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James Maurer
James Maurer is a science and technical publishing professional and entrepreneur. Upon completion of his M.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he relocated to New York, where he took on the position of Managing Editor for Charles Scribner's Sons 16-volume reference publication, Dictionary of Scientific Biography. At Scribner's, Maurer also published The Album of Science series and other science reference titles.

After his move to W.H.Freeman/Scientific American, Maurer was instrumental in the launch of The Scientific American Library and a telecourse, Brain, Mind and Behavior, produced in conjunction with the Educational Broadcasting System and the Annenberg Foundation.

Following that, Maurer and a business partner from Scientific American developed a business plan and raised an initial and two subsequent rounds of funding to found Cogito Learning Media, a company that developed and published print, video, and online learning tools for the higher-education, distance-learning and professional-development markets.

Maurer has also been affiliated with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on three separate occasions: First, in the 1990s, when, as Publisher of the association's flagship, Communications, he led the effort to revitalize the publication and move it from a journal to a magazine format. In 2002, he returned to head the development of the new ACM Queue Magazine, with the goal of expanding the ACM's reach into the computing practitioner community. In the interim (non-ACM) periods, Maurer helped found two other publishing companies — one in California and one in Maine, and has now come back to the ACM as the Publisher of ACM Queue (now a web only publication) and the company's liaison to its Practitioner Board.
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