Contact Us

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY Press staff members are currently working remotely. In this section, you will find our full list of colleagues and their roles. Please contact the staff member you believe can best answer your question. If you cannot determine the best contact, please send a message to We look forward to hearing from you!


Marlene Pratt, Director

Contact for general information and questions about the Press, including general questions about the website, opportunities for partnership, Open Access/Open Educational Resources, and support.


Daniel McShane, Digital Operations Manager

Contact with questions about metadata or digital file distribution, digital production and delivery issues, or technical inquiries regarding our website.


Contact the appropriate editor with questions about book proposals or manuscript preparation and delivery. For subject areas not listed below, contact James Peltz.

James Peltz, Editor-in-Chief
Areas of focus: Asian Studies; Religious Studies; Italian American Studies; Film Studies; Jewish Studies

Richard Carlin, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: Education; Excelsior Editions; Music; New York/Regional Studies; Textbooks (Humanities and Social Sciences only)

Rebecca Colesworthy, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: African American Studies (Humanities); Education (Higher Education, Multicultural, and Social Justice); Indigenous Studies; Latin American, Latinx, and Iberian Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; Queer Studies; Women’s and Gender Studies

Mike Rinella, Senior Acquisitions Editor
Areas of focus: African American Studies (Social Sciences); Environmental Studies; Political Science; Philosophy


When your book has been officially submitted for production, your assigned marketing manager will contact you about promotional opportunities.

Tanja Eise, Director of Marketing and Sales

Contact for general marketing questions, sales inquiries, and public relations.

Michelle Alamillo, Promotions Manager

Contact with questions about award nominations, conferences and exhibits, desk and exam copies, media review copies, and distribution partner questions.

Michael Campochiaro, Senior Marketing Manager

Kate Seburyamo, Senior Marketing Manager


Contact Sharla Clute with questions regarding rights, permissions, and royalties, as well as questions about outstanding invoice payments.

Sharla Clute, Assistant Director and Business Manager

Renee Jones, Digital and Sales Assistant


You will work with our manuscript editorial team when you are preparing your manuscript for final submission. Once your manuscript has been officially submitted for production, your assigned production editor will contact you about your schedule and will also be able to address questions related to copyediting, design and illustration, indexing, and more.

Ryan Morris, Manager, Editorial, Design & Production

Diane Ganeles, Senior Production Editor

Caitlin Bean, Associate Production Editor

Jenn Bennett-Genthner, Manager, Training, Development & Services

Julia Cosacchi, Assistant Manuscript Editor