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Manuela Soares

Manuela Soares
Director, MS in Publishing Program
Director, Pace University Press

PUB 622E  Seminar: Ethics in Publishing
PUB 634   Children’s Book Publishing

Prior to being named as Director in 2018, Soares had been a full-time faculty member in the MS in Publishing program since 2004. The courses she has taught include General Interest Books, Children’s Book Publishing, Marketing Principles and Practices, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics in Publishing. She also taught the Graduate Seminar, in which students write their Master’s thesis. She is on the Editorial Board of Publishing Research Quarterly, where many of the program’s thesis papers have been published in abbreviated form. Soares is also Director of Pace University Press, overseeing the publication of journals and books.

In her over thirty-year career, Soares worked in both magazine and book publishing as a writer and editor, most recently as the Managing Editor at Scholastic, where she supervised the hardcover (and some paperback) imprints, including the first five Harry Potter books. Prior to that she was a Senior Editor at Rizzoli International, acquiring books in a variety of disciplines (fashion, design, cooking), but focusing mainly on art and photography.

Soares earned her BA in English from Rutgers University and her MFA from Goddard College in Creative Writing.

Jennifer Romanello

Jennifer Romanello
Internship Professor, MS in Publishing Program

PUB 699A/B Internship I & II
PUB 699C/D Internship Seminar III/IV

Jennifer Romanello began her career in book publishing as a publicity assistant at Macmillan and its imprints, Scribner and Atheneum. She then moved on to Dutton, where she rose to Associate Director of Publicity and worked with a roster of critically acclaimed authors including Julia Alvarez, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jamaica Kincaid.

In 1995 she joined Warner Books, now Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette. She was VP, Executive Director of Publicity there for many years and worked with a wide range of bestselling authors including Nicholas Sparks, David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, and Brad Meltzer, among others.

Jennifer has previously taught as an adjunct instructor in the undergraduate Publishing Studies program at Hofstra University. She recently completed her MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Hofstra University and her poems have been published in Ovunque Siamo and VIA: Voices in Italiana-Americana (forthcoming). Her poems “Omphalos” (2018) and “I terri” (2015) received first place in the Concorso Internationale di Poesia held in Messina, Sicily.

Karen Holt

Karen Holt
Lecturer, MS in Publishing Program

PUB 624 Editorial Principles and Practices
PUB 631-22590  Publishing Business Communication Skills
PUB 690A-20360  Graduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies I
PUB 690B-21401  Graduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies II

Karen Holt joined the full-time faculty of Pace University’s MS in Publishing program in January 2019. She teaches courses in editing, as well as the Graduate Seminar.

Holt began teaching in the program as an adjunct lecturer in 2016, passing on knowledge and skills acquired during a decades-long career in publishing that included staff and freelance positions at newspapers, magazines, and book publishing houses.

Until January 2019, she was senior editor at Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media. She also has been deputy editor of Publishers Weekly, books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, founding editor of the Reservoir Square Books imprint, and managing editor for Primedia. Her writing has appeared frequently in publications including Essence, Parade, the New York Post, Folio, Working Mother, and many others.

She holds a BA from Western Washington University and an MFA from Manhattanville College.​

Professor Emeritus

Sherman Raskin

Sherman Raskin

Sherman Raskin is an Emeritus Professor at Pace University. He established the MS in Publishing program in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace in 1984. Over the years of his tenure, Professor Raskin successfully oversaw the program through many changes and challenges in the publishing industry. He retired as Director of the program in 2018.

Previously, Professor Raskin was Associate Chair, then Chair of the English Department. He also served as the Director of Pace University Press from 1988-2018. Pace University Press is well known for its studies of Virginia Woolf and Medieval literature.

Professor Raskin holds a BFA degree in Dramatic Arts and an MA degree in English from Columbia University.

