New Faces at Lever (Winter 2020)

February 7th, 2020

Lever Press welcomes new members of the Editorial Board and Oversight Committee, as well as a new Michigan representative

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Brett M. Rogers, Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at the University of Puget Sound, joined the Lever Editorial Board in October. Professor Rogers’ recent work focuses on classical themes and characters in contemporary media including science fiction. He has taught courses on classical languages, ancient literature in translation, myth and myth theory, and sex and gender in classical antiquity.

Deborah Prosser and Neal Baker joined the Oversight Committee in January.

Deborah Prosser

Deborah Prosser leads the Olin Library at Rollins College. Previously, she served as the Dean of Libraries at the University of North Georgia and the Dean of Library Services at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Deborah’s passion within libraries is connecting students with resources that can help ensure their success in college and fuel their interests to become lifelong learners. Collaborating, sharing ideas and research projects, and advancing student and faculty scholarship are also fundamental goals. Deborah’s academic background is in American Studies and Art History, and she is strongly committed to the interdisciplinary inquiry that is foundational to liberal arts education. Her forthcoming publication in Library Trends is "Affect and Deaccessioning in the Academic Library: Feelings about Books and Place.”

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Neal Baker is Library Director at Earlham College. His publications address librarianship topics as well as science fiction/fantasy transmedia topics including LEGO Tolkien adaptations, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Trek, and Marvel Comics. He contributes to the MLA International Bibliography, among other professional activities.

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Elizabeth Demers is the new Editorial Director for the University of Michigan Press, and is a Michigan representative on the Editorial Board and member of Lever's Operations Group. Elizabeth has a BA & MA from Michigan State, an MBA in management, a PhD in American history, and many years of experience in academic publishing. She has variously worked at Michigan State University Press, Greenwood Publishing, Potomac, Quarto, and University of Nebraska Press where she was Editor-in-Chief. Most recently she has held senior acquisitions roles at Johns Hopkins University Press and the University of Michigan Press where she has been a dynamic social sciences acquirer.