Georgetown University Press Announces Alfred Bertrand as New Director

WASHINGTON D.C.— Georgetown University Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred (Al) Bertrand as the new Director of Georgetown University Press. He replaces Richard Brown, who left Georgetown in October 2017 after almost 17 years. GUP extends appreciation to Hope LeGro for her service and leadership as Interim Director for the past year.

Bertrand arrives at Georgetown after having spent the last eight years at Princeton University Press. First as Publishing Director for Europe, Bertrand led European publishing operations from 2010 to 2013, then transitioned to become Associate Publishing Director. In this role, he drove efforts to expand global reach, increase revenue and establish a presence in China. Most recently, he served as the press’s Editor-in-Chief, leading editorial efforts and expanding international authorship.

Prior to joining Princeton University Press, Bertrand served as Editorial Director for John Wiley and Sons in Oxford. He began his career with Blackwell Publishing in 1999 as Commissioning Editor for Classical Studies and Ancient History. Bertrand has a Masters of Arts in Classics from Princeton University and received a bachelor’s in history from the University of Chicago.

Mr. Bertrand shares, “I'm honored to be the next director of Georgetown University Press.  Georgetown University Press is known for the excellence of its authors and its staff.  I'm delighted to be a part of this tradition. I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Georgetown and Washington, DC, communities as we together create a future that embodies Georgetown's mission of service to others.”

Georgetown University Press publishes approximately forty new books per year, as well as three journals, with an active list of almost 1,000 titles. These publications primarily service a global audience of higher education teachers and students and the scholarly community, and many also reach the general reading public. Our content and our pedagogy help to unite people across different cultures speaking different languages and illuminates, clarifies, and responds to some of the world's most difficult questions and challenges. These works, written by an international group of authors representing a broad range of intellectual perspectives, focus on international affairs, languages & linguistics, religion & ethics, and topics related to the Washington, DC, region.