University of Missouri Provost Brian Foster announced David Rosenbaum as the director of the University of Missouri Press. Rosenbaum, director of product development and project management for the American Heart Association, will assume his new role November 1.

“We all know that scholarly communication is in a state of extreme volatility, changing at every level,” said Foster. “David brings to Mizzou a very aggressive, out-of-the-box perspective that will be very important in making the press successful in the current publishing environment. He has some compelling ideas of how to create a more visible presence for the Press in the world of scholarly publishing.”

Prior to his current position at the American Heart Association, where he has managed the domestic and international publishing branches of the association, Rosenbaum served as senior acquisitions editor at Elsevier, senior acquisitions editor at Delmar Cengage Learning, and senior publisher and production manager at the Iowa State Press.

“The University of Missouri Press has overcome a unique challenge,” said Rosenbaum, refering to the near closing of the press. “I see this as an opportunity to become a premier scholarly publisher while actively supporting the university’s mission.”