We are pleased to announce that Eric Schwartz joined the Press as Editorial Director on Monday, September 29. He replaces Jennifer Crewe, who was promoted to President and Director of the Press in June.
Eric was Senior Editor for Sociology and Cognitive Science at Princeton University Press, a job he has held since 2008. During that time he established a new list in cognitive science and revitalized the sociology list, turning it into one of the top lists in the field. Before moving to Princeton he was psychology editor at Cambridge University Press. He started his career at Springer as a manufacturing assistant and Oxford University Press as manufacturing controller. He became production controller at Cambridge and moved into the editorial department in 2006. Along the way he earned a Ph.D. in political science from the New School for Social Research. His BA, in international relations, is from the University of Delaware. Eric has been active with the Association of American University Presses and the Bookbinder’s Guild of New York.
Eric will start a sociology list at Columbia University Press and build upon the existing list in neuroscience, which was created by the Publisher for Life Sciences.
Eric says, “I am thrilled by the opportunity to work for New York City’s premier university press. It has an engaged and enthusiastic staff, starting with its new President and Director. I’m looking forward to collaborating with Columbia University’s wider academic community on publishing great books. Let’s get started!”
Jennifer Crewe says, “I am delighted that Eric will join the Press to lead our already strong editorial team to even greater heights and augment our lists in two areas of strength at the university.”