Peter Kracht has been named the new director of the University of Pittsburgh Press, effective February 1.
Kracht, currently UPP’s editorial director and director of electronic publishing, succeeds Cynthia Miller, who last year announced plans to retire this winter after leading the press since 1995.
Reached by e-mail, he says he doesn’t anticipate any major changes given that he’s been working closely with Miller since he left Praeger to join UPP in 2005. He says the press will continue expanding its lists in the history of science, urban history, history of architecture and the built environment, and Central Asian studies as key new editorial programs.
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