Alison Mero has been named interim director of Clemson University Press, effective February 1. Mero previously served as executive managing editor for the Press since 2017.
Mero has been instrumental in growing the Clemson University Press from producing two or three books per year to producing 20 to 30 books and journal issues per year. She started the Studies in British Musical Cultures book series, acquired many new titles, managed production on all new books and helped professionalize all press operations.
Prior to joining Clemson, Mero served as editorial assistant and then managing editor for the Journal of Musicology. She has also served as an adjunct instructor teaching classes in both publishing and music. She earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and music history from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University.
Mero fills the vacancy left by John Morgenstern, who served as director of the Press from 2016 to 2023.
About Clemson University Press
Established in 2000, Clemson University Press has expanded in recent years, adding approximately 25 books and journal issues per annum to its strong backlist of more than 100 titles. In 2014, the Press entered into partnership with Liverpool University Press, an award-winning publisher of distinguished scholarship since 1899. Through this strategic international partnership, the Press is a global ambassador for Clemson University, distributing increasingly diverse and impactful scholarship worldwide. In 2021, the Press became a member of the Association of University Presses, a distinguished international community of publishers committed to the highest caliber of research-based scholarship.