RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Dorota Temple, Ph.D., a senior fellow at RTI International was named editor-in-chief of RTI International’s RTI Press.
Temple has served as the Press’s deputy editor-in-chief for the past three years and will serve a three-year-term in her new role.
Gary Bland, Ph.D., a fellow and senior advisor in democratic governance at RTI, will serve as deputy editor-in-chief. The deputy editor-in-chief assists the editor-in-chief with management and policy decisions.
"I am confident that Dorota and Gary will carry on the exceptional progress and growth of the Press," said Wayne Holden, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI. “The Press helps establish RTI as a thought leader in key strategic areas.”
Temple replaces Diane Wagener, Ph.D., who after more than three years at the helm of RTI Press is stepping down as the editor-in-chief.
RTI Press, started in 2007, serves as a respected outlet for RTI studies and analyses. The Press offers a venue that complements traditional publication outlets for disseminating important knowledge generated by RTI researchers. Its peer-reviewed publications broadly communicate knowledge generated through RTI’s discoveries, innovations, and research findings and support emerging areas of strategic importance.
Educated as a physicist, Temple has created and led research and development programs in the field of semiconductor devices, most recently focusing on the use of advanced microcircuit integration technologies for “smart” sensors. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 papers and served as an editor and reviewer for several technical journals. She was also a co-author and co-editor of a book, Viewing America’s Energy Future in Three Dimensions. The book was published by RTI Press in 2011 and received international attention.
“I firmly believe the Press, an open-access venue relying on electronic formats, is a necessary component to enhance worldwide awareness of RTI’s independent, multidisciplinary research capabilities,” Temple said. “During the next couple of years I would like to expand technology publications, taking advantage of the briefs publication format that the Press has developed.”
Bland has been a member of the RTI Press Editorial board since 2010, and he has been an RTI Press author, associate editor and reviewer for Press publications. Bland’s multidisciplinary research and analysis and his programming work in governance have informed policy and facilitated successful development in more than 25 countries worldwide. He has been involved in various writing and publishing activities for much of his career.