Editorial Team

Anita Walz, Managing Editor

Anita Walz is Associate Professor, Assistant Director of Open Education, and Scholarly Communication Librarian in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. She received her MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked in university, government, school, and international libraries for over 20 years. She is the founder of the Open Education Initiative at Virginia Tech and the managing editor of many open textbooks adapted or created at Virginia Tech, most of which may be found by visiting She has provided overall planning, project coordination, rights negotiation, day-to-day management, coaching, problem-solving, oversight, and post-production marketing for this book.

Kindred Grey, Illustrator, Editorial Assistant, Production Manager

Kindred Grey is the OER, Graphic Design, and Digital Publishing Specialist in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. She joined University Libraries after receiving her B.S. in Statistics and Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2020. Kindred has contributed to over twenty open textbooks, providing technical support on layout and design. Her main focus is publishing open textbooks that are visually appealing, accessible, student oriented, and technologically advanced. She illustrated this book and also led production efforts including accessibility and formatting for the PDF, EPUB, print, and HTML versions of the text.

Special Thanks

Thank you to Dr. Eleanor Fleming and Lauren Canary for taking time out of their busy days to provide feedback on this book.

Thank you to Elly Lloyd for her careful review of this book’s figures and for taking the time to ensure alternative text was provided for each one.

Publication of this work was made possible in part by a grant from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech through its Open Education Initiative, which provides development assistance and financial support to Virginia Tech faculty who wish to use, create, or adapt openly licensed teaching materials to support student learning.


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