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West Virginia University Press

West Virginia University Press was founded in the mid-1960s by Dean of Libraries Dr. Robert Munn. In these early years, WVU Press was successful publishing a small group of important bibliographies and histories of the coal industry.

In 1999, the Press was relocated to within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Patrick Conner accepted the challenge of directing the Press. Dr. Conner, along with others, was determined to both reinvigorate the Press and establish it among the foremost university presses in the country. In 2008, Carrie Mullen was hired as the director, where she led the Press according to its mission.

In 2014, WVU Press returned to WVU Libraries and Derek Krissoff, previously editor in chief at the University of Nebraska Press, began his tenure as director.