Staff Listing


Craig W. Gill
(601) 432-6205

Emily Bandy
Assistant to the Director
(601) 432-6205

Steven B. Yates
Associate Director
(601) 432-6205

Cynthia Foster
Administrative Assistant/Rights and Permissions Manager
(601) 432-6205

Amelia Brunson
Bookfriends Assistant

Seetha Srinivasan
Director Emeritus


Craig W. Gill
Areas of acquisitions: art, architecture, folklore and folk art, history, Mississippi and Louisiana, music, natural sciences, photography, and southern studies
Series: African Diaspora Material Culture, America's Third Coast, American Made Music, Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Symposium in Southern History, Civil Rights in Mississippi, Folklife in the South, Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World, Heritage of Mississippi, Hollywood Legends, The James Madison Carpenter Collection, Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography
(601) 432-6205

Vijay Shah
Acquiring Editor
Areas of acquisitions: African American studies, American studies, Caribbean studies, comics studies, and film/media studies
Series: Caribbean Studies, Conversations with Comic Artists, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, Great Comics Artists, Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies, and Race, Rhetoric, and Media
(601) 432-6205

Katie Keene
Associate Editor
Areas of acquisitions: film/media studies, literary studies, southern literature studies, and young adult/children's literature studies
Series: Banner Books, Children's Literature Association, Conversations with Filmmakers, Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, Literary Conversations, and Television Conversations
(601) 432-6205

Lisa McMurtray
Editorial Assistant
(601) 432-6205

Shane Gong
Project Manager
(601) 432-6205

Valerie Jones
Project Editor
(601) 432-6205

Kristi Ezernack
Associate Project Editor
(601) 432-6205


Steven B. Yates
Associate Director / Marketing Director
(601) 432-6205

Kathy Kerr Burgess
Data Services and Course Adoptions Manager
(601) 432-6205

Clint Kimberling
Advertising and Publicity Manager
(601) 432-6205

Kristin Kirkpatrick
Electronic and Direct-to-Consumer Marketing Specialist
(601) 432-6205

Courtney McCreary
Marketing Assistant
(601) 432-6205

    Design and Production

Todd Lape
Production Manager
(601) 432-6205

Pete Halverson
Senior Designer
(601) 432-6205

Jennifer Mixon
Book Designer
(601) 432-6205


Tonia Lonie, CFE
Business Manager
(601) 432-6551

Sandy Alexander
Customer Service and Order Supervisor
(601) 432-6704

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Interested in interning at UPM?

Find out what it's like to work as an intern at UPM in their own words. Two former interns, Aaron Payne and Jess Bennett, take over the blog to discuss their experiences at UPM. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Emily Bandy ( The deadline to apply for both the McRae Internship and editorial internships is April 10. Aaron Payne When I first heard

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