March 30, 2005

Princeton Press names new director . . .


The vacancy left by Walter Lippincott, who plans to retire from his post as director of Princeton University Press, will be filled by Peter J. Dougherty, a PUP economics editor, according to an official press release. Doughtery, who is known as the editor of Robert J. Shiller‘s bestseller Irrational Exuberance, is a 13-year PUP veteran; Doughtery is also the author of Who’s Afraid of Adam Smith? (published not by PUP but John Wiley & Sons). Lippincott has previously outlined Princeton’s plans to scale back its trade titles and strengthen its publishing of professional titles in business and economics.

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.