Kathryn Conrad Appointed Director of University of Arizona Press
Date: November 27, 2012
Contact: University Libraries
Kathryn Conrad has been appointed the director of the University of Arizona (UA) Press, announced Carla Stoffle, Dean of University Libraries. Conrad, formerly interim director of the UA Press, began as director at the beginning of November.
“Kathryn brings extensive scholarly publishing experience, an in-depth knowledge of UA’s unique areas of scholarly excellence, and an understanding of the synergistic opportunities that academic libraries and scholarly presses share,” says Stoffle.
Conrad has spent more than twenty-five years in publishing, with the bulk of that time in a variety of positions at both the University of Missouri Press and the University of Arizona Press.
"I am extremely pleased to have been appointed to lead the press," says Conrad. "The staff and I are committed to advancing the university's land-grant mission by publishing scholarly works of the highest quality along with regional and literary works that inspire and engage the citizens of our state and our region."
The UA Press publishes an average of 61 scholarly and regional titles annually and has been consistently honored by regional, national and scholarly organizations. The Press concentrates on areas that reflect the University’s strengths (American Indian studies, anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies, border studies, history, Latin American studies, and the space sciences). It also publishes books on Arizona and the Southwest, and works of fiction and poetry.
Since 2010, the Libraries and the Press have worked closely together to pursue new scholarly communication opportunities. "The University of Arizona Press has been my home for more than fifteen years, and our joining the library has opened up a new chapter in the many ways we have always worked with the campus community,” says Conrad.
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