Directors Residency Program

Launched in 2018, the AUPresses Directors Residency Program is intended for directors of its Group 1 (annual net books sales are less than $1.5 million) member presses. Modeled on the Association's successful residency program for mid-level press staff, this program provides travel funding for directors to spend a few days visiting with and learning from another member press.

Directors from regular or affiliate member presses with annual net sales of less than $1.5 million are eligible to apply. Directors who are new in their roles or looking for a fresh perspective should consider applying. Recipients can visit another member press (of any size). Residencies should be a minimum of two and a maximum of five days.

2019-20 applications were due on August 19, 2019. Applications were reviewed by a subcommittee of the AUPresses Board of Directors.

The following individuals were selected to participate in the 2019-2020 program.

2019-2020 AUPresses Directors Residents

Amy Etcheson, Southern Illinois University Press
Linda Kunos, Central European University Press
Gianna Mosser, Vanderbilt University Press
Justin Race, Purdue University Press
Sue Berger Ramin, Brandeis University Press

Applications for the 2020-2021 program will be available in July 2020.

To apply, directors must secure an invitation from a host press, provide a budget estimate, and draft a 300-400 word statement about what you hope to gain from the experience. An alternate host press is recommended, but not required.

The Central Office is maintaining a list of presses that have expressed interest in hosting residents. If you would like a copy of the list or if your press would like to serve as a host, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it