About the Authors & Editors
Like Wiley itself, the book Knowledge for Generations is an ambitious undertaking that is the creation of many people. The book is a collaboration between authors (Timothy Curtis Jacobsen, George David Smith, and Robert E. Wright), and editors-in-chief (Peter Booth Wiley, Susan Brophy Spilka, and Barbara L. Heaney) and dozens of past and present Wiley colleagues, partners, competitors, and friends.
Timothy Curtis Jacobson is an author and editor who founded Chicago Times magazine.
George David Smith is a Clinical Professor of Economics and International Business at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Among his numerous works are The Anatomy of a Business Strategy and From Monopoly to Competition.
Robert E. Wright is a Clinical Associate Professor of Economics at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is the coauthor, with George David Smith of Mutually Beneficial, among other books.
Peter Booth Wiley is Chairman of the Board of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. A member of the sixth generation of the Wiley family to be involved in the Company, Peter joined the Wiley Board of Directors in 1984 and succeeded his brother, Bradford Wiley II, as chairman in September 2002. A journalist and author, Peter has written five books, and his articles and columns have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, The Nation, among many other publications.
Susan Brophy Spilka is Wiley's Corporate Communications Director. As chief spokesperson, she represents the company to the media, investor community, industry and government officials, competitors, and employees. Prior to joining Wiley in 1993, she held marketing and corporate communications positions for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Council President Carol Bellamy. She received her B.A. from Reed College.
Barbara L. Heaney is the Director of Product and Market Development for Wiley's Global Education group. She works with authors, editors, and a team of developmental editors to shape competitive texts for the market, creating the most effective teaching and learning materials for students. A Wiley veteran, she joined Wiley in 1984 and has worked across all the course areas in which Global Education publishes. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Creighton University.