Barbara K. Pope
Director, Johns Hopkins University Press
Barbara Kline Pope is director of Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP), one of the nation’s largest university presses, annually publishing 150 new books and 97 journals across the life, health, and social sciences, public health, and humanities. At JHUP, she is also responsible for Project MUSE, an innovative aggregation of more than 60,000 books and 670 journals from more than 250 scholarly publishers and for Hopkins Fulfillment Services, serving university presses with print and electronic book distribution, title database services, and sales representation. Prior to her role at JHUP, Barbara was Executive Director for Communications at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Executive Director of the National Academies Press (NAP). There she transformed NAP’s traditional print business model to one that is completely open-access, developed pioneering programs for engaging public audiences with science and engineering, and facilitated more robust research in the field of science communication. She serves on the Advisory Board of TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), is a past president of the Association of American University Presses, and holds an M.S. from the University of Maryland.