John Wiley has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, a publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education. Founded in 1990 by James Anker, Anker Publishing has annual revenue of approximately $1 million. Its offerings include materials on creating teaching portfolios and improving teaching practices as well as resources for department chairs, deans, and other administrators on management, leadership, and change in higher education. Anker has a backlist of 100 titles and also publishes the quarterly newsletter, Department Chair, a publication aimed at administrators.

The Anker list will become part of Wiley’s Jossey-Bass imprint. "This acquisition is a natural fit into our existing collection and it will greatly expand Wiley’s presence in the professional higher education market," said Paul Foster, v-p and publisher of J-B.