Meet Barbara Kline Pope

Executive Director
Hopkins Press

Barbara Kline Pope is Executive Director of Johns Hopkins University Press, annually publishing 150 new books and nearly 100 journals across the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, education, health and wellness, and  public health. She is also responsible for Project MUSE, a leading aggregator hosting scholarly work from 200 publishers’ 700 journals and 70,000 books. Prior to her role at JHUP, she 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 provide free, open-access content, developed innovative programs for engaging public audiences with science and engineering, and facilitated more robust research in the field of science communication through managing the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia series on The Science of Science Communication. In collaboration with P.K. Kannan, she won the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science Practice Prize Award in 2007. She is a past president of the Association of University Presses, and holds an M.S. from the University of Maryland.