Darrin Pratt

Darrin Pratt

Monday, 27 August 2018 10:38

Press News

Staff Updates


Spooner MAfter more than two decades with Utah State University Press and University Press of Colorado, first as Director of Utah State University Press and then as Associate Director of UPC, Michael Spooner retired on September 30, 2017. Members of the board and staff celebrated his remarkable contributions with a retirement party held at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Rumor has it that Michael is enjoying his retirement thoroughly.







rachaelRachael Levay stepped into Michael Spooner’s considerable shoes at the end of August 2017. Before joining UPC as the acquiring editor for the Utah State University Press imprint, Rachael worked at the University of Washington Press for over a decade in marketing and sales, most recently as the Marketing & Sales Director. Rachael also has a master’s of fine arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.







J Darb 13 RetouchedJessica d’Arbonne, acquiring editor, left University Press of Colorado after nine years for a job with Globe Pequot as an acquiring editor for their FalconGuides imprint. Jessica started as an assistant to the director of the press, but quickly moved up the ranks to acquiring editor, continuing to build and shape UPC’s key lists in anthropology and history.









IMG 20140813 113744Charlotte Steinhardt was named acquiring editor after Jessica’s departure, shifting into editorial after two years in University Press of Colorado’s marketing and sales department. Before joining UPC in 2015, Charlotte was on the trade and academic team at Oxford University Press for five years.







Office Relocation

After fifty-three years in Boulder, including eighteen located at 5589 Arapahoe in east Boulder, the University Press of Colorado relocated its main office to 245 Century Circle in Louisville, Colorado. Although the space is slightly smaller, the office building and the suite we occupy constitute a considerable upgrade. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by and say hello!


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Friday, 24 August 2018 15:23

2017–2018 Board of Trustees


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Adams State University



Catherine Cameron
University of Colorado Boulder


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Bradford Cole
Utah State University



Catherine DiCesare
Colorado State University


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James Drake
Metropolitan State University



Joyce Kinkead
Utah State University


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Michael Lightner
University of Colorado System


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Suzanne MacCaulay
University of Colorado Colorado Springs


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Pete McCormick
Fort Lewis College


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Jared Orsi
Colorado State University


Michael Palmquist

Michael Palmquist
Colorado State University


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Ken Sagendorf
Regis University


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Lynn L. Sikkink
Western State Colorado University


Jeannie Thomas

Jeannie Thomas
Utah State University



Jay Trask
University of Northern Colorado



Mary Van Buren
Colorado State University


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Kariann Akemi Yokota
University of Colorado Denver

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 08:30

Why a University Press Is a Good Investment

There’s a minor miracle continually performed by the 142 university presses worldwide who compose the membership of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP).

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two largest funders of humanities research in the United States, are sponsoring a new joint fellowship opportunity to support high-quality “born digital” research in the humanities.

Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:56

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Back to Conquered Conquistadors

Lienzo de Quauhquechollan. Photograph by Bob Schalkwijk (2001). Courtesy of the Museo Casa del Alfeñique, Puebla, Mexico.

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