Jennifer Crewe is an associate provost and the director of Columbia University Press.
Crewe earned her master of fine arts degree from Columbia’s School of the Arts and worked at Columbia University Press during and immediately after graduate school. After working in the commercial college textbook publishing industry, she returned to CUP 28 years ago, starting as an acquisitions editor. As editorial director, Crewe hired and trained acquisitions editors who have nurtured close ties to and created excellent publication programs with academic departments and centers at Columbia.
She is active in the wider world of publishing and academia, having served on the board of the Association of American University Presses and the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association, and currently serving on the Executive Council of the Professional and Scholarly Division of the Association of American Publishers. She is the first woman director of an Ivy League university press.