Director, University Press of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32603 • Phone: (352) 392-1351
<email@example.com> • www.upf.com
Professional career and background:
December 2005 – Present: Director, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL
October 1996 – December 2005: Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL
February 1992 – September 1996: Acquisitions Editor, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN
November 1987 – January 1992: Acquisitions Editor, William C. Brown Publishers (now Times Mirror/McGraw-Hill Higher Education) Madison, WI
August 1984 – November 1987: Publishing Representative, William C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, IA
In my spare time I like: Gardening, surfing, rowing, biking, and of course, reading.
Favorite books: J Austen: Sense and Sensibility. I. Asimov: The Foundation Trilogy. J.R.R.Tolkien: Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Robert Graves: I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Homer: The Odyessey. Rumi: The Book of Love.
Most memorable career achievement: Creation of Orange Grove Texts.
How/Where do I see the industry in five years: All digital but not all open.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.