John Lenahan

John Lenahan

Associate Vice President, Journals and Books

As associate vice president, journals and books, John collaborates with publishers and libraries to develop products and programs that support their organizational needs and missions.  He works with the more than 2,000 publishers partnered with ITHAKA to make their content available on the JSTOR platformHe also works closely with libraries to develop  growth strategies for the journals and books programs to ensure we meet their research, teaching, and preservation needs.

Prior to this role, John led our global Outreach team working with libraries and consortia in 170 countries.  He also played a pivotal role in launching and growing both library and publisher participation in the Books at JSTOR program.  John has over 20 years of experience in the library community. He worked with SoftLine Information to bring ethnic newspapers online and spent ten years at ProQuest in a variety of roles collaborating with publishers and the library communities.

John was an instructor at Moorpark College for over 12 years and established the first online course at the college, introducing electronic resources into the classroom to expand student learning.  He holds a master’s degree in academic research from Humboldt State University and a master of business administration from the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore.