Washington State University Press Announces New Editor-in-ChiefPULLMAN, Wash.- Washington State University (WSU) Press has named Robert A. Clark as editor-in-chief starting July 1, 2012. Replacing long-time leader Glen W. Lindeman, who retired in 2010, Clark comes to WSU Press from the University of Oklahoma Press, where he served as publisher of The Arthur H. Clark Co. imprint, and as Assistant Director. In that capacity, he acquired and launched sixty-three new works, and developed two new series.
Clark's specialization in the field of western American history-in addition to his broad experience as an author, bookstore owner, and publisher-make him an ideal match for WSU Press, a scholarly publisher with a niche in Pacific Northwest history, politics, and culture. His primary responsibilities in the new position will include manuscript acquisition and editorial direction, as well as shepherding the Press through an anticipated expansion.
Clark will continue as editor of Overland Journal, the quarterly publication of the Oregon-California Trails Association. Active in the Western History Association and the Westerners International, he also has served on the board of trustees for the Washington State Historical Society.
WSU Press is the scholarly publisher for Washington State University located in Pullman, Washington, and began their publishing program in 1928.