University of Cincinnati Press Staff


Elizabeth Scarpelli
University Press & Publishing Services Director
(513) 556-1494

Elizabeth Scarpelli is the founding director of the University of Cincinnati Press. Her career spans 35 years in academic and textbook publishing.  In addition to her role as director, she acquires book in social justice across all disciplines, higher education studies, equity and inclusion, and regional studies as well. In addition to publishing scholarly and regional books, Scarpelli is passionate about using open access and open educational resources to enhance the author and reader experience and work toward textbook affordability. She is a board member of Library Publisher Coalition and Midwest Independent Publishers Association and a recipient of the UC Staff Excellence Award.

Daniel Mattox
Assistant Editor for Special Projects

Daniel is going into his fifth year as a philosophy PhD student where he does research at the intersection of life, mind, and value. He has a background in community service and non-profit work and is an AmeriCorps Alumni. Daniel is going into his fifth year with the press and his fourth year as an Assistant Editor. He holds a BA in philosophy and MA in interdisciplinary social science from Morehead State University and an MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University.

Nick Thompson
Editorial Assistant

Nick Thompson is a History Masters student at UC and works for the university press as a Graduate Assistant. He holds a BA in History and Political Science and studied Sociology at Purdue University. Nick’s research focuses on Medieval Levantine society and he is passionate about understanding the nuances of community interaction and legitimacy in the historical record. Nick’s work at the press involves creating an environment of scholarly discourse by connecting experts and disseminating their ideas. 


Pamela Wissman

Editorial, Design, and Production Manager


Pam is the Editorial, Design, and Production Manager for the UC Press. She’s worked in the nonfiction book-publishing world, wearing many hats as an editor and in other roles for many years on hundreds of projects, primarily art-instruction titles for F+W Media and SOHO Publishing, before returning to the University of Cincinnati in 2022. She holds a Master of Arts Administration from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the UC DAAP School of Art.

Digital Publishing and Journals

Sean Crowe
Digital Analyst and Developer Librarian


Sean Crowe is the Lead Developer for the University of Cincinnati Press. Working through partnership between the University of Cincinnati Libraries and The University of Cincinnati Press, Sean Crowe serves as Developer Lead for the University of Cincinnati Press. His title is Digital Analyst and Developer Librarian and he focuses on application development for digital repositories, digital humanities projects, and publishing applications.

Mark Minelli

Journals and Digital Projects Manager


(513) 556-6276

Mark Minelli is the Journals and Digital Projects Manager for the UC Press. He is responsible for coordinating the production, publication, and distribution of the press’s catalog of acclaimed academic journals. Additionally, Mark employs a variety of the press’s digital platforms to develop diverse resources tailored to the needs of a modern academic environment. He holds a BS from Northern Kentucky University in Library Informatics and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State. Both personally and professionally, Mark is passionate about the pursuit of social equity through systemic change. When not at the press, he can be found playing Legos with his kids and drinking too much coffee.


Alex Tide
Marketing Assistant


Alex Tide is a recent Masters of Marketing graduate. He works with the UC Press as a Marketing Assistant. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Business IT and Russian-English Interpreting. He specializes in Post-Launch Marketing campaigns, Event Planning, and Social Media campaigns. His work in the press allows him to learn more about how publishers can reach their target audience, promote their products, increase sales, and advance social justice. In his spare time, Alex enjoys recording music, working on his startup and cloudwatching.