor

Shannon joined HEP in 2021. With over ten years of editorial experience before coming to HEP, she worked primarily in trade (general interest) book publishing. She began her career as an intern with Beacon Press and the literary journal Ploughshares. She has worked for Simon & Schuster as well as the nonprofit, mission-driven Appalachian Mountain Club Books, and legal textbook publisher Aspen. She holds a master’s degree in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College (2013). Her acquisitions areas include early childhood education, school climate and safety, social emotional learning and behavior, mental health and trauma-informed pedagogy, gender and sexuality, parent/family/community engagement, school choice, ethics, and books on the teaching profession among others.

Molly Cerrone

Acquisitions Editor

Molly joined Harvard Education Press in 2020. She first supported the Editorial team as an intern, then later as an Editorial Assistant, before becoming an Acquisitions Editor. She holds a master’s degree in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College (2021), where she also teaches first-year writing courses. At HEP, she acquires books on a range of subjects in higher education (community college, college access and admissions, finance, diversity in higher education), as well as books on STEM education, history and social studies education, arts education, vocational education, career pathways, professional development, and national and state policy, among other subjects.

Marketing and Sales

Kelly Fattman

Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development

Kelly joined the Press in August of 2022. She brings over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development for Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, and nonprofits. Kelly has a masters degree in liberal arts management and certificates in strategic management and organizational behavior from Harvard University. She is also a published author and serves on the Professional Development Committee of the Association of University Presses. 

Michael Higgins

Associate Director of Marketing

A veteran of academic publishing, Michael spent nearly 20 years in the marketing department at Harvard University Press before joining Harvard Education Press in 2022. He serves on the Marketing Committee of the Association of University Presses. 

Victoria Lynn

Digital Marketing and Sales Associate

Victoria joined HEP in September 2018 as a marketing intern. Prior to transitioning into a full-time role at the press, she worked as a Newsroom Editor at Business Wire and a Bookseller at Newtonville Books. She holds a master’s degree in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College (2019). 

Rose Ann Miller

Publicity/media queries

Rose Ann holds graduate degrees from Hollins Collins (1993 M.A. in Creative Writing) and Warren Wilson College (M.F.A. 1995). She has spent the bulk of her career working in book publishing, first, as a Publicist at Harvard University Press for fifteen years, and currently as the Publicist at Harvard Education Press for over twelve years. 

Brittany Nicolaysen

Marketing Operations Lead

Brittany started at HEP as a marketing intern in 2016. After a period at MIT Technology Review as an Associate Content Producer, she returned to HEP fulltime in 2018 as Senior Marketing Coordinator. Her careful attention to systems and processes led to her current role as Marketing Operations Lead. Most of her work can be described as chasing curiosity, identifying problems, and seeking solutions—particularly concerning project management and metadata. She received a master’s degree in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College (2017). 


Abigail Coyle

Production Director

Abigail’s career in the book business began with an after-school job at the public library. She has more than 25 years of publishing industry experience with a focus on production, manufacturing, and design. Prior to joining Harvard Education Press in March 2024, Abigail was the Senior Production Manager of books, maps, and journals at the Appalachian Mountain Club. She has also worked at Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, Hackett Publishing, and Taylor & Francis, and has taught in the department of graphic design at the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. 

Anne Noonan

Editorial and Digital Production Manager

Anne manages the production and manufacturing of the frontlist books at Harvard Education Press. Her experience includes production management for several Boston-area publishers, including Houghton Mifflin, Jones and Bartlett, and Bedford/St. Martin’s. She has been an adjunct Instructor in the MA in Publishing and Writing Program at Emerson College; a judge at the New England Book Show; and co-chair of the Bookbuilders of Boston Advance Seminars. 

Permissions and Harvard Educational Review

Laura Clos

HER manuscript submissions
Rights and permissions
Alternative formats

Since joining HEP in 2000 as manuscripts assistant, Laura has had the pleasure of working with a generation of Harvard doctoral student editors for the scholarly journal, Harvard Educational Review. Her role has grown to include coordinating other aspects of publishing such as permissions, subsidiary rights, and alternative formats.