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Editorial Leadership and Staff

Dr. Jenny Mahoney

Managing Editor

IEEE Access


About Dr. Mahoney

Jenny M. Mahoney received both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2007, studying gas phase collisions with a particular focus on electron impact ionization of silicon tetrachloride radicals. After winning a postdoctoral fellowship to build ultraviolet light sources at a startup company in Rutgers-Newark, she was hired as a senior research scientist on an Air Force Research grant at the Center for Microplasma Science and Technology (CMST) at St. Peter’s University. She joined Wiley in 2011 as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics and served as the in-house Editor-in-Chief from 2015-2019. She joined the IEEE Access team in August 2019.

Kimberly Rybczynski

Sr Publications Editor

IEEE Access


About Mrs. Rybczynski

Kimberly Rybczynski is a Senior Publications Editor of IEEE Access since June 2014. Kimberly received a Masters Degree for Public and Corporate Communication, and a Certificate in Public Relations from Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ. Kim also received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a Minor in Journalism from Monmouth University.

Prior to working at IEEE, Kim held various marketing and public relations communications positions.

Margery Meyer

Publications Editor

IEEE Access


About Mrs. Meyer

​Margery Meyer is a Publications Editor of IEEE Access and has been with the journal since August 2013.

Margery received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. She also attended New York University for a Certificate in Publishing.

Margery has been with the IEEE since April 1996, where she began her career working for the Proceedings of the IEEE. Since then she has helped in various capacities for Proceedings of the IEEE and IEEE Access.

Rebecca Hytowitz

Peer Review Support Specialist

IEEE Access


About Miss Hytowitz

Rebecca Hytowitz joined IEEE Access in the summer of 2016. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Publishing from New York University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2009 from Case Western Reserve University.

She has previously worked at World Scientific Publishing Co. as an Acquisitions Editor, SpringerNature as both an Assistant Editor and Editorial Assistant, and Penguin Random House as an Editorial Intern.

Patrick Kempf

Managing Editor

IEEE Transactions/Journals


About Mr. Kempf

Patrick Kempf is a Managing Editor in the IEEE Transactions/Journals Department. He has worked on IEEE Access since its launch in May, 2013, previously in the role of Journals Coordinator. Patrick graduated from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications (concentration in Journalism), in 2001.

Patrick has previously held positions as a reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal, The South Bergenite, and Staten Island Advance, as well as Managing Editor for LCGC Magazine. He has held various positions within the IEEE spanning ten years.

Katelyn Seyffart

Editorial Support and Production Assistant

IEEE Transactions/Journals


About Ms. Katelyn Seyffart

Katelyn Seyffart is an Editorial Support and Production Assistant at IEEE. Katelyn attended Rutgers University on an academic scholarship. She graduated in May 2012 with her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Psychology.

Prior to working for IEEE, Katelyn was a private English tutor and special education paraprofessional. She interned at Columbia University Press during the fall of 2011.

Kristen Cignavitch

Peer Review Support Specialist

IEEE Access


About Ms. Kristen Cignavitch

Kristen Cignavitch has been a Peer Review Support Specialist for IEEE Access since 2017. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2013.

Anna Melhorn

Peer Review Support Specialist

IEEE Access


About Mrs. Melhorn

Anna Melhorn joined IEEE as a Peer Review Support Specialist in 2018. Anna graduated from Centenary University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Prior to IEEE, Anna was a Senior Production Editor and Senior Illustration Editor at Wiley for 23 years. She has held other positions at Macmillan, W.H.Freeman and Alan R. Liss, Inc.

Kristin Falco

Sr Journals Coordinator

IEEE Transactions/Journals


About Mrs. Falco

Kristin Falco is a Journals Coordinator in the IEEE Transactions/Journals Department. Kristin graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, with joint Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Journalism and English, in 2009.

Kristin has been with the IEEE since 2009, where she began her career working as an Editorial Assistant. Since then she has held various positions in the Transactions/Journals Department including Assistant Editor and Associate Editor and has worked with various IEEE publications.

Eric Charbonneau

Journals Coordinator

IEEE Transactions/Journals


About Mr. Charbonneau

Eric Charbonneau is a Journals Coordinator in the IEEE Transactions/Journals Department. Eric graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in History and Teacher Education in 2000. Prior to joining the IEEE in 2018, Eric worked with mass market and trade publishing houses including John Wiley & Sons, where has held various positions including Editorial Assistant, Production Coordinator, Production Editor, Content Developer, and Development Manager.

IEEE Publications Staff

Michael Forster, Managing Director

IEEE Publishing Operations Staff

Dawn Melley, Senior Director

Peter M. Tuohy, Production Director

Jeffrey Cichocki, Assoc Dir Editorial Services

Kevin Lisankie, Director Editorial Services