I have consistently shaped print and Web resources for research, policy, and education in the arts and sciences. Publishing experience includes project leadership, content acquisition and design, writing and development, marketing strategies, and assessment. My goal is to draw on all my skills, integrating new contributors and new technologies.
Bringing new ideas to print and online publications for education, scholarship, and the public.
Freelance editor: Pearson, A-W, Appleton, Cambridge, Garland, Wiley, and most recently LearningMate and Worth
Development projects have included leading texts in calculus-based physics, astronomy, American government, microbiology, and health psychology.
Development editor: Oxford University Press, 2006–2012
Feature creation and editing in light of content, vision, market research, and competition. Guidelines for design and production; profitability analysis; marketing materials; sales presentations; management of assistants, freelancers, and book-team members.
- Successful recent projects include Vaughn, Bioethics (market leader in its first edition), Vaughn, Power of Critical Thinking (moved from also-ran to tied for market leader in its third edition), and McKee/McKee, Biochemistry (best sales year ever, despite starting from a lower base and against entrenched competition that leaped ahead of cycle).
- Projects due out or just out in fall 2012 and 2013 alone include first-edition raves for manuscripts in logic, nonmajors biology, international relations, constitutional law, American government, animal behavior, history of architecture, and others.
New Media Editor: New York Academy of Sciences, 2003–2005
Develop content and produce Web publications for a leading nonprofit, http://www.nyas.org, as the critical tool in mobilizing membership, outreach, and scholarly impact:
- A critical role: Manage and edit freelance writers, set editorial guidelines, write and research articles, coordinate with Academy programs, and produce and help publicize the product and its multimedia features—with sole authorship and coding for many features.
- Fast-paced content: eBriefings and other detailed reports on major conferences and publications in psychology, medicine, the environment, and careers in academia.
- A database-driven structure: Homesite, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Articulate Presenter, and Access, as tools in an asp site structure, after full-site conversion from cfml.
- Award winning: Recipient of the ninth annual Webby in the nonprofit category.
Editor: Columbia University Press, 1998–2003
Sole editor for columbia earthscape, http://www.earthscape.org/, a key resource for scholars, policy, and outreach in Earth sciences. Acquisitions, development, fund raising, design and technical support, research, and writing to bring an innovative project to life:
- Constantly expanding content: From sources all over the world—not just links, but searchable full text, images, data sets, unique e-seminars, textbooks, and interactive models.
- Connecting research to education: Using the Web to encourage new classroom approaches and active learning. "Though many Internet sites address environmental issues, few measure up to the university-level emphasis of columbia earthscape" (Choice, November 2000).
- Authorship: Active creation of "Today's Earth News," "Classroom Models," a Conference Calendar, and other of the site's hundreds of pages.
- Pioneering Webcasts: Breaking news, live conference video, and ongoing research missions—alongside text of research reports, entire books and journals, and classroom experiments.
- Critical assessment phase: Redesigned XML-driven interface, reflecting more than a year of classroom testing, surveys, focus groups, and user feedback.
- Commercial partnerships: Content and interfaces tailored to college publishers, with John Wiley & Sons.
- A new public-interest magazine, Earth Affairs: Online only, commissioned from top scientists to engage public debate on Earth's future.
- Award winning: Cited by the Scout Report and the Association of Research Libraries; named online math/science publication of the year by the Association of American Publishers.
Interactive Web design: 1996–
- haberarts.com: My Web page, http://www.haberarts.com/—the most comprehensive review of contemporary art and art history anywhere online, with upmarket pages views.
- Interactive chemistry assignments: Storyboard-structured Web tutorial for Prentice-Hall.
- Universe 4.0, the CD-ROM (Kaufmann): In conjunction with a solid revision of a traditional book, this project for W. H. Freeman added the first CD-ROM "textbook" in the sciences.
- Others: Interactive Web design for artists, including Alison A. Raimes, http://www.raimes.com/.
Development editor: W. H. Freeman, 1989–1998
Each of these titles, all with multimedia packaging, had their best editions ever:
- Universe (Kaufmann/Freedman). A market leader's best seller ever.
- Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology (Comer). Accessible offshoot from a steady seller.
- Abnormal Psychology (Comer): With the look of a popular magazine and scholarly balance, this text packaged with interactive video clips took off in its third edition.
- Chemistry: Matter, Molecules, and Change (Atkins/Jones):
Once formally dropped after two editions, it became the year's top budgeted title. First-year sales increased 230 percent world wide, 70 percent domestically, over its second edition.
- Discovering the Universe (Kaufmann/Comins) and its CD-ROM:
With a new, untried author and a fresh vision, sales roughly tripled in this 4th edition and its Media Update.
- Quantitative Chemical Analysis (Harris): This edition, with built-in spreadsheet tutorial, swept two-thirds of its market.
Physics editor: W. H. Freeman, 1992
Responsibility for a new list until corporate restructuring eliminated the position. Contacts in physics, astronomy, and multimedia led to an award-winning trade title.
Development editor: Harper & Row, 1985–1989
Disciplines ranged widely:
- Physics with Health Science Applications (Urone): The first successful text in its market.
- The Harper American Literature (McQuade et al.): The anthology that at last gave voice to all of America's heritage, including women and minorities.
A.B. physics: Princeton University, 1977
Computer and multimedia expertise
HTML, XML/DTD, PHP, SQL/MySQL, Windows networking, Office, Access, Lotus 1-2-3, Paradox, Quark, BASIC, and FORTRAN:
- Its Web graphics: styled and animated in Photoshop, Corel PhotoPaint, and Flash.
- Developed: A textbook in Pascal.
