About the Press

The University Press of Kansas publishes scholarly books that advance knowledge and regional books that contribute to the understanding of Kansas, the Great Plains, and the Midwest.

Founded in 1946 and reorganized in 1967 and again in 1976, it represents the six state universities: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University. The press is located on the west campus of the University of Kansas.

Established as a consortium by the Board of Regents, the press is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are the chief academic officers of the six universities and who appoint faculty members from each institution to serve on the advisory Editorial Committee. The Board of Trustees meets at least annually. For AY 2022-2023, the Board is scheduled to meet on the following Tuesdays: September 13, 2022, November 15, 2022, January 17, 2023, March 21, 2023, and May 16, 2023.

The press publishes work on American politics (including the presidency, American political thought, and public policy), military history and intelligence studies, American history (especially political, cultural, intellectual, and western), environmental policy and history, American studies, film studies, law and legal history, Native American studies, and books about Kansas and the Midwest. Our books have reached a wide audience both inside and outside the academy and have been recognized for their contributions to important scholarly and public debates.

University Press of Kansas Board of Trustees

Emporia State University: George Wyatt, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Fort Hays State University: Jill Arensdorf, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Kansas State University: Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President
Pittsburg State University: Howard W. Smith, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Kansas: Barbara Bichelmeyer, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Wichita State University: Shirley Lefever, Executive Vice President and Provost

University Press of Kansas Editorial Committee

Emporia State University
Charles Brown, Department of Social Sciences, Sociology, and Criminology
Heidi Hamilton, Communication Department
Alternate: Amy Sage Webb, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism
Alternate: Kevin Rabas, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

Fort Hays State University
Mary Martin, Department of Applied Business Studies
Rick Edgeman, Department of Management
Alternate: Kim Perez, Department of History
Alternate: Sherry Crow, Department of Advanced Education Programs

Kansas State University
Lauren Ritterbush, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Brent Maner, Department of History
Alternate: Yolanda Broyles-González, American Ethnic Studies
Alternate: Louise Breen, Department of History

Pittsburg State University
Randy Roberts, Dean of Library Services
Christopher Childers, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Alternate: Julie Allison, Psychology and Counseling
Alternate: Lori Martin, English and Modern Languages

University of Kansas
Bruce Hayes, Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies
Dorothy Daley, School of Public Affairs & Administration
Alternate: Michael Zogry, Department of Religious Studies
Alternate: Adrian Lewis, Department of History

Wichita State University
Katie Cramer, College of Applied Sciences
Mary Waters, English Department
Alternate: Doris Chang, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Alternate: Don Blakeslee, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences