Staff Listing


Craig W. Gill
(601) 432-6205

Emily Bandy
Assistant to the Director
(601) 432-6205

Steven B. Yates
Associate Director
(601) 432-6205

Cynthia Foster
Administrative Assistant/Rights and Permissions Manager
(601) 432-6205

Amelia Brunson
Bookfriends Assistant

Seetha Srinivasan
Director Emeritus

All of our editors acquire in popular culture. For specific areas of interest please see the listings below. The Press phone number is (601) 432-6205.


Craig W. Gill
Areas of acquisitions: film, Mississippi and Louisiana, music and ethnomusicology, natural sciences, photography, regional art and architecture
Series: African Diaspora Material Culture, America's Third Coast, American Made Music, Conversations with Filmmakers, Heritage of Mississippi, Hollywood Legends
(601) 432-6205

Vijay Shah
Acquiring Editor
Areas of acquisitions: African American studies, American history, American studies, Caribbean studies, comics studies, media studies, science fiction studies, Southern history
Series: Caribbean Studies, Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Symposium in Southern History, Civil Rights in Mississippi, Conversations with Comic Artists, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, Great Comics Artists, Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies, and Race, Rhetoric, and Media
(601) 432-6205

Katie Keene
Associate Editor
Areas of acquisitions: African American literature studies, folklore and folk art, literary studies, Mississippi, southern literature studies, television, young adult and children's literature studies
Series: Banner Books, Children's Literature Association, Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, Folklife in the South, Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World, The James Madison Carpenter Collection, Literary Conversations, Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography, and Television Conversations
(601) 432-6205

Lisa McMurtray
Editorial Assistant
(601) 432-6205

Shane Gong
Project Manager
(601) 432-6205

Valerie Jones
Project Editor
(601) 432-6205

Kristi Ezernack
Associate Project Editor
(601) 432-6205


Steven B. Yates
Associate Director / Marketing Director
(601) 432-6205

Kathy Kerr Burgess
Data Services and Course Adoptions Manager
(601) 432-6205

Clint Kimberling
Advertising and Publicity Manager
(601) 432-6205

Kristin Kirkpatrick
Electronic and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Specialist
(601) 432-6205

Courtney McCreary
Marketing Assistant
(601) 432-6205

    Design and Production

Todd Lape
Production Manager
(601) 432-6205

Pete Halverson
Senior Designer
(601) 432-6205

Jennifer Mixon
Book Designer
(601) 432-6205


Tonia Lonie, CFE
Business Manager
(601) 432-6551

Sandy Alexander
Customer Service and Order Supervisor
(601) 432-6704

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