New Faculty | Peggy Samedi

Welcome to pace, Professor Samedi! 

Peggy Samedi is a production manager in the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. She started her career as a publishing assistant at the Girl Scouts of the USA. She went on to be a bookseller at Barnes and Noble before joining Alfred A. Knopf in 2005. She has had the pleasure of working on titles including Metamaus and Cancer Vixen, as well as books by authors such as Toni Morrison, Colson Whitehead, Edwidge Danticat, and Tommy Orange. She is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York, with bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology. Peggy Samedi joins the M.S. in Publishing Program, teaching Book Production and Design.


New Faculty | Lukas Fauset

Welcome to Pace, Professor Fauset!

Lukas Fauset has been developing web presences for publishers, books, and authors since 2011. If there is an intersection between books and technology, there is a good chance he has been involved with it.

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Vincent Forgione

Vincent Forgione has more than 20 years of experience in media and communication.  He graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors degree in Television/Radio and earned a Masters degree in Public and Organizational Relations from Montclair State University.  He has worked on the launch of NewsTalk Television, a cable television network that was a predecessor to FoxNews and MSNBC, managed public relations video projects for Edelman Public Relations, and spent over 16 years at Conde Nast leading production teams on various magazine brands such as The New Yorker and Wired.  He currently leads production and operations on a B2B brand at Hearst Corporation while teaching courses in media and communication.

Kenneth Slivken

Ken Slivken joined Pace in the Fall 2016 as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Pace Graduate Publishing Program, and he currently teaches the Financial Aspects of Publishing Course.  Ken has spent the last 22 years in the media sector, primarily with magazine publishers, both consumer and business to business. Having served earlier in his career as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a $1.5B division of a Public Media Company, he knows first-hand the importance of “non-financial types” being able to understand and utilize key financial concepts that are commonly used in the publishing sector.
Ken is currently the top human resources professional on staff at American Media, Inc.  His experience at various publishing companies, combined with his involvement in company sales and acquisitions, all contribute to aunique understanding and ability to teach the Financial Aspects of Publishing  course.  Ken has an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in Labor Relations from the University of Illinois.