Publishing Program Welcomes New Director

John Warren
August 21, 2018

The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John W. Warren as Associate Professor and Director of the Publishing Program effective Aug. 13. Warren will assume his new role following the retirement of long-time director Dr. Arnie Grossblatt.

While new to this position, Mr. Warren had already taught courses in CPS’ Publishing program as a part-time instructor over the past six years.

"I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to build on the tremendous work that Arnie Grossblatt brought to the development of the M.P.S. in Publishing Program. The Washington, D.C. metro area is a vibrant hub of publishing, and with our well-established online program we are able to offer, through our experienced professional faculty, a dynamic program to students anywhere in the US and across the globe," said Mr. Warren.

He has most recently served as the Director of the George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing group. Prior to his work at George Mason, Warren served as the Marketing and Sales Director for the Georgetown University Press and the Marketing Director for Publications at the RAND Corporation.

He has more than 25 years of senior management experience in publishing, having led groundbreaking initiatives in digital content development and distribution, including eBooks, short-form digital content, enhanced eBooks and websites, journals, and open educational resources. 

His experience in education, pedagogy, and teaching is deep and varied, and includes the robust use of educational technology and media.  Warren has authored several articles about publishing, including “Innovation and the Future of E-Books” (2009), for which he was the winner of the International Award for Excellence in the Development of the Book.

Most recently he authored an open textbook on Impact for the Library Publishing Curriculum, a professional development initiative for librarians sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

He has a Master’s in International Management from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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