Janet Foxman Hired As Managing Editor of U of A Press

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Janet Foxman has joined the University of Arkansas Press as managing editor. In her role, Foxman will oversee editorial operations, including manuscript development and editing, and will work closely with other press managers to establish book schedules while maintaining a smooth workflow.

Before moving to Fayetteville, Foxman served as a senior production editor at Oxford University Press. Previously assistant editor for a scholarly journal and a poetry editor for a literary journal, she is also the author of a collection of poetry, Disposable Camera, published by the University of Chicago Press.

“With a small staff, it’s essential that each and every employee brings as much versatility and knowledge as possible,” Mike Bieker, director of the press said. “Janet comes to us with the production, editorial, writing, and management experience that the press looks for when searching for talented individuals needed to publish excellent books.”

Foxman began her new employment on Feb. 1.

About the University of Arkansas Press: The University of Arkansas Press advances the mission of the University of Arkansas by publishing peer-reviewed scholarship and literature of enduring value. The Press publishes books by authors of diverse backgrounds writing for specialty as well as general audiences in Arkansas and throughout the world.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among the fewer than 3% of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Melissa King, Marketing Manager
University of Arkansas Press
479-575-7715, mak001@uark.edu

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