Staff & Associates
Some of the Etruscan Press team work at our headquarters at Wilkes University or our office at Youngstown University. Many others work remotely from locations as far off as Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New York and Ohio.
Dr. Philip Brady, Executive Director
Philip Brady’s forthcoming book is The Elsewhere: Selected Poems and Poetics (Broadstone, 2020). His most recent book is a collection of essays, Phantom Signs: The Muse in Universe City (University of Tennessee Press, 2019). He is the author of four books of poetry, a previous collection of essays, and a memoir. He has edited a critical book on James Joyce and an anthology of contemporary poetry.
Brady’s work has received the Snyder Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; a ForeWord magazine Gold Medal; an Ohioana Poetry Award; the Ohio Governor’s Award and six Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council; and Thayer and Newhouse Fellowships from New York State. An essay earned Notable recognition in Best American Essays, and work has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes. He has done residencies at Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, and the Soros Centre for the Arts in the Czech Republic.
Brady has taught at the National University of Zaire, University College Cork, and on Semester at Sea. Currently, he is distinguished professor of English at Youngstown State University. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty of Wilkes University.
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Dr. Robert Mooney, Executive Editor
Robert Mooney’s most recent publication is a novel, Father of the Man (Pantheon, 2002). He has published numerous short stories, including “Halloween” in the Paterson Literary Review, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Mooney earned a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from Binghamton University. He has served as editor of New Myths Press and the acclaimed literary journal New Myths/MSS, which was founded by John Gardner.
Mooney is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College, where he directs the O’Neill Literary House. He also serves on the low-residency MFA faculty at Wilkes University.
Stephen M. Oristaglio, Financial Advisor
Stephen M. Oristaglio is the founding supporter of Etruscan Press. He is currently the Co-Chief Investment Officer of SCS Financial in Boston, an investment and private wealth management firm. He has been Head of Investments at Putnam Investments, Global Head of Fixed Income at Swiss Bank Corporation, and a senior bond trader at Salomon Brothers International. Oristaglio was captain of the 1977 Bucknell Basketball team. These days, as Steve Travia, he plays live concerts with the Berklee Full Circle Band in the Boston area.
Bill Schneider, Managing Editor
Bill Schneider is the Managing Editor of Etruscan Press. His previous experience includes a three-decade long career in the music industry accompanied by extensive travel throughout six continents.
Prior to joining Etruscan Press, Bill resided at the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he wrote near the same sand dunes that inspired Harry Kemp, Eugene O’Neill, Norman Mailer and Tennessee Williams.
Bill’s essays and short stories have appeared in Route 7 Review (May 2017), The Hamline Lit Journal (April 2017) and Middle Gray Magazine (January 2014). He has also been published in the “No Regrets” issue of Silly Tree Anthologies (2014).
Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Journalism Magna Cum Laude from Suffolk University. He also received his M.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Wilkes University.
Pamela Turchin is the Production Editor of Etruscan Press. She earned an M.A. and M.F.A. in fiction from the Maslow Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University. Prior to joining Etruscan Press, she was a photojournalist, and taught 4th grade and language arts.