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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



Lily Norton
(805) 573-1537

Lily (she/her) is an Acquisitions Editor for Business Studies at SAGE. Lily has worked in publishing for 12 years in both editorial and sales roles at Pearson and Oxford University Press. She is looking to sign modern and innovative textbooks for Business studies, with a focus on Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Ethics, Business and Society, and Business Communication courses.  

Lauren Gobell
(800) 818-7243 Ext 7016

Lauren is the Acquisitions Editor for textbooks in Management and Decision Sciences at SAGE Publishing.  She joined SAGE in 2015, working as a Sales Representative and Content Development Editor before becoming an Acquisitions Editor in 2022. Lauren is looking to partner with authors to develop modern content for Management and Decision Sciences courses, with a focus on Strategic Management, Project Management, Organizational Behavior, and Diversity Management. 


Charles Lee
(949) 416-9414

Charles is Acquisitions Editor for Speech, Mass Communication and Media Studies at SAGE. He joined SAGE in 2015 as a college textbook sales representative and oversaw a variety of territories across the entire United States and Canada, engaging with instructors to learn about course needs in a consultative fashion. As an editor, he is looking forward to cultivating relationships with current and new authors. He is interested in signing captivating core texts across the entire Communication curriculum and discipline, with a keen interest in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication.


Joshua Perigo
(805) 341-4655

Josh has been with SAGE since January of 2014, initially as a college textbook sales representative. In 2017, he became an acquisitions editor and built the foundation for our list of titles in Anthropology, expanded our foundational offerings in Family Sciences, and worked with authors across Gender and Sexualities studies. In addition, Josh brought focus to our lists in Social Work and Counseling. Now as the acquisitions editor for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Josh looks forward to helping bring new and engaging ideas into higher education, as well as building strong relationships with authors, instructors, and colleagues alike. He is currently interested in signing projects in Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Corrections, Criminology, and Forensics.


Leah Fargotstein

Leah is the senior acquisitions editor for books in Education. She joined SAGE in 2007 as a member of the Journals division, responsible for managing and acquiring journals in Research Methods, Political Science, Urban Studies, and Social Work. In 2015, she joined the College team as an acquisitions editor. She is currently looking to sign and develop innovative core texts for introductory courses in Education.


Adeline Grout

Adeline is the sponsoring editor for Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Human Services (Social Work and Counseling). She joined SAGE in 2016 as an editorial assistant before transitioning to a content development editor role where she worked with authors to create innovative content for SAGE’s Vantage courseware platform. Adeline looks forward to creating engaging and inclusive content that for today’s students and instructors.


Anna Villarruel

Anna is the Acquisitions Editor at CQ Press. She joined SAGE in 2014 as an Editorial Assistant and stared working in Political Science in 2015. She now oversees the entire imprint and is currently looking to sign and develop core texts in American government, state and local politics, race and ethnicity, and international relations. Anna is looking forward to continuing CQ Press’s strong commitment to collaborative relationships with authors, instructors, and students and producing high-quality textbooks. 


Matt Wright

Matt Wright, Senior Acquisitions Editor for books and digital products on our growing Psychology list, has been in higher education publishing for over 25 years. With experience in sales, marketing, and editorial roles, Matt is interested in acquiring innovative projects across the undergraduate psychology curriculum. He looks forward to discussing your ideas and proposals for new teaching and learning projects in the various courses across the psychology discipline.


Helen Salmon

Helen is executive editor for Research Methods, Statistics, and Evaluation and works across all areas of the list. Helen has 30 years of publishing experience and has worked for SAGE for more than 20 years, in both the UK and the US. Helen is interested in acquiring innovative new introductory textbook projects in Research Methods, Statistics, Program Evaluation, and Qualitative Methods. She is also responsible for acquiring new titles for SAGE's Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series (the “little green books”).

Leah Fargotstein

Leah is the senior acquisitions editor for books in Research Methods and Statistics, working with Helen Salmon across all areas of the list. She is honored to continue SAGE's strong tradition of high-quality, innovative Research Methods and Statistics publishing. Leah is looking for core texts with a fresh approach to Research Methods, Statistics, Mixed Methods, or Qualitative Methods. 


Jeff Lasser
(805) 341-0664

Jeff is publisher for Sociology (SAGE’s original college textbook line) and for our growing catalog of Anthropology and Family Studies titles. He joined SAGE in 2013 with sales, marketing, and editorial experience in higher education publishing, and has been acquiring and publishing social science texts for over 20 years. Jeff looks forwarding to discussing your ideas for print or digital works that can be adopted and taught from in Sociology, Anthropology, and Family Studies.