He is currently enjoying his retirement with his wife Paula, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Adjunct Faculty

Maria Barbo

Senior Editor and IP Content Developer, Children's Books
HarperCollins Children's Books

PUB 634 Children's Book Publishing

Dan Berkowitz

Director, Audience Monetization, Open Road Integrated Media Inc.

PUB 612 Information Systems

Joseph Caserto

Joseph Caserto Art Direction + Design

PUB 633 Introduction to Publication Design
PUB 635 Digital Image Creation, Manipulation, & Management

Erin Cox

Senior Associate, Rob Weisbach Creative Management

PUB 609 Digital Issues in Publishing

Jacqueline deMontravel

Editorial Director, Engaged Media Lifestyle Group

PUB 622Q Social Media Marketing

Thomas A. Di Mascio

Director of Supply Chain Management and Logistics,
DC Entertainment

PUB 608 Financial Aspects of Publishing
PUB 622H Seminar on Books & Magazines: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Britney Fitzgerald

Social Media Manager, American Museum of Natural History

PUB 622N Digital Audience Development

Kristen Flanagan

Deputy Editor, Digital, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast

PUB 626 Magazine Writing and Editin

Christine Ford

VP of Product Management
Kantar, a WPP company

PUB 622J Seminar on Books & Magazines: Practical Applications of Product Management in Digital Media

Ivy Jacobson Ford

Managing Editor, Apartment Therapy and The Kitchen

PUB 604 Professional Editing: Rewriting and Line Editing

Vincent Forgione

Operations Manager
Hearst Business Media

PUB 607 Magazine Production & Design

Aaron Goldsmid

VP of Product Management, Prosper Marketplace

PUB 622J Seminar on Books & Magazines: Practical Applications of Product Management in Digital Media

David M. Hetherington

Chief Marketing Officer, KnK Business Software

PUB 608 Financial Aspects of Publishing
PUB 622F Seminars: Critical Financial Issues in Book Publishing, Mergers and Acquisitions

Richard Johnson

Former VP, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development
Lion Forge Comics

PUB 616 Book Sales & Distribution
PUB 601C Principles of Publishing: Books

Liz Kossnar

Senior Editor, Little, Brown and Company

PUB 634 Children's Book Publishing

Paul Levitz

Former President & Publisher, DC Comics

PUB 613 The Future of Publishing: Transmedia
PUB 615 Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels

Jillian McBain

Finance Director, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group

PUB 608 Financial Aspects of Publishing

Thad McIlroy

Principal at The Future of Publishing

PUB 622M Metadata for Publishing

Tina McIntyre

Business and Marketing Strategist

PUB 628 Marketing Principles & Practices

Nellie McKesson

Co-Founder and CEO of Hederis

PUB 621 E-Books: Technology, Workflow, and Business Models

Elena Donovan Mauer

Writer, Editor, Content Consultant

PUB 624 Editorial Principles & Practices
PUB 626 Magazine Writing & Editing

Jessica Napp

Associate Director of Publicity, Rizzoli New York

PUB 628 Marketing Principles & Practices

Carl Potts

Former Executive Editor, Marvel Comics

PUB 622P Writing and Editing Comics & Graphic Novels

Michelle Richter

Associate Agent, Fuse Literary

PUB 610 Fundamentals of Trade Book Publishing

Peggy Samedi

Production/Social Media Contributor
Random House

PUB 606 Book Production and Design

Kirsten D. Sandberg

Editor-in-Chief, Blockchain Research Institute

PUB 632 Academic Publishing
PUB 624 Editorial Principles & Practices
PUB 618 Legal Aspects of Publishing

Carla Stockalper

Technical Lead/Developer, Hachette Book Group

PUB 636 Web Development for Publishing

Jason Wells

Marketing Director, APA Style, APA Books, LifeTools Nonfiction, and Magination Press Children's Books, The American Psychological Association

PUB 637 Children's Book Marketing

Veronica Wilson

National Digital Sales Director
Meredith Corporation

PUB 629 Magazine Circulation: Print & Digital
PUB 630 Magazine Advertising Sales: Print & Digital