Numerous Awards Recognize JHUP Publications

Numerous awards in a variety of professional categories have recognized the quality of books recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press. “As we know, all of our books involve many helpers and varieties of talent,” wrote Press director Kathleen Keane in a message to the staff, “so I hope everybody who touched these will take a minute and feel proud of your work.”

The PROSE Awards, sponsored by the PSP division of the Association of American Publishers, are the publishing industry’s top awards for professional and scholarly works.   Two JHUP publications, both acquired by editorial director Greg Britton, were recognized in Higher Education categories at the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference in Washington, DC.  Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad, edited by A. J. Angulo, received Honorable Mention for Education Theory. Prof. Angulo’s other recent JHUP book, Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream, received Honorable Mention for Education Practice.

At The New York Book Show, a design competition sponsored by the Book Industry Guild of New York, the Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, by Leslie Day, won First Place for Hardcover Nonfiction General Trade, a category that pits JHUP against New York trade publishers. The book was designed and typeset by Kimberly Glyder, acquired by Vince Burke, and edited by Andre Barnett; Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.

Several JHUP titles were recognized in The Washington Publishers Book Design and Effectiveness CompetitionField Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City, was recognized again with First Place for Illustrated Text.   Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing, by Henry Segerman, won First Place for Technical Text; the book was designed by Glen Burris, acquired by Vince Burke, edited by Andre Barnett, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.  Life in the Dark: Illuminating Biodiversity in the Shadowy Haunts of Planet Earth, by Dante Fenolio, received Honorable Mention for Technical Text; the book was designed by Tracy Baldwin, acquired by Vince Burke, edited by Mary Lou Kenney, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator.  Reengineering the University: How to Be Mission Centered, Market Smart, and Margin Conscious, by William F. Massy, won First Place for Typographic Jacket, and Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education, by Jon McGee, received Second Place in that category; both books were designed by Michel Vrana, acquired by Greg Britton, edited by Andre Barnett, and Robert Schreur was the production coordinator. 

The AAUP’s 2017 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show included three JHUP titles in the group’s annual recognition of design excellence.  The Scholarly Typographic category recognized two books designed by Glen Burris: The Collected Poetry of Mary Tighe, edited by Paula R. Feldman and Brian C. Cooney, which was acquired by Michael Lonegro and edited by Kim Johnson; and, with a jacket designed by Kathleen Lynch, John Adams’s Republic, by Richard Alan Ryerson, which was acquired by Robert J. Brugger and edited by Mary Lou Kenney.  In the Trade Typographic category, Percolator Graphic Design was recognized for Chickenizing Farms and Food, by Ellen K. Silbergeld, which was acquired by Kelly Squazzo and edited by Andre Barnett. Robert Schreur served as production coordinator for these three books.