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What We do

The mission of the Kent State University Press is “to advance knowledge through publishing.” We carry out our mission by publishing groundbreaking scholarship and important books of general interest and distributing them throughout the world in both print and electronic editions. Our publishing operation comprises five functional areas: administration, acquisitions, editorial, design/production, and marketing.

Administration and Acquisitions: Susan Wadsworth-Booth is Director of the Press and is responsible for overall Press operations.

Editorial Production: Managing Editor Mary Young works closely with manuscripts throughout the editorial production process, during which she is the authors’ primary liaison with the Press, sets publication schedules, and manages freelance editors.

Production: Design & Production Manager Christine Brooks crafts finished manuscripts into attractive, long-lasting books in both print and electronic editions.

Marketing: Marketing and Sales Manager Julia Wiesenberg is responsible for promotion, distribution, and sales. They advise the Director on administrative matters and works closely with authors, booksellers, and other stakeholders. Marketing Associate and Designer Darryl Crosby designs advertising and promotional materials for both print, web, and social media.