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Dean Smith

Cornell University Press
Ithaca, NY
Dean Smith is Director of Cornell University Press -- the first university press in the US -- and oversees a program that publishes 130 new books a year and features 3,000 titles in print. His newest author is John Cleese. His career in publishing spans 30 years and includes experience ins scholarly, STM, trade and association-based publishing in a variety of roles. Dean Smith brings a wealth of experience in leading digital publishing initiatives, global sales and marketing expertise, and strategic planning skills. At Project MUSE from 2010-15, he helped launched the University Press Content Consortia--a multi-publisher e-book initiative which features 45,000 eBooks to sit alongside 600 scholarly journals on the leading digital platform in the humanities and social sciences. In the Fall of 2013, Smith published Never Easy, Never Pretty (Temple University Press) and the second edition of Football in Baltimore (The Johns Hopkins University Press) about the history of the Baltimore Ravens and their 2012 Super Bowl season.