Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Press News: The University of Georgia Press Welcomes Three New Hires

The University of Georgia Press proudly welcomes three new employees.

Mick Gusinde-Duffy, current senior acquisitions editor at Temple University Press, has been named assistant director and editor-in-chief of the University of Georgia Press effective November 1. Gusinde-Duffy has more than 15 years of acquisitions experience. His time has been split between conventional academic and professional book publishing and experimental electronic publishing initiatives.

Prior to coming to Temple University Press in 2006, Gusinde-Duffy held editorial and managerial positions at Zero to Three Press, University of Virginia Press, NetLibrary, 29th Street Press, University of Utah Press, and Westview Press. He holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Middlesex Polytechnic and a master’s degree in English from Colorado State University.

Rebecca Norton has been named production editor. She previously held positions at Duke University Press and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Special Collections/University Archives. Norton has a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia College and State University and a master’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Her appointment is effective November 1.

Sean Garrett joined the Press as intellectual property manager on October 1. He is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, where he specialized in intellectual property rights and copyright. Garrett holds bachelors’ degrees in history and political science from the University of Georgia and is the author of two novels.

Founded in 1938, the UGA Press is the largest book publisher in the state. It has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the Press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has more than 1,500 titles in print. It has well-established lists in Atlantic World and American history, American literature, African-American studies, southern studies and environmental studies, as well as a growing presence in the fields of geography, urban studies, international affairs and security studies.