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As Chair of the Search Committee, I am happy to report that Professor Craig Gibson of the University of Iowa has accepted our invitation to become the next Editor of the Transactions of the American Philological Association. Professor Gibson is a distinguished and very productive scholar of ancient literature and its intersections with other aspects of ancient culture. His term as Editor will run from January 5, 2014 to January 7, 2018. An announcement concerning the transition of responsibility from current Editor Katharina Volk to Professor Gibson and protocol for submission of manuscripts will soon be published on the web site and in the Association Newsletter.

I want to thank the other members of the Search Committee (John Bodel, Jeff Henderson, Chris Kraus, and Adam Blistein) for their assistance in the completion of this successful search. I also very much appreciate the interest that the Committee saw from the other highly qualified candidates for this position. Finally, we are grateful to Department of Classics of the University of Iowa for its support of the arrangements necessary to enable Professor Gibson to accept this position.

Michael Gagarin
Vice President for Publications and Research