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Maureen Clarke Named Director Of Publications At The Lincoln Institute

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maureen Clarke, an editorial manager at Google, has been named Director of Publications at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Lincoln Institute president Gregory K. Ingram announced. She succeeds Ann LeRoyer, who retired after serving 17 years.

The Lincoln Institute has published 100 books, 34 Policy Focus Reports, nearly 800 working papers, more than 120 issues of the quarterly journal Land Lines – available in English and Spanish, and in print and online -- as well as other products including multimedia and a documentary film series, since 1974 when the Institute was founded. More recently, a total of 16 titles have been converted to eBooks available through Amazon's Kindle store.

Looking ahead, the Lincoln Institute seeks to continue to make strides in digital publishing and dissemination of the organization's work, Ingram said.

"We will benefit from Maureen's background in both web-based and traditional publications as the Lincoln Institute continues to develop new modes of communication with researchers, policy makers, and others concerned with land policy around the world.  I am delighted to have Maureen engaged with us in this effort."

Maureen Clarke has twenty years of experience as a staff manager and cross-platform editor and writer of place-related content for a full range of long- and short-form digital and print publications.  As an editorial manager at Google in New York, she wrote and edited hotel and restaurant reviews for mobile viewing. She was previously a senior editor at Frommer's travel guides (John Wiley & Sons), where she served as Content Lead on a series of enhanced eBooks by Inkling (including France Day by Day), in addition to editing scores of other first-edition illustrated guidebooks and a seven-language phrasebook series.

As a Project Manager for Aperture Foundation, she developed high-end documentary photography books (including Inside Algeria and Then Palestine). As Managing Editor of Artforum, she edited international art reviews in translation and made the trains run on time, preceded by another run as ME at Travel Holiday magazine.

A resident curator for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, she developed and maintains the website and blog www.residentcurator.com, which chronicles her experience restoring an early 19 th-century farmhouse in Bradley Palmer State Park in South Hamilton. She has a B.A. in English from Albright College and an M.A.T. from Brown University. She is a fluent non-native Spanish speaker, a dual Irish-American citizen, and an ardent devotee of hot vinyasa yoga.

"I've shuttled happily over the years between digital and print, magazines and books, and editorial and management," Clarke said. "I am honored to be joining the Lincoln Institute at a time when our work seems more critical than ever, as the U.S. continues recovering from a national housing crisis and from extreme weather events that are forcing us to build more solvent and resilient cities and communities."

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