Roy M. Carlisle is the Acquisitions Director for the Independent Institute. In that capacity, he works with the Institutes Research Director, Center Directors, Fellows and Scholars to identify academic authors for potential book publishing projects. He is also the liaison with the Institutes print and ebook distributor, Independent Publishers Group in Chicago. The Independent Institute belongs to and Roy liaisons with publishing industry associations, including the Independent Book Publishers Association, PubWest, and the American Association of Publishers.
Mr. Carlisle has been Senior Editor at HarperOne, West Coast Senior Editor at The Crossroad Publishing Company, Co-Owner and Editorial Director at Circulus Publishing Group, and General Manager of the Fuller Seminary Bookstore. He has also been a Founding Board Member and former Chairman of the Board at New College Berkeley and Founder and former Executive Director of the Academy of Christian Editors. Currently Roy is Advisory Board Member and Editorial Consultant to Relish Media, the YA imprint of Little Pickle Press, and he is also an Editorial Consultant to The Crossroad Publishing Company.
Mr. Carlisle received his B.A. in philosophy from Whitman College and M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, studied counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, and taught publishing courses at the University of California at Berkeley and at the IBPA University.