Kimberly M. Schmelzinger

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M.M., Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Founder and Principal, Meanline Publisher Services; Adjunct Professor, M.P.S. in Publishing, George Washington University.
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Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Best Practices Reviews and Financial Controls
  • Market Research
  • Statistical Analysis and Benchmark Reporting
  • Budget Development and Reporting

Kimberly M. Schmelzinger is a consultant providing customized research solutions to scholarly publishers. Working primarily with not-for-profit publishers and trade organizations, her clients and partnerships include the Association University Presses, the Book Industry Study Group, ITHAKA S+R, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Purdue University Press, Michigan Publishing at the University of Michigan, and Georgetown University Press. Previously she worked at Northwestern University Press as Associate Director for Business and Marketing.

Kimberly serves on the Advisory Board of the University Press of Colorado, and is adjunct faculty at George Washington University Publishing Studies Program, where her teaching focuses on management, organization, and strategy. Her most recent research concentrates on the costs and revenues underlying scholarly monographs.


  • Master of Management, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1985; majors in Economics and Slavic Languages and Literature. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.



  • Advisory Board, University Press of Colorado
  • Association of University Presses Operating Statistics Task Force

Classes Taught

  • Publishing Management, Organization, and Strategy