Carole Saltz is a publisher of graduate texts and professional development works in education. She was Director of Teachers College Press, the university press for Teachers College, Columbia University, retiring January, 2019 after 35 years. In her role as Director, she oversaw operations and staff with a special concentration in acquisitions. During her tenure, TC Press achieved both academic and financial success, becoming widely recognized in the field of education for texts that blend the best of theory and practice. Teachers College Press has published the finest scholars in the field (both national and international), winning many awards over the years, including AERA, FOREWORD, NAEYC division and book of the year awards and the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, multiple times. Her work with staff, authors, board members, and advisors supported the Teachers College Press mission: to contribute to the development of ideas that can make a difference in the world. Her ‘beautiful’ friendship with Maxine Greene, which blossomed from their editorial relationship begun 3 decades earlier with the Dialectic of Freedom and continuing through Variations on a Blue Guitar, served to shape that vision for TC Press. She was a founding board member of the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education in 2003.
Before TC Press, she was Editorial Director and Vice President of Springer Publishing Company where she published texts and professional and reference materials in psychology, medicine, and nursing.
Carole Saltz is a graduate of Bard and City Colleges. A lifelong New Yorker, she counts herself fortunate to live in the most vibrant, art-filled, complex, and democratic city in the world.