Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

Established in 1967, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press has published over 1,500 books in the humanities and social sciences, with special strengths in history and literature. Using a rigorous system of peer review by scholars from around the world, the FDU Press Editorial Committee and Advisory Board, composed of university faculty and external scholars, selects manuscripts for publication on the basis of their value to scholarship and understanding.

For many years, FDU Press shared offices with The Literary Review, an international journal of contemporary writing that was co-founded in 1957 by Charles Angoff, the first chief editor for FDU Press. Harry Keyishian became Director of the Press in 1977, a position he held for forty years. In 2017, FDU Press relocated to the Vancouver, BC campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University and the directorship of James Gifford.

The Editorial Committee of Fairleigh Dickinson University is composed of active and emeritus faculty of the university.  Committee members are:

  • Matthieu Boyd (English Literature)
  • Rebecca Chase (Creative Writing)
  • Walter M. Cummins (Emeritus: English Literature)
  • James Gifford (Humanities/English Literature)
  • Kalman Goldstein (Emeritus: History)
  • Martin Green (Emeritus: English Literature)
  • Harry Keyishian (Emeritus: English Literature)
  • Minna Proctor (Creative Writing)
  • Gary Radford (Communication Studies)
  • Christopher Rasmussen (History, Political and International Studies)
  • Marilyn Rye (English Literature)
  • Jason Scorza (Philosophy and Political Science)
  • Peter Woolley (Political Science)

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press also benefit from the active participation of an Advisory Board of scholars from outside the University.  Members of the Advisory Board are:

  • Charles Courtney (Philosophy: Drew University)
  • Linda Hamalian (English: Emeritus: William Paterson University)
  • Paul Kerry (History: Brigham Young University)
  • Michael Aaron Rockland (American Studies: Rutgers University)
  • Jonathan Rose (History: Drew University)
  • June Schlueter (English Literature: Lafayette College)
  • Paul Schlueter (English Literature: Independent Scholar)
  • Gary Schmidt (Library: Fairleigh Dickinson University)
  • Andrew Scrimgeour (Dean of Libraries Emeritus: Drew University)
  • Linda Stamato (Rutgers University: Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution)

Series Editors:

  • American History and Culture: Kalman Goldstein (FDU: Emeritus)
  • Communication Studies: Gary Radford (FDU)
  • Italian Studies: Anthony Julian Tamburri (Queens College: CUNY)
  • Law, Culture, and the Humanities: Caroline Picart (Attorney at Law/Of Counsel, Tim Bower Rodriguez, P.A.)
  • Mormon Studies: Rachel Cope (Brigham Young University)
  • Shakespeare and the Stage: Peter Kanelos (Valparaiso University) and Matthew Kozusko (Ursinus College)
  • Studies in Willa Cather: Laura Winters (College of St. Elizabeth)
  • Modernist Studies & the Avant-Garde: Stephen Ross (University of Victoria) and James Gifford (FDU)

The Rowman & Littlefield Partnership

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is a co-publishing partner of Rowman & Littlefield of Lanham, Maryland, which has for thirty-five years provided publishing services to think tanks, non-profit organizations, and university presses. Through its Fusion Program, R&L is able to publish eBooks in every available digital format, including EPUB, iPad, Kindle, and Digital Short Run. Under its arrangement with R&L, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press retains editorial autonomy and responsibility for developing and selecting manuscripts for publication. R&L provides copyediting, typesetting, design, printing, sales, marketing, order fulfillment, and royalty services to authors.

R&L has established similar relationships with the presses at Bucknell, Delaware, and Lehigh Universities, which also retain editorial autonomy. Previously the four presses were affiliated with Associated University Presses of Cranbury, NJ.

Associated University Presses

Under a special arrangement with Associated University Presses, the annual journals Shakespeare Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England continue to carry the Fairleigh Dickinson Press imprint.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest private university in New Jersey, is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, multi-campus institution. The University offers over 100 undergraduate programs, including doctoral programs in nursing practice, clinical psychology school psychology, and pharmacy; and an AACSB-accredited business school. It has campuses in Florham/Madison and Teaneck/Hackensack, NJ, as well as Vancouver, BC, and Wroxton, England.