School of the Arts Faculty

John Rodzvilla

Senior Electronic Publisher-in-Residence (2007)

B.A. Skidmore College


John Rodzvilla

John Rodzvilla has worked on a variety of editorial, production, and subsidiary rights endeavors in publishing. He acquired and developed non-fiction titles for Da Capo Press, Perseus Publishing, and Basic Books, including titles on business writing, weblog development, forensic science, and general non-fiction. At Perseus, Rodzvilla was responsible for a print-on-demand program that took out-of-print backlist titles and put them back into print as paperbacks. Rodzvilla also worked in the subsidiary rights department of the Perseus Books Group where he licensed titles for translation in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa. Additionally, at Perseus, he was part of the digital rights team that developed digital initiatives with Google, Amazon, Sony, and Microsoft.

Rodzvilla edited the first collection of weblog writings, We've Got Blog (Basic Books), in 2002. While earning his Master's in Library and Information Science from Simmons College, Rodzvilla received a grant to study the applications of the Amazon Kindle in the library and worked in the library's technical services department. Rodzvilla has presented on social networks and blogging for libraries across the country, including at the Computers in Library conference, the American Library Association's annual conference, and the annual conference for the Association of College and Research Libraries. Currently a consultant on digitization and new media, Rodzvilla also lectures and writes within the library community on the role of new technology in scholarship and information services.

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Contact

Office: Ansin 1017A

Phone: 3717

E-Mail: john_rodzvilla@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Electronic Publishing Overview (PB403)
Top: Music Writing (PB491)
Top: Profile Writing (PB491)
Top: Writing about Subcultures (PB491)
Top: Advanced Applications for Print Publishing (PB491)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (PB491)
Top: App for Print Publishing (PB590)
Top: Children's Publishing (PB590)
Top: Creating Digital Chpbk (PB590)
Topics: Book Editing (PB590)
Topics: Mag. Publish Overview (PB590)
Electronic Publishing Overview (PB692)
Top: Educational Publishing (PB694)
Top: Magazine Marketing (PB694)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (PB694)
Top: Innovation in Publishing: Trade & Literary Entrepreneurship (PB694)
Top: Innovation in Publishing: Trade & Literary Entrepreneurship (PB694)
Top: Innovation in Publishing: Trade & Literary Entrepreneurship (PB694)
Web Development for Electronic Publishing (PB696)
Top: Audio Prod/Profes Studio (VM420)
Top: Directing and Producing the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (VM420)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (VM420)
Top: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (VM420)
Top: Magic Hour: The Art of Cinematography in LA (VM420)
Top: Production Design:Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Top: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Agumented Reality Public Art (VM420)
Top: Studio Independents: Navigation the Motion Picture Industry (VM420)
Top: Studio Independents: Navigation the Motion Picture Industry (VM420)
Top: Studio Independents: Navigation the Motion Picture Industry (VM420)
Top: Technical Craft of the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Topics in Media Arts Practice: Prague Film Program (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Analysis and Production of Web Videos (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Writing and Producing Games (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Screenwriting Lab in Patmos, Greece (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Videogame Writing and Producing (VM420)
Topics Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Design: Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Topics VMA Pracitice: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Augmented Reality Public Art (VM420)

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