Meet Our Editorial Staff

Visit the editors’ individual pages to learn more.

Mark Simpson-Vos, Editorial Director
American studies; gender and sexuality; Native American and indigenous studies; Civil War history; and general-interest books about North Carolina and the South, including hiking and outdoor guides, nature and natural history, regional reference, and popular history

Chuck Grench, Executive Editor
U.S. history, African American studies, Cold War history, cultural history, diplomatic history, early American studies, legal history, political history, southern history, the history of the American West, and women’s history

Elaine Maisner, Executive Editor
Religious studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; and regional trade, including cookbooks, foodways, gardening, and new currents in southern culture

Brandon Proia, Senior Editor
Recent and contemporary history, African American studies, current affairs, political history, environmental history, military history, and southern studies

Lucas Church, Associate Editor
Regional trade, literary studies, sociology, social medicine, business and entrepreneurship

Jad Adkins, Acquisitions Assistant
Assists Chuck Grench and Brandon Proia

Becki Reibman, Acquisitions Assistant
Assists Elaine Maisner and Lucas Church

Jessica Newman, Acquisitions Assistant
Editorial support for the Acquisitions Department