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5 Sturgis Corner Drive, Suite 1250, Iowa City, IA 52246

Lain Adkins


Lain Adkins grew up on a farm along the Canadian River near Norman, Oklahoma; these formative years gave him an intense dislike of row-crop agriculture but a vast appreciation for the freedom he had as a child to explore the wilder bottomlands. Lain has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Oklahoma; in another life, he was a certified public accountant, but most of his career has been spent in academic publishing. He retired in 2010 as the director of Southern Illinois University Press and now does financial and operational consulting for a range of university presses. He and his wife live in Iowa City, where they tend a large and unruly garden devoted to native plants of the tallgrass prairie.