Alisa Plant is director of LSU Press and publisher of The Southern Review. Plant began freelancing for LSU Press in 1998 and became an acquisitions editor in 2005. In 2015 she moved to the University of Nebraska Press, where she was editor-in-chief, returning to LSU in 2019. She is active in the Association for University Presses and frequently addresses groups about scholarly publishing. In a previous life she taught early modern history. She holds a B.A. from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.