Linda Manning returns to run NIU Press

Linda Manning

Linda Manning

The new director of NIU Press has a familiar face.

Linda Manning, who joined the University Press in 2004 as marketing manager and had ascended to assistant director and marketing and sales manager by the time of her departure in 2010, returned July 16

She served as marketing and sales manager of the University of Utah Press in the interim.

“Linda Manning has an informed and inspired vision for future success of the NIU Press,” said Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, the division that houses the NIU Press. “We are fortunate to have hired a director who understands scholarly publishing and loves NIU..”

Since its founding in 1965, the NIU Press has supported and enhanced the reputation and research mission of the university by publishing outstanding works of scholarship for a global audience. NIU Press also promotes understanding of the Midwest through books on regional history and culture.

With more than 600 books currently in print, NIU Press publishes scholarly and trade books on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences. In fulfilling its educational mission, the NIU Press publishes books for both specialists and general readers.

NIU Press also publishes books about American and European history and the Midwest region of the United States. Under its Switchgrass Book imprint, the NIU Press publishes a limited number of novels with Midwestern settings and themes.

Manning holds two degrees from NIU: a master’s of French earned in 1998 and a bachelor’s of French translation and business completed in 1995.

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