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Our Mission

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 U Toledo 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.


Our History

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.


Our Team


Beau Case

Beau Case, the Director of the University of Toledo Press, also serves the Dean of University Libraries. He came to U Toledo 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 master’s degrees in library science and comparative literature from Indiana University and a bachelor’s 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 UToledo 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.


Erin Czerniak

Erin Czerniak is the Editing Assistant of the University of Toledo Press, responsible for project support, copy and content editing, and citation. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from UToledo. Erin works as an Academic Advisor for first year Arts and Letters students and as an adjunct instructor in the Honors College.


Stephanie Delo

Stephanie Delo is a freelance designer of Delo Designs. She has worked with The UToledo Press on multiple projects since 2014. She is also a full-time designer at The University of Toledo since 2008. Before joining the in-house design team at the University, she was a merchandise art manager at Paramount Parks and a designer at Cooper-Smith Advertising and Mercy Health Partners.



Our Awards

2020 Local History Publication Award, Academic Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Joseph Boggs for Prohibition's Proving Grounds: Cops, Cars, & Rumrunners in the Toledo-Detroit-Windsor Corridor.

2020 Local History Publication Award, Independent Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Tedd Long for Forgotten Visitors: Northwest Ohio's Notable Guests.

2020 Local History Publication Award, Independent Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Judy Harris Szor for Sam Szor: Toledo's Mr. Music.

2019 Local History Publication Honorable Mention, Independent Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Robert Zollweg for 200 Years of Glass: A History of Libbey Glass.

2018 Local History Publication Award, Independent Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Patricia Ringos Beach, Susan J. Eisel, Maria Elizabeth Nowicki, Judy Harris Szor, and Beth E. White for Caps, Capes, and Caring: The Legacy of Diploma Nursing Schools in Toledo.

2016 Local History Publication Honorable Mention, Independent Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Ben Morales for Hindsight: Northwest Ohio Through the Lens of Time.

2012 Local History Publication Award, Academic Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Barbara L. Floyd for From Institutions to Independence: A History of People with Disabilities in Northwest Ohio.

2012 Local History Publication Honorable Mention, Academic Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Samir Abu-Absi for Arab Americans in Toledo: Cultural Assimilation and Community Involvement.

2011 Non-Fiction Award from the Arab American National Museum, to Samir Abu-Absi for Arab Americans in Toledo: Cultural Assimilation and Community Involvement.

2006 Local History Publication Award, Academic Scholar division, from Bowling Green State University's Center for Archival Collections, to Seamus Metress and Molly Schiever for The Irish in Toledo: History and Memory.


Working With the U 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.)

Featured Release from UT Press

By Joseph Boggs

Prohibition's Proving Ground

Cops, Cars, and Rumrunners in the Toledo-Detroit-Windsor Corridor

Prohibition’s Proving Ground examines the tumultuous dry years in this trans-border region through its thriving motorcar culture.

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