James Ernest named editor in chief of Eerdmans: People

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Com­pany in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has hired James Ernest as editor in chief.

Ernest has ac­quired and edited academic books in biblical studies and related fields, most recently at Baker Pub­lishing Group as executive editor for Baker Academic and Brazos Press. Ernest holds a doctorate from Boston College, a master’s degree from Boston University, and a master of divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

“It’s a reassuring joy to be succeeded by so able an editor as I know James to be,” said Jon Pott, who is retiring at the end of June after having been editor in chief since 1983.