Publisher-in-Residence Program

The College of Arts and Sciences offers all faculty members a way to enhance their publishing opportunities through a one-year training program with well-known publishing expert George F. Thompson. At the successful completion of the program, each participant will have researched, drafted, and submitted a proposal for a book or have submitted a series of related articles, as appropriate to each academic field.

By the beginning of each spring semester, the Dean’s Office will send a memo to all A&S faculty announcing application dates for the program. To participate, first contact your department chair to ensure his or her support. Next, register for the program by submitting the following:

  • letter of agreement signed by you and your department chair (this will be included with the dean’s memo)
  • a one-page summary of your proposed research/creative activity
  • your vita
  • a list of three one-hour times of availability during the period designated in the memo

Each faculty member who signs an agreement for participation in the program must

  • attend at least one individual session (an hour in length) during the fall semester
  • attend at least one individual session (an hour in length) during the spring semester
  • attend at least one follow-up session the next academic year

When available, session dates are listed on the Workshops page of this website; each session date/time links to the registration form for that session. Continued participation in the program will depend on strict attendance at the seminars and meeting of established milestones.

Questions about the program should be directed to Lisa L. Dorr, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, (205) 348-7007,

Participant Agreements

Participant agreements are available as printable PDFs:

New Participant Form (2023-2024)

Returning Participant Form (2023-2024)