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UA Press Promotes David Scott Cunningham to Senior Editor

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The University of Arkansas Press has promoted David Scott Cunningham to senior editor.

Cunningham joined the press seven years ago as a project editor and then served as assistant managing editor. In his new role,  he’ll be responsible for leading acquisition efforts in civil rights, southern history, Arkansas history and culture, and all areas serving the press’ mission.

“[Cunningham’s] active involvement and enthusiastic interest in all we do has been remarkably broad, and his specific background in editorial and production gives him extensive experience in working with authors and project management,” Mike Bieker, director of the press, said in a news release. 

Cunningham will work with groups of editors responsible for the press’ various series in food studies, sports studies, the Civil War, and the prestigious Miller Williams Poetry Series. 

“The press is focused on publishing great books in service to our mission, and I’m honored to be at the center of the effort to find and cultivate these projects,” Cunningham said in the release.

Cunningham has a bachelor’s degree in English from Hendrix College. Prior to joining the press, he held a research fellowship with the Thomas J. Watson Foundation and ran an editorial and design business specializing in book-publishing services.

The University of Arkansas Press, founded in 1980, is an academic publishing house that is part of the University of Arkansas. 

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