Suzanna Tamminen is the Director and Editor-in-Chief at Wesleyan University Press, where she has made important acquisitions in poetry, dance, and Connecticut history. She is the sponsoring editor of, among many more titles, Rae Armantrout’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection, Versed, Jean Valentine’s National Book Award winning collection Door in the Mountain, Liz Lerman’s Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer, Tomie Hahn’s Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture Through Japanese Dance, Jules Verne’s Invasion of the Sea, Mel Goldstein’s Dr. Mel’s Connecticut Climate Book, and Dan DeLuca’s The Old Leather Man: Historical Accounts of a Connecticut and New York Legend. She also oversees the online Reader Companions and the dance and humanities website Accelerated Motion,

Parker Smathers, Acquisitions Editor, has a B.A. '97 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and an MFA '01 from the University of Iowa in Poetry. His poems have appeared in the Denver Quarterly and Iowa Review. Parker comes to Wesleyan from the University of Chicago Press where he was an editorial associate.

Leslie Starr, Assistant Director and Marketing Manager, has a B.A. '76 from Cornell University in design and an MBA '85 from UConn in marketing. She has worked in direct marketing, primarily in children's publishing, for 15 years. Other experience includes marketing instrument training to pilots and kitchenware to cooks. Her personal interests include historical and environmental conservation, and she lives in Haddam with her husband.

Stephanie Elliott, Publicist and Web Manager, has a B.A. '96 from the University of New England in Liberal Arts. She also received a certificate in graphic design from the University of New Hampshire and attended the publishing program at Pace University. She comes to Wesleyan from Arcadia Publishing where she was publicity manager for the Northeast region. Previously, she worked at Thomas T. Beeler, Pace University Press, and Aviation Week & Space Technology.


Revised: February 9, 2005