About The University of Toledo Press

The mission of the University of Toledo Press is to publish professional quality books with relevance to general readers in Toledo, Northwest Ohio, and the Western Lake Erie region. The UT Press will read and consider for publication manuscripts that investigate, highlight, and celebrate the unique identity of our region's communities, institutions, and individuals. It will consider scholarly and general nonfiction, fiction, photography or poetry manuscripts. It will also consider manuscripts by writers with a biographical connection to the region.

The University of Toledo Press was established in July 2010 and benefits from institutional support from the University's Department of English Language and Literature, College of Graduate Studies, and Office of Marketing and Communications.

The Staff at the University of Toledo Press

Beau Case

Beau Case, the Director of the University of Toledo Press, also serves the Dean of University Libraries. He came to UT from the University of Michigan. During his 15 years at the University of Michigan, he served as head of the arts and humanities collection at the University Michigan Library and as field librarian for classical studies.

Case holds masterís degrees in library science and comparative literature from Indiana University and a bachelorís degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of Cambridge University Press; ProQuest; Collection Building; and Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services.

Yarko Kuk

Yarko Kuk, the Managing Editor of the University of Toledo Press, is responsible for soliciting manuscripts and managing various aspects of production, including printing, marketing, sales, and promotion. He also maintains the UT Press Facebook page and the Press website and storefront.

He earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Toledo. He is also the Editor of the Village Voice of Ottawa Hills, a monthly newsmagazine for the village of Ottawa Hills.

Working at the University of Toledo Press

Currently, the only method to attain a position with the University of Toledo Press is to be admitted as a Graduate Student in the Department of English Language and Literature and then meeting the requirements to be selected for an assistantship. If you have or will soon have an Undergraduate Degree and may be interested, please see the Department of English Language and Literature website for full details and requirements. (Please note: Current staff of the University of Toledo Press is not involved in the selection process, and will not handle inquiries regarding the Graduate Assistant position.)