Wilfrid Laurier University Press is pleased to announce that Lisa Quinn has been appointed to the role of associate director.
Reporting to Press Director Brian Henderson, Quinn is tasked with providing managerial oversight to the Press’s editorial and production teams, as well as handling acquisitions.
“We are thrilled to have a person of Lisa’s knowledge and track record in this key position,” said Henderson. “As acquisitions editor at the Press, she has proven her ability to commission projects of the highest quality and to work with their authors and the team to develop them to their fullest potential. We look forward to her undertaking wider responsiblities.”
Quinn joined the WLU Press team as acquisitions editor in November, 2006. During her tenure in that role, she acquired numerous book projects that went on to receive major Canadian publishing awards. In addition, she was recently awarded an Employee Achievement Award from Wilfrid Laurier University for her accomplishments in the area of “Collaborates to Promote Team and Organizational Success.”
In addition, Quinn has participated actively in Canada’s scholarly publishing community, regularly leading workshops, giving conference presentations, authoring papers, and teaching as an adjunct in Western University’s Master of Library and Information Science program. She is currently vice president of the Association of Canadian University Presses.
“I’m excited by this opportunity to see the Press through the next stages of its evolution,” she said. “We have a very strong foundation on which to continue building a vibrant and dynamic scholarly publishing program at Laurier.”
Quinn holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Western University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Concordia.
Founded in 1974, WLU Press has a reputation for excellence in scholarly publishing in the areas of history, literature, sociology, social work, life writing, film and media studies, aboriginal studies, cultural studies, environmental humanities, and religious studies. In the spring of 2015, the Press was integrated into the organizational structure of the Wilfrid Laurier University Library.