Kevin Guthrie

  • ITHAKA

Kevin Guthrie is currently president of ITHAKA. He was the founding president of both JSTOR (1995), which received start-up funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Ithaka (2004), which received start-up funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation. JSTOR and Ithaka merged in 2010 to form a new organization, ITHAKA. ITHAKA’s mission is to help the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA initiatives include:  JSTOR, the research, teaching and learning platform; Portico, the digital preservation service; and Ithaka S+R, the strategy and research enterprise focused on helping the scholarly community make a successful and sustainable transition to digital and network technologies. Previously, Kevin started a software development company serving the needs of college and professional football teams, and later served as a research associate at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he authored The New-York Historical Society:  Lessons from One Nonprofit’s Long Struggle for Survival (1996).  Kevin has also been a professional football player, a sports broadcaster and producer, and a consultant for an Oscar-winning motion picture.  He earned a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia University.