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

Barbara Floyd

Barbara Floyd, the Director of the University of Toledo Press, has authored, co-authored, and edited multiple works such as:

  • The Tower’s Lengthening Shadow: 125 Years of the University of Toledo. Toledo, OH: Friends of the University of Toledo Libraries, 1997.
  • ‘A Most Excellent Education:’ 100 Years of the University of Toledo College of Arts and Sciences. The University of Toledo College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2010.
  • Principal author and editor, “Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City.” Exhibition catalog. Published by the University of Toledo Libraries, November 2010.
  • Principal author, “Medicine on the Maumee: A History of Health Care in Northwest Ohio.” Exhibition catalog. Published by the University of Toledo Libraries, March 2012.

She also serves the University of Toledo as the Director for the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections and a Professor for Library Sciences. Her education consists of a B.A. of Journalism, an M.A. of American History, and an M.P.A. in Public Administration, all from the University of Toledo.

She carries a vast range of knowledge of history, though she has specialized in medical history pertaining to Ohio and the Toledo area.

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.)