Al Bertrand

Al Bertrand
Adjunct Professor, M.P.S. in Publishing, George Washington University
GW Education Center in Alexandria, VA
1925 Ballenger Avenue
Suite 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Publishing
  • Editorial
  • Business of Publishing

Al Bertrand (M.A., Princeton University), currently works as the director of Georgetown University Press and as an adjunct faculty member in GW's M.P.S. in publishing program. 

He has more than 20 years of experience in publishing as editor and senior manager, having developed new publishing programs in several fields and led an international expansion in commercial and not-for-profit academic publishing. 

Prior to joining Georgetown University Press as director, he served as editor-in-chief and associate director of Princeton University Press and UK editorial director for Social Science and Humanities books at Blackwell Publishing and John Wiley & Sons. 

Current Research

  • History and Future of the Book
  • Global Publishing


  • Master of Arts, Classics, Princeton University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Chicago


“On Being Einstein’s Publisher,” Lindau Nobel Laureate, October 2016 (Co-written with Peter Dougherty)


  • Member, Oxford Brookes University Publishing Industry Advisory Board
  • Member, PSP Committee of Association of American Publishers
  • Invited talks at Beijing International Book Fair,  Society for Classical Studies, History of Science Society, City College of New York Graduate Center, Oxford Society of Young Publishers

Classes Taught

  • Global Publishing