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The University of Wisconsin Press welcomes Dan Crissman as editor in chief

The University of Wisconsin Press is pleased to announce that Dan Crissman will join our staff as editor in chief, effective July 22, 2024. He will oversee our acquisitions department and serve as a member of UW Press’s senior management team.

Crissman joins us from Indiana University Press, where he currently serves as editorial director and previously served as trade and regional acquisitions editor. He brings more than 15 years of publishing experience, having worked previously at Belt Publishing; W. W. Norton & Company; the Overlook Press; and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The author of the books Cleveland in 50 Maps and Brewing Everything: How to Make Your Own Beer, Cider, Mead, Sake, Kombucha, and Other Fermented Beverages, Crissman also works as a freelance writer and developmental editor. He holds a bachelor of arts from the College of William & Mary and will soon complete a master of arts in U.S. history from Indiana University. Crissman will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, but looks forward to visiting Madison regularly.

“We are delighted that Dan will be joining us as editor in chief,” says Dennis Lloyd, director of the University of Wisconsin Press. “He brings a wealth of experience in trade, regional, and scholarly acquisitions. Everyone here was impressed with his intelligence and enthusiasm, and all are looking forward to working with him in the months and years to come.”

Crissman adds, “There has been so much change in academic publishing—and higher education more generally—over the past few years, and esteemed presses like Wisconsin have a unique opportunity to lead the way forward. I’m excited to work with the fantastic team at UW Press to publish cutting-edge scholarship and bring to light the many untold stories of the people of Wisconsin.”

About the University of Wisconsin Press

The University of Wisconsin Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books and journals. With more than 1,500 titles and 8,000 peer-reviewed articles in print, its mission embodies the Wisconsin Idea by publishing work of distinction that serves the people of Wisconsin and the world.