Suzanne Morse Moomaw to Serve as Director of the University of Virginia Press

Suzanne Morse Moomaw has been named director of the University of Virginia Press, effective in January. Dr. Moomaw is an associate professor of urban and environmental planning in the university’s School of Architecture and director of the Community Design Research Center. She has served on the press’s board of directors since 2015, the last two years as chair.

Dr. Moomaw began her career in higher education before a 30-year stint in philanthropic, nonprofit and research organizations, first with the Kettering Foundation and then as president and CEO of the Pew Partnership for Civic Change, a national research think tank dedicated to the resilience of urban and rural areas around the world. She returned to academia in 2009, joining the faculty at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.

Dr. Moomaw holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. She also earned a master’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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