Marshall 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.
Kerstin Vogdes Diehn
Professor Diehn is the founder and owner of KV Design in the New York City metro area. Her main areas of expertise include project management, print design, large format graphics, and branding solutions. Professor Diehn specializes in working with nonprofit organizations and teaches design and design-related software courses in the Masters of Publishing program at Pace: PUB 633 “Desktop Publishing for the Publishing Professional” and PUB635 “Advanced Desktop Publishing.” She has also taught graphic design at FIT and the Art Institute of New York.
Professor Diehn has a Masters degree in Communications/Design from Pratt Institute and an undergraduate degree in Literature from American University. Fascinated by books her whole life, she brings a unique literary aesthetic to her visual work. She loves working with type and welcomes large-scale book and magazine projects.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Diehn in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in September 2012.
Barbara A. Egidi
Barbara A. Egidi received her A.A.S. in General Business and her B.S. in Office Information Systems from Pace University. She has been the Program Manager of the M.S. in Publishing Program since its inception. Egidi carefully advises and guides students throughout their stay in the program and works closely with them to succeed and graduate in a timely manner.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Egidi in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in March 2012.
Professor Melissa A. Rosati, CPCC, is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and the owner of Melissa’s Coaching Studio, LLC. Her clients include the Institut Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, and individual writers and artists.
An award-winning publisher, Professor Rosati has lead strategic initiatives and teams in the areas of business planning, reorganization, partnerships, content acquisition, print and digital product development, contract negotiation, staff training and development, and global market planning for publishers such as HarperCollins College, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Routledge, and McGraw-Hill International. These experiences and skills enriched Professor Rosati’s approach to coaching and consulting with clients who face daunting professional challenges.
At Pace University, where Professor Rosati is an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Publishing program, she co-leads the U.S.-China Publishing Dialogue and designs and delivers executive leadership seminars for the top management of China’s premier media conglomerates, including China Publishing Group Corporation (CPGC), Phoenix Publishing and Media Group (PPMG), and Hunan Publishing. These seminars grapple with the profound structural changes in the global consumption and distribution of print and digital content. She is also co-founder of Writers, Readers, Publishers: Present Tense, Future Bold, a special-interest group focused on publishing issues in our culture and society.
Professor Rosati earned her coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation, the Creativity Coaching Association, and the Women’s National Book Association. Currently, Professor Rosati has several projects in development about women working in writing and the arts. She lives in New York City with her husband Michael and her cat, Social Media Max.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Professor Rosati in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in February 2012.
Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman, among many titles), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, including four NY Times Best Sellers), executive (30 years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (75 Years of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Myth-Making and educator (including teaching a course on “The American Graphic Novel” at Columbia and Princeton, as well as “Transmedia & The Future of Publishing” in Pace’s M.S. in Publishing Program). He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-con International’s Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, and the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro. His Taschen book won the Eisner Award, the Eagle Award and Munich’s Peng Pris, and his most recent book is BROOKLYN BLOOD, illustrated by Tim Hamilton. Levitz also serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Boom! Studios.
The Pace Publishing Blog featured Levitz in the “Faculty in the Spotlight” series in February 2013 and another Spotlight article in April 2012.