Please Welcome New M.S. in Publishing Faculty!

06e244dMarshall Corey, vice president, books & products for Time Inc. Affluent Media formerly American Express Publishing, oversees the company’s brand extensions: American Express Appointment Book program, Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure book programs, Travel + Leisure Elite Traveler Club, Food & Wine Connoisseur Club, Travel + Leisure Golf Players Club, SkyGuide Executive Privilege Club, and Travel + Leisure Family Club, as well as the American Express Publishing check program and product licensing. In this role, Corey is responsible for the acquisition, partnerships, communications, fulfillment, distribution, and planning for these products. Since assuming this role, his group has added more than one million customers, grown revenue by and increased net profit tremendously.

Professor Corey began at American Express Publishing as newsstand manager in magazine circulation in 1996. He was soon promoted to director, retail sales, directing newsstand and book sales through all retail channels. In 1999, his responsibilities increased to overseeing the management of the then start-up membership clubs, as well as the Food & Wine book program. He was promoted to his current role in September 2003. American Express Publishing was acquired by Time Inc. in Oct. 2013.  Before American Express Publishing, Corey worked at Time Inc., Hearst Magazines, and Bertelsmann in various retail and direct marketing roles.

Professor Corey is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and has an MA from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Richard Johnson

Rich JohnsonRich Johnson has been in just about all aspects of bookselling, from store manager to buyer to publisher. He currently is the V.P. of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Lion Forge Comics and is a publishing consultant, as the Founder of Brick Road Media, LLC.

Johnson is Co-Founder and was the Co-Publishing Director for Yen Press a new graphic novel and manga imprint for Hachette Book Group. There he established a new imprint with a focus on partnering with top Japanese publishers to create a new imprint that focused on manga and graphic novels. He also co-founded Yen Plus a monthly manga anthology magazine.
Previously he was Vice President of Book Trade Sales for DC Comics where he took the forefront in establishing graphic novels in the bookstore market. Johnson is held largely responsible for the creation of graphic novel sections in bookstores and libraries, where previously the medium had little, if any presence in these markets. The expansion into the market helped to popularize an American art form. It is still the biggest growth category in the bookstore market and it had crossed into other mediums. Film and television have embraced the medium, where not only super-hero based properties like Iron Man and Batman break box office records, but where graphic novels become critically acclaimed films and television shows. Most notably The Road to Perdition, A History of Violence and The Walking Dead are all based on graphic novels.
He has worked for such companies as Archaia Entertainment, The Will Eisner Studios, Valliant Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment/Comics and Penguin Random House, Storm King Comics from film director John Carpenter, CME (Creative Mind Energy), Random House Books for Young Readers, Insight Editions, Lion Forge Comics and Diamond Comics.
He has worked in sales, marketing, acquisitions, business development, licensing, foreign rights and editorial.
He is the author of the graphic memoir INVISIBLE and is represented by Judith Hansen of Hansen Literary Agency. He is also one of the founding partners in Atomic Clock Entertainment, a film and television production and development company.
He is an adjunct professor at both Drexel University in Philadelphia and Pace University in New York. He is often a speaker at such shows as San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, BookExpo America, the American Library Association Mid-Winter and Annual Meetings, The Center for Cartoon Studies, and the School of Visual Arts.


Michelle Richter

Michelle RictherProfessor Michelle Richter has spent over a decade in publishing, beginning at St. Martin’s Press as a nonfiction book editor before becoming a literary agent with Fuse Literary in 2014 and joining the Pace faculty in 2015.

As an editor, Michelle edited MELISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL, the memoir from “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Clarissa Explains It All” actress Melissa Joan Hart, and RENEWABLE by science writer Jeremy Shere. She worked on a variety of fiction and nonfiction for her own list and an executive editor’s list, with such writers as Dr. Ian Smith, Gene Wilder, Albert Brooks, Tom Perrotta, and Joe Eszterhas.

As an agent, Michelle represents writers of women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and mystery and crime fiction, including Agatha Award-winning author Kellye Garrett.

She teaches General Interest Books (PUB 610). She is also a graduate of the Master of Science in Publishing Program.

For more information on Michelle, visit follow her on Twitter at @michrichter1.

Karen Holt

Karen Holt square v3Karen Holt joined the full-time faculty of Pace University’s MS in Publishing program in January 2019. She teaches courses in editing, as well as the Graduate Seminar.

Holt began teaching in the program as an adjunct lecturer in 2016, passing on knowledge and skills acquired during a decades-long career in publishing that included staff and freelance positions at newspapers, magazines, and book publishing houses.

Until January 2019, she was senior editor at Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media. She also has been deputy editor of Publishers Weekly, books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, founding editor of the Reservoir Square Books imprint, and managing editor for Primedia. Her writing has appeared frequently in publications including Essence, Parade, the New York Post, Folio, Working Mother, and many others.

She holds a BA from Western Washington University and an MFA from Manhattanville College.​