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Our Editorial Team

Corwin looks forward to receiving your proposal. Please email your proposal to only one editor, as it will expedite the response. If you have additional questions, contact us by phone at 800-233-9936. 


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Monica Eckman, Vice President of Content and Product Strategy

E-mail: Monica.Eckman@corwin.com

Monica is the Vice President of Content and Product Strategy for Corwin Press, a Sage Publishing company. She manages the Acquisitions and Content Development Editors as well as the Learning Design teams while spearheading the strategic vision for print, digital, and professional learning services. Prior to joining Corwin, Monica was the Editorial & Product Management Director for Sage College, managing Acquisitions teams for Congressional Quarterly Press, Communication Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Gender Studies as well as Product Managers who built digital products across the company.   Prior to Corwin and Sage, Monica spent 10 years at Cengage and 15 years at McGraw Hill in a variety of leadership, editorial, and product management roles. While she saw incredible success at both companies, it was during her time at Cengage where she was asked to help transform the company with new business models and to manage a team to focus on their digital future. Her expertise and passion for editorial coupled with her deep understanding of digital tools for learning will help keep Corwin content relevant and impactful for the long term.

Teaching is in Monica’s blood, her mother was a K12 teacher and her father was a medical doctor/professor at the University of Toronto. Monica grew up on the downtown University of Toronto campus, she holds a Bachelor’s  degree in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from Emerson College, Boston.  Monica is married and lives in Andover, Massachusetts.  She has two sons who are university students in New England.

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Lisa Luedeke, Director and Publisher

E-mail: lisa.luedeke@corwin.com

A life-long New Englander, Lisa was born in Connecticut, raised in Maine, and went to college in Vermont and New Hampshire. Armed with a BA in English and a masters degree in teaching secondary English, she taught high school in Maine, became a sales representative for Macmillan’s college division, and taught high school English in an IB program in Slovenia, but she landed her dream job—as an editor for Heinemann’s secondary and college English lists—in 1997. After thirteen years there, she landed her second dream job—as the founding Publisher of Corwin Literacy. Lisa’s first young adult novel, Smashed, was published by Simon & Schuster in August 2012 and she’s just finished drafting her second. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, daughter, and dog, Ginger, where they hike, ski, swim, and hang out at their local bookstore, The Toadstool.

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Erin Null, Associate Director and Publisher

Telephone: (805) 410-2004
E-mail: enull@corwin.com

A “Bay Area gal” in her heart, Erin was born in San Francisco and raised in San Jose, California. After stints living in Paris and Connecticut, she returned to California and has rooted herself and her family in Folsom (yes the one with the prison). Having begun her publishing career in 2003, Erin has held nearly every publishing role there is starting out packing books in a warehouse, and moving through various marketing, sales, and production roles before she found her true home in editorial, where she first honed her Acquisitions Editor skills at Jossey-Bass/Wiley. Erin joined Corwin in 2014 where she founded and launched the Corwin Mathematics imprint. She is now Associate Director and Publisher overseeing the STEM and School Improvement lists. Erin’s skill and experience lie not just in developing print and digital books and journals, but also training and development tools; online assessments; and online and hybrid workshops, seminars, conferences, and certification programs. Erin earned her bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and French at University of California, Davis. As the daughter of a teacher, and as a mother and a lifelong learner, Erin has a deep passion for the role our schools play in helping all young people reach their ultimate potential.


Jessica Allan, Senior Publisher

E-mail: jessica.allan@corwin.com

Jessica was born in England and lived in Australia and 6 states before settling in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Richmond, taught high school English in France, and then began her career in publishing at Random House while earning an M.A. in Literature from NYU. Jessica continued to work in publishing in New York City, for Callaway and then Scholastic, before joining Brookes Publishing as an acquisitions editor for literacy, learning disabilities, and mental health. She joined Corwin in 2007 and feels privileged to work with such dedicated professionals—both colleagues and authors. Her husband works in publishing as well, so they own a lot of bookcases. She is a true believer in the importance of public education and a champion of her authors. Outside of work, Jessica cherishes free time spent reading, traveling, running with her dog, hiking with her two sons, and cheering on the Packers and the Buckeyes.

Megan Bedell

Megan Bedell, Senior Acquisitions Editor

E-mail: megan.bedell@corwin.com

Megan is a Southern California native now residing in Manhattan. She began her publishing career at Corwin after graduating from UCLA. In pursuit of expanding her industry experience, Megan moved to NYC to work at Scholastic as a marketing manager. She held a similar role at W. W. Norton as a part of their professional books team. In a truly full circle move, Megan returned to her editorial roots at Corwin in 2021. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to support many of the same brilliant authors as before, as well as a growing number of new and important voices in the field. Megan is proud of spending the past 17 years helping authors make a positive impact on education and is always in search of ideas that make it possible for more children to thrive at school. In her spare time, she enjoys taking full advantage of everything the big city has to offer – morning jogs in Central Park, nights at the theatre, and days full of memorable meals.

Pam Berkman

Pam Berkman, Senior Acquisitions Editor

E-mail: Pam.Berkman@corwin.com

Pam Berkman has worked in publishing for more than two decades, wearing a variety of hats: Manufacturing Coordinator, Production Editor, Manager of Editorial Production, Acquisitions Editor, and even author. She took the first steps on her path working for a small book packager while still in journalism school, then held positions at Jossey-Bass/Wiley, North Atlantic Books, Public Library of Science, and most recently Bookshare, providing accessible eBooks to students and others with print disabilities. Pam was a member of the Jossey-Bass Education Team, delivering titles on school leadership, school change, school culture, and school equity, and is positively passionate about school improvement. She likes to run 5Ks (but nothing longer) and bake no-knead bread.


Debbie Hardin, Senior Acquisitions Editor

E-mail: debbie.hardin@corwin.com

Debbie is a native of Southern California, born and raised in San Diego and currently living in Temecula (with a 10-year residence in Washington, D.C., in between). She began her publishing career in the Textbooks Department at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich within weeks of earning her B.A. from the University of California San Diego and has been hooked on academic publishing ever since. Debbie believes that education is the key to a sustainable, equitable, and peaceful future and has spent the better part of three decades creating STEM content to help students reach their full potential. Through her leadership roles at various publishing houses over the years (including Benjamin Cummings, Pearson Education, and Macmillan Learning), Debbie includes among her accomplishments having led initiatives in digital content transformation, workflow redesign, and infusion of a DEI lens into published content. Debbie loves to travel, hike, garden, read, cook, and visit local wineries (where she also likes to shop!). She and her husband are proud parents of one daughter.

Liz Gildea

Liz Gildea, Senior Acquisitions Editor

E-mail: Elizabeth.Gildea@corwin.com

Liz is a Maryland native and the product of excellent public schools that instilled in her an appreciation for books. She began her career in editorial roles at Wiley after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh and attending Columbia’s Publishing Course in New York. In 2017, Liz joined Brookes Publishing where she edited and later acquired titles on literacy, learning disabilities, communication, language, and multilingualism.

Liz joined the Corwin team in 2024, bringing more than a decade of publishing experience. She understands the impact of great literacy instruction and loves to partner with leaders and rising stars to develop accessible, research-backed resources to support literacy for all. Liz lives with her husband in Baltimore, Maryland where she loves to sail on the Chesapeake Bay, go for walks in Patterson Park, and curl up with a good book from her local bookstore.