Alisa Plant is director of LSU Press and publisher of The Southern Review. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University. She began freelancing for LSU Press in 1998 and joined the staff as a full-time acquisitions editor in 2005. In 2015 she was named editor-in-chief at the University of Nebraska Press, where she worked until returning to LSU Press as director in 2019.