USC Press names new director

Richard Brown comes to Carolina from Georgetown

Richard Brown has been named director of the University of South Carolina Press.

Brown joins Carolina from Georgetown University where he has served as Press Director since 2001.

At USC Press, he will be responsible for the editorial, fiscal and marketing strategies of USC Press, South Carolina’s oldest and largest book publisher, specializing in scholarly humanities and regional trade publications.

Brown has 30 years’ experience and has been involved in all aspects of publishing. He has a bachelor’s in English, a master’s in theological studies, a Ph.D. in religious studies and an MBA in entrepreneurship and is widely acknowledged as a leader in the field of scholarly publishing.

He served on the board of the Association of American University Presses for five years, including one year as president. He was a member of the Project MUSE advisory council, and currently serves on the executive council of the Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division. For the past five years, he has served as treasurer and board member of the Theological Book Network, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the donation of scholarly books to libraries in the developing world.

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