Dean Smith named Director, Project MUSE

The Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Smith as Director, Project MUSE. Smith will lead the Press’ flagship electronic scholarly journals publishing program beginning March 10, 2010. Project MUSE’s innovative and collaborative approach to online publishing offers a fair and sustainable model for both libraries and publishers, and Smith will oversee an expansion to include more archival journal content on the MUSE platform and enhanced services to subscribers, content providers, and end users.

Smith comes to JHUP with extensive publishing leadership experience and expertise in digital publishing initiatives, product management, technical direction, global sales and marketing, and strategic development. As Director of Content for the American Society for Training and Development, Smith created a digital publishing strategy for the society’s periodical, book, and research publications. During a decade-plus tenure with the American Chemical Society, Smith oversaw dynamic growth in worldwide electronic access to the society’s publications, designing innovative pricing models, emphasizing library customer relations, and implementing effective internal management systems. He previously spearheaded electronic publishing efforts for a variety of medical publication products at Chapman & Hall, and led traditional journal publishing programs at C&H and Springer-Verlag. An accomplished writer and published poet, he holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in Cre ative Writing from Columbia University.

For more information, please contact Melanie Schaffner, mbs@press.jhu.edu.

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