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Acquisitions Editors

Our team of dedicated editors bring years of experience as they look forward to helping you publish innovative and successful titles.

Textbook Editorial Contacts



Maggie Stanley
(805) 410-7256

Maggie is acquisitions editor for SAGE's college textbook program in business and management. She joined SAGE in 2010, and her work has primarily focused on editorial development of best-selling texts. She is eager to work with authors at leading business schools to continue the SAGE tradition of developing an outstanding list of business and management titles to meet the needs of instructors and students.


Matt Byrnie
(202) 729-1899

Matt is publisher of communication and media studies content. He joined SAGE in 2010 after 10 years at Routledge, where he distinguished himself by establishing the US media studies list and publishing best-selling and award-winning titles in a number of related fields. He has an extensive background in college and academic publishing, and has worked closely with leading academics in the communication and media studies fields for many years. Matt has a strong commitment to partnership, accountability, quality, and building long-term relationships with authors.

Terri Accomazzo
(805) 410-7291

Terri is an Acquisitions Editor whose responsibilities include acquiring and managing titles in mass communication and media studies, as well as select titles in education. She joined SAGE in 2010, and her work has focused on editorial development of both print and digital texts. Terri is eager to partner with authors to continue the tradition of publishing high-quality and innovative textbooks that meet the needs of professors and students.

Karen Omer
(202) 729-1377

Karen is acquisitions editor for SAGE’s college textbook program in communication. She is particularly interested in the areas of speech and human communication. Karen joined SAGE in 2016 and had previously worked at Oxford University Press where she began in editorial and excelled in sales due to her keen market knowledge and tenacity. She is eager to partner with authors who are enthusiastic about addressing teaching challenges and who are also passionate about publishing innovative texts for today’s students.


Jessica Miller
(805) 410-7058

Jessica is the acquisitions editor for SAGE’s criminal justice and criminology college textbook program. She joined SAGE in 2013 and has helped develop several best-selling titles for the Criminal Justice and Criminology list. Furthering SAGE’s commitment to quality and engaged scholarship, Jessica is eager to partner with existing and new authors to publish innovative content that both informs and inspires students.


Nathan Davidson
(805) 410-7561

Nathan is acquisitions editor for SAGE's college textbook program in social work, counseling, and human services. He joined the acquisitions team in 2015 after spending more than five years managing the development of best-selling titles across multiple disciplines. Nathan is excited to partner with authors and editors to produce groundbreaking texts for today's students.


Scott Greenan
(805) 490-8931

Scott is an acquisitions editor for the political science list at CQ Press. Focusing on international relations, comparative politics, intelligence, and public affairs, Scott joined Sage/CQ Press in 2017 and comes from a background of both editorial and content marketing. His love for quality content has spanned the publishing industry from newspapers and magazines to trade nonfiction and academic publishing.


Reid Hester
(805) 410-7127

Reid is executive editor for SAGE's college textbook program in psychology. He joined SAGE in 2012 with more than 15 years of prior experience in social science publishing, having worked in sales, marketing, and editorial roles with Mayfield Publishing, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, Atomic Dog Publishing, and Pearson Education. He is eager to work with authors who are as excited as he is about confronting teaching challenges and addressing new developments in the discipline with innovative approaches and compelling content.

Lara Parra
(805) 410-7351

Lara is acquisitions editor with SAGE's college textbook program in psychology. Lara focuses on growth and editorial development in the fields of social and developmental psychology. She worked in editorial, sales, and specialized marketing capacities with SAGE Publishing, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and Pearson Education prior to becoming an Acquisitions Editor in 2015. Lara is excited to partner with authors, instructors, and students to develop outstanding textbooks and innovative tools for social and developmental psychology at SAGE.

Abbie Rickard
(805) 410-7091

Abbie is an acquisitions editor for SAGE’s college textbook program in psychology. Abbie focuses on growth and editorial development in the fields of cognitive, biological, and clinical psychology. She joined SAGE in 2013 and has managed the development of a number of high-quality print and digital texts across multiple disciplines before joining the acquisitions team in 2016. She looks forward to collaborating with authors to publish innovative content that speaks to instructor and student needs.


Helen Salmon
(805) 410-7342

Helen is acquisitions editor for research methods, statistics, and evaluation and works across all areas of the list, but has sole responsibility for publishing in evaluation. Helen has more than 20 years of publishing experience, and has worked in both the U.K. and the U.S.  She previously held senior positions in marketing at SAGE. Helen brings her international experience and marketing know-how to help authors shape their books to best meet the needs of the market.

Leah Fargotstein
(805) 410-7316

Leah is acquisitions editor for books in research methods and statistics, working with Helen Salmon across all areas of the list. She joined SAGE in 2007 as a member of the editorial acquisitions team in journals, lately responsible for managing and acquiring journals in research methods, political science, urban studies, and social work. In 2015, she joined the College Editorial team as acquisitions editor. Leah is eager to continue SAGE's strong tradition of high-quality, innovative research methods and statistics publishing. Contact Leah to talk with her about ideas that may be a good fit for an interdisciplinary project in research methods or statistics.


Jeff Lasser
(805) 410-7343

Jeff is publisher of the college textbook program in sociology. He joined SAGE in 2013 with 27 years of sales, marketing, and editorial experience in higher education publishing. Jeff spent 13 years signing and publishing works in the humanities and social sciences for Pearson Education, including 9 years managing Pearson's program in sociology. Please contact him to discuss your ideas for new titles that will help spark the sociological imagination for students at any level.

Reference Editorial Contacts


Maureen Adams
(202) 729-1859

Maureen is the senior acquisitions editor in the SAGE Online Library & Reference Publishing group. She joined SAGE in 2013 after seven years acquiring scholarly books and reference for the American Psychological Association and 11 years acquiring and developing technology and business titles for Sybex, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons. She is currently acquiring for SAGE Business Cases (SBC), an online case collection for the academic library market. Information on submitting a case to SBC can be found here:

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