Our Writing, Literature & Publishing Department is made up of accomplished publishing and writing professionals. They are editors, writers, designers, publishers, and consultants currently working in the field. They come from major industry sources such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Addison-Wesley, Globe Pequot Press, Nation Books, Viking, MIT Technology Review, Penguin, Da Capo Press, Newsweek, Inc., Men’s Journal, Boston Magazine, and The Atlantic Monthly. Their expertise gives you a solid foundation in traditional publishing as well as exposure to current market trends, including innovations in electronic publishing.
Your Graduate Program Director, John Rodzvilla, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.
Meet Your Graduate Program Director
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.