Nick Shockey

Director, Student Advocacy, SPARC

Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey is the director of student advocacy for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and founding director of the Right to Research Coalition (R2RC). Supported by SPARC, the R2RC is an international alliance of local, national, and international student organizations that advocate for researchers, universities, governments, and students themselves to adopt open scholarly publishing practices. Under Nick's direction, the R2RC has grown to represent just under 7 million students in more than 100 countries around the world and has facilitated student lobbying in hundreds of legislative offices, in the United States and elsewhere.

Prior to joining SPARC, Nick was a student activist for the causes of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. He worked locally to make Trinity University the first small, liberal arts university in the United States to pass an institutional Open Access policy. He also worked nationally with SPARC in launching its student campaign. Nick was named a SPARC Innovator in 2007.

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