About Us

Chemeketa Press began in 2015 as part of a college-wide student success initiative to lower the cost of textbooks. The Press focused on publishing more affordable textbooks, but Chemeketa faculty then took the opportunity of textbook development to revise curriculum, create new opportunities for students, and pursue their own professional development. The increased savings for students has been astonishing — $2.5 million over four years — but the greatest impact comes from improved classes for students and professional development for faculty. 

Chemeketa Press Program Review 2019 

Who We Are

Abbey Gaterud


Abbey oversees the general operations of the Press and works with external partners to publish and distribute Chemeketa Press books to a national audience. She previously spent 15 years at Portland State University as the publisher of Ooligan Press and has an MS in Book Publishing from Portland State and a BA in English from Lewis & Clark College.  Abbey has worked in all areas of book publishing, including design, editing, production, and marketing, and really just likes to make (and talk about) books.


Brian Mosher

Managing Editor

Brian manages all projects at Chemeketa Press by coordinating with Press staff, faculty authors, and the College’s internal systems. He also manages Chemeketa Press operational details and is a strong advocate for the generative potential of a blank whiteboard and post-it notes. He has an MA from Oregon State University and has taught composition and literature courses at Chemeketa Community College for 5 years.  

Stephanie Lenox

Instructional Editor

Stephanie works with faculty to craft textbooks that draw on their expertise while maintaining an accessible voice that speaks directly to students. She organizes a weekly faculty writing group to encourage a community of productive writers and leads regular writing workshops for faculty. She has an MFA from the University of Idaho and has experience in publishing both as an editor and as the author of several books of poetry. She has seven years’ experience teaching creative writing, literature, and composition.

Ronald Cox 

Design Editor

Ronald oversees any design needs the Press has, including managing the Visual Communication interns during summer term while they create the layouts of the books. Ronald also teaches in the Visual Communication program. He has a BA from Portland State. Prior to Chemeketa Press Ronald was the Creative Director at a local private university.

A New Model for Textbook Publishing

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