Meet Our New Fall Faculty

A leading editor. Two renowned publishing attorneys. An online marketing expert. A top print and production chief. A star web designer. A publisher who discovered some of our most beloved books. A successful entrepreneur who is  now a senior digital executive. These are the new faces  joining our faculty of leading publishing practitioners at the Master of Science in Publishing program this fall. We are delighted to welcome them and thought you would like to hear about who’s who in the classroom:

Chris BerendChristopher Berend (Introduction to Magazine Publishing) is Deputy Editor of ESPN The Magazine/Insider where he is involved in both the print and digital versions of the magazine, developing new print franchises and overseeing the mobile application and digital paid subscription service. Prior to his work at ESPN, Chris spent nine years at Esquire where the 24 pages he edited monthly included sports, entertainment and automotive. Chris holds a B.A. in English from The University of Texas.

Dev ChatillonDevereux Chatillon (Publishing and Internet Law) is a media and commercial litigator in Sonnenschein’s Litigation Practice.  During her 30-year career, she has worked in all facets of the media and entertainment industry, including most recently as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Scholastic Corporation.  Dev has also counseled and represented book publishers, movie studios, magazines, newspapers, internet content providers, television and cable entities, and independent film producers.  She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Peter CostanzoPeter Costanzo (Introduction to Interactive Media) is Director of Online Marketing & Digital Product Development for the Perseus Book Group. His responsibilities include the execution of campaigns for 11 imprint titles as well as providing marketing support to more than 300 independent publisher clients. He also oversees the production of video, audio, podcasts, apps, and enhanced eBooks. Peter began his online career selling autographed books on the web in 1996. Since then he has worked in a variety of Online departments at HarperCollins, Random House, and Steve Brill’s Contentville. Peter writes a Blog about reading on digital devices called Bookcurrents,  and you can follow him on Twitter @PeterCostanzo.

Sarah CrichtonSarah Crichton (Introduction to Publishing Books) is Publisher of Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, which began publishing an eclectic mix of both fiction and nonfiction in 2006.  From 1996 to 2001, Sarah  was V.P./Publisher of Little, Brown, where she signed up Alice Sebold’s “The Lovely Bones” and Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point” and published many other authors including David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, and George Stephanopoulos. Before her career in book publishing, Crichton was a top editor at Newsweek. She graduated from Harvard University.

Guy GleysteenGuy Gleysteen (Production and Manufacturing) is Sr. Vice President of Production at Time Inc., where he is responsible for their printing, paper, distribution, and production technology strategies and operations.  Guy began his career at Time Inc. in 1991 as Production Editor of Fortune magazine.  He moved in 1996 to serve as Print Director of Time Inc., and later transitioned to serve as Vice President of Paper and Digital Development before moving on to his current position.  He holds a B.A. from Colgate University.

Dmitry PapernyDmitry Paperny (Web Content Creation and Management) is Principal/Creative Director, COHERE STUDIO, a design boutique committed to creating relevant online content using new technologies for clients such as, MySpace and Facebook. Previously, he was Creative Director for Time Inc Interactive where he had overall design responsibility for Time Inc.’s websites, such as,,,,,,, Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living and Cottage Living.  He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts.

Joseph Park (Idea to Empire: New Business Development) is Senior Vice President, Consumer Digital Business, for HarperCollins where he helps develop an overall consumer digital strategy leveraging online/mobile and new technologies and directs the company’s ecommerce efforts. An entrepreneur himself, Joe is the founder of two startups, Askville, com, a social networking based community question & answer (Q&A) website which he sold to, and Kozmo, an e-tailer delivering dvd’s, books, electronics, food and other consumer goods in the Boston, San Francisco and New York areas. He has also worked for Goldman Sachs as a senior financial analyst, for Microsoft’s corporate strategy group, and as President of Bible Gateway, a division of Zondervan Publishing.  Joe holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School.

Katherine Trager (Publishing and Internet Law) is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for Random House, Inc., where she is responsible for all legal matters concerning Random House and its worldwide divisions.  Prior to this, she served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Random House for over 12 years.  Her extensive legal background includes positions as Vice President and Publishing Counsel for Macmillan, Inc. and as Special Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, in the United States Attorney’s Office, SDNY.  She holds a J.D. from New York University Law School and an M.A. from Teachers College at Columbia University.

For more information about our faculty, please go here.


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