Publishing NOW:George Thompson

George Thompson, CLAS Publisher-in-Residence Visit to UConn,
October 23-26


George Thompson will be returning to campus October 23-26 to continue the CLAS publisher-in-residence program, thanks to the support of Dean Davita Silfen Glasberg, UConn Humanities Institute, and Ken Foote of the Department of Geography.


George has visited UConn regularly since 2015.  His visits are aimed at helping colleagues with their publishing projects. George is particular good at helping faculty develop book projects, but can help with all aspects of academic publishing across a wide range of fields.


George will be available for both group and one-on-one meetings.


If you would like to set a time for faculty in your department to meet with George, please contact Stephanie Beron at or (860) 486-3656 to schedule an appointment.


Available times are listed online at


If you haven’t had a chance to meet, George has been a professional editor since 1984, beginning his career at Johns Hopkins University Press as an acquisitions editor. At JHUP, George developed the geography and environmental studies list, including the “Creating the North American Landscape” series.  In 1990, George founded the Center for American Places, which he directed and served as publisher until November 2010, when he founded his own imprint. Books developed and published under George’s care have won more than 100 book awards, honors, and prizes, including best-book recognition in 31 academic fields.  George is also the editor, co-editor or author of five books of his own and has served as publisher-in-residence at a number of universities. More information is available here