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Since 2000, Professor B has taught full-time and has served as the Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach for the MS in Publishing program at Pace. Professor Denning has also worked to develop extensive contacts in the industry via her role as the Executive Director of Corporate Outreach. She works closely with key industry professionals, HR Managers and organizations such as, The Book Industry Guild, the Book Industry Study Group, BookExpo America, the American Association of Publishers and their Young to Publishing Group, to provide opportunities for students and faculty attend conferences and panels for educational and networking purposes. In the spring of 2012, Professor Denning began serving as the President of NYC Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. In June of 2016 she began her term as the National President. In addition to her teaching duties, Professor Denning is also the Blog Editor for the MS in Publishing Blog where she has written over 20 interviews of Pace MS in Publishing Alumni and has developed it into a highly valuable resource for current students, alumni and faculty

Professor Denning also has extensive experience in acquiring academic, scientific and trade books most recently having worked as a Senior Acquisitions Editor for the scientific and professional publishers, CRC Press and Van Nostrand Reinhold in the area of Environmental Science. There she acquired a number of important titles on issues such as wetlands restoration and chemical brain injury. Prior to that, she was a Senior Editor at HarperCollins Publishers acquiring books for the academic market in the areas of Composition and Literature. Earlier work includes a position as a Developmental Editor at CV Mosby and working as a Sales Representative for Scott Foresman/Little, Brown Publishers.

Professor Denning’s own published works include interviews with such high profile figures as Leonard Peltire, Bianca Jaggar, Michael Moore and Deirdre Bair. She wrote a “Soapbox” piece on the Joy of Shared Reading for Publishers Weekly and did an interview of John P. Stern, the President of the Storm King Art Center for Chronogram Magazine. She is also responsible for contributing to the regular editions of the WNBA’s official publication, the Bookwoman.

Website: Pace.edu/Dyson/Programs/ms-publishing

Blog/information: MSPub.blogs.pace.edu

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