Alan Kotok
4521 N. 41st Street
Arlington, VA 22207USA
+1 202-380-5425 (cell)
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Alan Kotok is a Washington, DC-based reporter and writer on technology, business, and public policy, and editor and publisher of Science and Enterprise, an online news service on the value chain connecting scientific discovery with the marketplace. Kotok has written or co-authored four books, three for print and one e-book, and has contributed to several technology and business magazines and Web sites.

Education & Affiliations

Graduate Certificate Technology of Management
American University
September 1981 - June 1982
MSc Public Communications
Boston University
September 1967 - May 1969
BA Journalism
University of Iowa
September 1963 - June 1967

Professional Experience

Editor and Publisher
Science and Enterprise, Arlington, Virginia
July 2010 - Present
Started an online news service on developments involving the transformation of scientific discoveries into marketable products and services.
Managing Editor
Science Careers, Washington, DC
August 2003 - June 2010
Science Careers is the online employment, career development, and funding portal of Science magazine. I directed production of the publication's weekly issues, upgraded the publication's art and graphics, and supervised two major technical upgrades. I also led the site's GrantsNet funding database, making it the most comprehensive online resource of its kind, and turning it into an income producer. In addition, I wrote occasional articles and contributed frequent items to the Science Careers blog.
Director of Publishing
Data Interchange Standards Association, Alexandria, VA
October 1999 - June 2003
Also served as the organization's director of education and standards manager for the Open Travel Alliance, a major client.
Vice-President, electronic business
Graphic Communications Association, Alexandria, VA
April 1990 - September 1999
GCA (now IDEAlliance) is a publishing industry standards organization. I managed development of production standards dealing with paper inventory and print processes, and later led the organization's progression into standards for electronic business transactions. I also started and managed the organization's first Web site.
Chief, Technology Planning
U.S. Information Agency, Washington, DC
July 1969 - December 1984
Other positions during my USIA career: research analyst, training officer, reserve foreign service officer. Details included Middle East, Africa, and Japan.