Derek Krissoff has been named the new Editor in Chief for the University of Nebraska Press, effective July 16.
Krissoff has been involved with trade and scholarly publishing for many years. He comes to UNL from the University of Georgia Press in Athens, Ga., where he has been a senior acquisitions editor since 2006. During his tenure in Georgia, Krissoff acquired books in history and geography.
He was actively involved with fundraising and development, helping to secure the grant proposal for the Mellon-funded Early American Places initiative, a collaboration that includes the University of Nebraska Press. He also developed a partnership with the Library Company of Philadelphia for support in their Race in the Atlantic World series.
“We are delighted that Derek decided to join the University of Nebraska Press,” said UNP Director Donna Shear. “He is someone who has editorial vision as well as an understanding of the challenges of scholarly publishing in today’s world.”
Krissoff is all but dissertation toward a Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo. He holds a BA with honors in history from Wesleyan University and is active in the Association of American University Presses.
“The University of Nebraska Press has always had a strong and engaging list, and that’s what attracted me to the position,” Krissoff said. “I’m excited about working with the staff to continue to build upon the Press’s reputation and fulfill its missions.”