Gregory M. Britton

Greg Britton
Editorial Director, Johns Hopkins University Press

Areas of Expertise

  • Scholarly Publishing
  • Acquisitions Editorial
  • University Presses
  • Higher Education
  • Museum Publishing

Greg Britton is editorial director of Johns Hopkins University Press, where he oversees the publishing of 170 new books annually. He also acquires the Press’s list in Higher Education studies. Greg serves on the press’s management team that directs the substantial book and journal programs, distribution service, and Project Muse. Prior to his appointment at Hopkins, Britton directed Getty Publications at the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is active in both the Association of American Publishers and the Association of University Presses, which gave him their 2016 Constituency Award. In 2018, the Council of Independent Colleges presented him with their Academic Leadership Award. He wrote “Thinking Like a Scholarly Editor: The How and Why of Academic Publishing” a chapter in Peter Ginna’s What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing (University of Chicago Press, 2017.) Greg writes occasionally for the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Education.


  • Ph.D. (ABD), University of Wisconsin–Madison, History
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison, History
  • A.B., Wabash College


  • Council for Independent Colleges Academic Leadership Award, 2018
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Open Book Grant, 2018
  • Association of University Presses Constituency Award, 2017
  • Association of University Presses (AUP) Board of Directors, 2017-20
  • American Association of Publishers (AAP) Professional Scholarly Publishing Executive Council, 2010-12
  • Project MUSE Steering Committee, 2011-20
  • Minnesota Publisher of the Year (Minnesota Humanities Commission), 2003

Classes Taught

  • Mastering Book Acquisitions