Nancy Toff is Vice President and executive editor in the academic/trade division of Oxford University Press, New York, where she acquires and edits all varieties of history books ranging from monographs to reference books to trade books. She is responsible for several book series, including the Very Short Introductions, Oxford History Handbooks, the New Oxford World History, and the Oxford Oral History Series.
As a scholar, Nancy Toff is considered one of the leading authorities on the history of the flute. She is the author of four books on the subject, most recently Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère (OUP, 2005). A frequent and popular speaker at history, library, and music conferences and at universities nationwide, Ms. Toff has served as a consultant to the Library of Congress and Metropolitan Museum of Art.