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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 2021-2022, the Board is scheduled to meet on the following Tuesdays: September 14, 2021, November 16, 2021, January 18, 2022, March 15, 2022, and May 17, 2022.

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 Arasimowicz, 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, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

University Press of Kansas Editorial Committee

Emporia State University
Marshall Sundberg, Department of Biological Sciences
Heidi Hamilton, Department of Communication and Theatre
Alternate: Amy Sage Webb, Department of English, Journalism, and Modern Languages
Alternate: Charles Brown, Department of Social Sciences

Fort Hays State University
Mary Martin, Department of Applied Business Studies
Cheryl Duffy, Department of English
Alternate: Rick Edgeman, Department of Management
Alternate: Sherry Crow, Department of Advanced Education Programs

Kansas State University
Lauren Ritterbush, Department of Anthropology
David Graff, Department of History
Alternate: Brent Maner, Department of History
Alternate: Louise Breen, Department of History

Pittsburg State University
Randy Roberts, Dean of Library Services
Donald Viney, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
Alternate: Julie Allison, Department of Psychology and Counseling
Alternate: Shirley Drew, Department of Communication

University of Kansas
Bruce Hayes, Department of French and Italian
Genelle Belmas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Alternate: Michael Zogry, Department of Religious Studies
Alternate: Dorothy Daley, School of Public Affairs and Administration

Wichita State University
Patricia Dooley, Department of Communication
Mary Waters, Department of English
Alternate: Doris Chang, Department of Women’s Studies
Alternate: Katie Mason Cramer, School of Education