Of the extensive writing in the arts, science, and education on behalf of haberarts.com or columbia earthscape, portions have appeared elsewhere online, in class, and in other publications. Many have appeared as well on ArtBistro, where I was a regular contributor. Also serves on the board of Associated Artists of Portland.
- "Listening to Abstraction: Jennifer Wynne Reeves," Artillery (April 2013).
- "Art After the Storm: Hurricane Sandy," Artillery (February 2013).
- "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Docent," used in docent training at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College.
- "Is It Post-Minimalism Yet?: Richard Artschwager and Wade Guyton," Artillery (December 2012).
- "In So Many Words: Sharon Hayes," Artillery (October 2012).
- "So Much Depends: Bill Bollinger," Artillery (August 2012).
- "A Rude Bridge: Marianne Vitale," Artillery (April 2012).
- "Men and Utopias: Richard Rorty on Feminism," reprinted in Basque translation in Geek Science, Jennifer Indurayne, ed. (February 2012).
- "Performance in Black and White: Clifford Owens," ArtExperience:NYC (February 2012).
- "Will He Be Back? Maurizio Cattelan," Artillery (February 2012).
- "The Perfect Storm: Do Ho Suh," Artillery (December 2011).
- "Color Blindness and Insight," catalog essay for Color, Art, and the Mind's Eye, Central Booking (September 2011).
- "Teen Idols: Ryan Trecartin and Gen Y Art," Artillery (August 2011).
- "Space Is the Place: Radcliffe Bailey," Artillery (June 2011).
- "That Old Time Religion: Terence Koh," Artillery (May 2011).
- "Moving Images: The 2011 New York Art Fairs," Salon Dagmara (March 2011).
- "Alternative Spaces and Alternative Histories," Artillery (January 2011).
- "Bright Lights, Big City: David Salle in the 1980s," Salon Dagmara (May 2010).
- "A State of Emergency: Nari Ward," Artillery (May 2010).
- "Art's Evil Empire: Jeffrey Deitch and LA MOCA," Artillery (March 2010).
- "Strike Three: Claire Fontaine," Artillery (March 2010).
- "Shrinking Pains: Art in the Great Recession," Artillery (January 2010).
- "How to Succeed in Business: A Conversation with Edward Winkleman," Artillery (November 2009).
- "An Italian Funeral in Harlem: Maurizio Cattelan Is Dead," Artillery (September 2009).
- "Bulleted Lists: Emily Jacir," Artillery (April 2009).
- "The Art of Displacement: Yael Bartana," Artillery (December 2008).
- "Burned Out: Ugo Rondinone and Martin Boyce," Artillery (November 2008).
- "La Bella Piet: Laurel Farrin's Trompe l'Oeil Mondrian," Artillery (October 2008).
- "Hey, Hey, We're the Monkeys: David Byrne Plays the Building," Artillery (September 2008).
- "Shock Therapy: The State of the New York Arts," Artillery (September 2008).
- "Girls in Their Summer Dresses: Amy Cutler," Artillery (May 2008).
- "Chick Lit: Tom Burr at SculptureCenter," Artillery (March 2008).
- "Cornering Painting: Cordy Ryman," Artillery (December 2007).
- "A Question of Painting: 'What Is Painting?' at MOMA," Artillery (November 2007).
- "Jim Shaw: Apostle of Thrift," Artillery (September 2007).
- "Devil in a Red Dress: Carla Gannis," Perfect 8 (Summer 2007).
- "Joan Jonas: Morning, Noon, and Night," Artillery (June 2007).
- "Christina McPhee: La Conchita Mon Amour," Artillery (December 2006).
- "Sex as a Museum Piece: The Museum of Sex," Artillery (November 2006).
- "The Body in Question: Eva Hesse," Sharkforum (June 2006), and other contributions as author/contributing editor (ongoing).
- "Bold Type: When Art Becomes the Headline," invited talk, Pierro Gallery, South Orange (June 2006).
- "Fault-Finding: Christina McPhee's Digital Landscape," exhibition brochure, Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries, WeeGee Entrance Hall, Finland.
- "Speculative Ruins: Maddy Rosenberg and the Artist's Book," Artists Books Reviews (Spring 2006).
- "Making Book: New York/Paris Dialogue Paris/New York," Artists Books Reviews (Winter 2006).
- "Call the Cops: Diane Ravitch's The Language Police," invited review, Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies (September 2005).
- "Drawing Back from the Edge: Has Abstract Art a Future?," American Abstract Artists (Fall 2005).
- "What Was Realism," invited lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (September 2004).
- "Dik F. Liu," catalog essay, Allen Sheppard Gallery (Fall 2004)
- "User-Based Resource Design in Earth Science Education," with M. Luby and K. Wittenberg, presented at the fall 2001 meeting of American Geophysical Union.
- "Assessment and Diversity in a Digital Library Through columbia earthscape," with M. Luby and K. Wittenberg, Journal of Geoscience Education (2001).
- "If You Build It, Will They Come? columbia earthscape and Assessing Public Needs Online," with K. Wittenberg and M. Luby, presented at the 2000 meeting of the Geological Society of America.
- "Building a Digital Library: columbia earthscape, Step by Step," with K. Wittenberg and M. Luby, presented at the 2000 meeting of the Geological Society of America.
- "Campaign 2000: The Eco-Impact," Earth Affairs (November 2000).
- "columbia earthscape: An Online Resource on the Global Environment," with K. Wittenberg and M. Luby, presented at the spring 2000 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
- "columbia earthscape: Using the Web to Make Interdisciplinary Connections II," presented at the fall 1999 meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
- "columbia earthscape: Using the Web to Make Interdisciplinary Connections I," presented at the 1999 meeting of the Geological Society of America.
- "Griselda Pollock's Avant-Garde Gambits," Cultural Studies Times (Fall 1995).
References on request.