The Structure of Franciscan University Press
Sarah Wear, PhD, is the current director of Franciscan University Press and is a professor of Classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The director is charged to work closely with the acquisitions editor to solicit manuscripts and find reviewers, to ensure that Franciscan University Press publishes only works of outstanding scholarly excellence, to maintain fidelity to the mission of the University, to administer the budget for the press, and to make final decisions on publications.
Stephen Lewis, PhD, is the current acquisitions editor of Franciscan University Press. He also serves Franciscan University in the roles of Professor and Chair of the English Department. The acquisitions editor is charged with soliciting manuscripts, determining which manuscripts are to be reviewed, contracting reviewers of manuscripts and collating their reports, and submitting a final report to the editorial committee.
The editorial committee is composed of five Franciscan University faculty members, each of whom have a strong history of academic publishing, who, taken collectively, represent the areas of focus of the press. The editorial committee is charged with determining whether or not to submit to the director a recommendation to publish a submitted manuscript. To arrive at their recommendations, they weigh all available evidence including the outside reviews, the report of the acquisitions editor, and the manuscript itself.