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Administration and Faculty

David Unger  David Unger, Director 
  Office: NAC 6/323
  Phone: 212 650 7925
  E-mail: ccnypub@aol.com and dunger@ccny.cuny.edu

  David Unger has an MFA from Columbia University, 1975 and has been the Director of the
  PCP since its inception in 1998. Born in Guatemala, he is a widely published novelist and
  translator as well.



Retha PowersRetha Powers, Assistant Director

Office: NAC 6/323
Phone: 212 650 7927
E-mail: rpowers@ccny.cuny.edu

Retha Powers has been the PCP Assistant Director since 2007. A long-time publishing professional, she is also a writer and editor. Her most recent publication is Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations (Little, Brown and Company, 2013).


Adjunct Faculty

Jason_ashlock_web  Jason Ashlock (E-Book and Digital Publishing) is President of Movable Type Management, a
  literary management firm that fosters storytelling across platforms, devices, territories, and
  generations. As such, he develops properties in print and digital media for the more than
  one hundred authors he represents. He serves on the advisory board of a number of
  publishing technology startups and lectures frequently across the country on topics within
  media, publishing, and book history.

Rakia Clark (Introduction to Publishing) consults with literary agencies and publishers, including  The Menza-Barron Agency, Adrienne Ingram Books, and Pocket Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. She is a former editor at Kensington Publishing and an assistant editor at Penguin Group USA. She attended the Columbia Publishing Summer Course at Columbia University.

Lisa Healy (The Publishing Practicum, Introduction to Publishing) has worked in publishing for over thirty years. She has been a senior production editor at Simon & Schuster since 2003.  She is the editor of My First Year in Book Publishing: Real-World Stories from America's Book Publishing Professionals, published by Walker and Company in 1994 and selected by the New York Public Library as a Notable Book for the Teen Years.

TMHeadshot  Tanya McKinnon (Books for Young Readers and Young Adults) is a literary agent and
  children's book writer. Most recently she co-authored Zora and Me, a middle grade novel
  (the first in a trilogy about young Zora Neale Hurston) that won the Coretta Scott King
  John Steptoe Award for New Talent. She is also the co-author of Oskar, a picture book
  illustrated by NYT bestselling author/illustrator Mark Siegel. 


CFR  Carol Ross
(Legal Issues in Publishing) is an Executive Vice President and the Director of the
  Legal Department at the Hachette Book Group USA. Prior work experience includes stints
  at Time Warner, Inc. and CBS, Inc. She has her JD degree from the Brooklyn Law School
  and is the Chair of the lawyers' Committee of the Association of American Publishers.



CTaylorcolorjpg  Carol Taylor (The Editorial Process, Introduction to Publishing), a former Random House
  Book editor,  is the author of seven books and the editor of the best-selling Brown
  Sugar
series. She was the book review editor for QBR, the Black Book Review, a
  contributor to Publisher's Weekly, Essence, UPTOWN, Oneworld, Tango Magazine,
  Vibe
, Vibe Vixen, and Dwell.


John Jusino
(The Fundamentals of Copyediting and Proofreading) works at HarperCollins Publishers as Copy Chief/Manager of Production Editorial and Managing Editor of Amistad. He joined the publishing industry in 1986, was previously the Managing Editor of Henry Holt and Company. He has also held various positions in the managing editor and copy departments of Newmarket Press, Viking, Crown, Grove, and Simon and Schuster.