In recent years, universities have been so thoroughly engulfed by new, upstart scholarly communications technologies that the sturdiest form of academic communication of them all, the book, appears lost in the maelstrom. But the book is still with us and as relevant as ever. Reports of its death, to paraphrase Mark Twain, are greatly exaggerated.
Peter J. Dougherty
Peter J. Dougherty is director of Princeton University Press. His engagement with social science books and their authors began in 1979 when he was named sociology and anthropology editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Since then he has worked as an editor across the social sciences, primarily in economics. During his years there, Princeton has published a dozen Nobel Prize–winning economists. Currently his main editorial interest is in the scholarship on higher education.