NEW WORKING HISTORY EPISODE FOCUSES ON ACADEMIC PUBLISHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
SLSA’s latest Working History podcast, “Academic Publishing in the Digital Age,“ is available for listening on iTunes and SoundCloud. In a wide ranging discussion, Derek Krissoff, Director of the West Virginia University Press, discusses academic publishing and university presses, the open access movement, and current trends in history publishing. The episode is hosted by Beth English, president of SLSA.
Derek Krissoff is currently Director at the West Virginia University Press. Before his tenure at West Virginia University, he directed the acquisitions editorial department at the University of Nebraska Press, one of the largest state university presses in the United States, and was previously was Senior Editor at the University of Georgia Press. He has collaborated on multi-press grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has presented frequently at annual meetings of the Association of American University Presses. Krissoff has worked with a number of prominent writers and intellectuals, including David Harvey, Claire Potter, Ted Kooser, Annelise Orleck, and Charles Reagan Wilson. Krissoff received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in 1993 and undertook doctoral work in history at the State University of New York in Buffalo.