Professor Kathy Merlock Jackson has served with distinction as editor of The Journal of American Culture (JAC) for the past fifteen years. She is stepping down from that position and her successor has been chosen. After considering many fine applicants, Wiley recently issued a contract to Professor Carl Sederholm, and he has accepted the editorship.
Professor Sederholm is a member of both the JAC and PCA Boards and has served with distinction, demonstrating his commitment to our organization. He holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Ph.D. in English and American studies from the University of Utah. It is important that the editor of JAC be a generalist whose experience covers diverse areas, and Professor Sederholm fits the bill: he is Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University, where he teaches a wide range of courses in humanities and American studies. He has published three books, the last of which won the 2017 Ray and Pat Browne Award. His interests include literature, horror (especially Poe and Lovecraft), music, and film.