Professor Christine Ford is currently Vice President of Product Management for Kantar, a WPP Company. Prior to joining Kantar, Professor Ford worked as the Director of Consumer Marketing and Strategy at McGraw-Hill Higher Education. She has also worked for companies like Everyday Health, Inc., Disney Interactive Media Group, the Walt Disney Company, NYSE Euronext, and Condé Nast.
She has been teaching for the MS in Publishing program since 2011 and will be teaching PUB 622J “Seminar on Books & Magazines: Practical Applications of Product Management in Digital Media” this summer with Professor Aaron Goldsmid. Professor Ford attended Chester College at Liverpool University in the United Kingdom and graduated from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in 1993 with a BA in English. She received her Master’s in Publishing at Pace University in 2000 and served as the Graduate Assistant at the Pace University Press while completing her education.
Veronica Viviana Wilson
Veronica Viviana Wilson currently heads up Digital Sales for People en Espanol at Meredith Corporation. Before this, she served as Director of Business Development for The Nielsen Company, where she works within the Nielsen Marketing Cloud division. Here she provides Financial advertisers the technology, data, and measurement they need to help build their growth strategies, as well as provide confidence that their digital advertising budgets are spent effectively and efficiently.
Prior to Nielsen, Veronica also served as Associate Publisher–Head of Advertising Sales at Meredith Corporation from 2009 to 2017, for a national women’s lifestyle brand and two national parenthood brands. In her role, Veronica managed integrated multi-platform sales nationally overseeing four offices. She has been instrumental in launching an independent research series and signature events, as well as developed partnerships with companies/organizations such as CNN, Univision, UNWomen, museums, and national retailers. Veronica also was Associate Publisher–Head of Advertising Sales at Conde Nast for their Bridal Group division in 2008, overseeing six offices across the country. And she worked at Time Inc. from 1999 to 2008 for a national women’s lifestyle brand in various positions, including National Ad Sales Director, where she oversaw five offices nationwide.
Veronica comes from a family of educators, so it’s no surprise that she has lent her publishing expertise to Pace University, New York City, as an Adjunct Lecturer to their Masters in Publishing Program since 2008. Veronica also holds an M.S. degree from Pace University and a B.B.A. degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Veronica lives in Brooklyn, NY and has traveled to six of our seven continents, visiting over 30 countries.
Thomas August Di Mascio
The supply chain is the beating heart of the business of publishing. Continuously managing and optimizing it is what publishers do every day. With twenty-five years of experience in publishing operations, Professor Di Mascio describes the business of publishing from a unique perspective. Today, he is the Director of Supply Chain Management & Logistics at DC Entertainment and throughout his career has worked for many other distinguished publishers such as Penguin USA, John Wiley & Sons, and Berlitz Publishing. The course he teaches, PUB 22H “Introduction to Supply Chain Management in Publishing,” examines several distinct publishing supply chains: i.e. traditional book market, specialty book market, newsstand, subscription, and electronic. Professor Di Mascio received his undergraduate degree in Economics and MBA from Rutgers University and his MS in Publishing from Pace University.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Di Mascio in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in April 2013.
David Delano’s entire career has been about books. He has worked in book publishing since 1970, after attending Northwestern University and Loyola University, Chicago where he received a BA in English. His experience ranges from design to editorial management, from title acquisition to manufacturing, from production assistant to VP, and all the stops in-between. Professor Delano’s publishing background was polished at places like Random House and Harper & Row and printing experience was earned with industry leaders like R.R. Donnelley, G.W. Banta, and W. A. Krueger. Currently, he is the US representative for a global printing company, Toppan Printing, Hong Kong. Professor Delano has taught at Pace since the early 2000’s. He also lectures at the Columbia Publishing Seminar and the NYU Summer Publishing Program. Professor Delano has also judged the New York Book Show three times.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Delano in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in April 2012.