Alan Alda, a Fellow of the American Academy since 2006, is an actor, writer,
and director. He hosted the award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers
for eleven years. In January 2010, he hosted a new science series on PBS called
The Human Spark. In 2006, he was presented with the National Science Board’s
Public Service Award for his efforts in helping broaden the public’s understanding
Robert Bazell has served as Chief Science and Health Correspondent for NBC
News for more than thirty years. He is the author of many scholarly and popular
articles as well as the book Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment
for Breast Cancer (1998). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including
Peabody, Columbia-DuPont, and several Emmys.
Rick E. Borchelt is Director of Communications for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s research, education, and economics mission area. His career
in science public affairs has included stints at the White House, Congress, academia,
and industry in addition to the USDA and other federal agencies. He is a member
of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and a past President
of the D.C. Science Writers Association. He is a Fellow of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science.
Cornelia Dean is a science writer and former Science Editor at The New York
Times. She teaches seminars at Harvard University on the communication of
science. Her publications include Am I Making Myself Clear? A Scientist’s Guide
to Talking to the Public (2009) and Against the Tide (2001).
Lynne T. Friedmann is a science communications consultant and writer who
has worked on behalf of Regis McKenna Public Relations, National Academies of Sciences
and Engineering, Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, The Salk Institute,
and bioscience industry clients. She is Editor of ScienceWriters, published
by the National Association of Science Writers. She is a Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Women in Science, and
the Public Relations Society of America.
Alfred Hermida is Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia
Graduate School of Journalism. He studies participatory journalism and social media;
his research has appeared in Journalism Practice and M/C Journal.
In 2010, he was named an IBM CAS Canada Research Faculty Fellow. A founding news
editor of the BBC News website, he spent sixteen years at the BBC. His work has
also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, and
The Times (London).
Earle Holland, Assistant Vice President for Research Communications at Ohio
State University, has headed a program for more than three decades that explains
university research to both the news media and the public. A former reporter, his
programs have garnered more than sixty awards, and he is recognized as a national
leader in the field of science communications. He has taught graduate courses in
science journalism and authored two regular newspaper columns spanning twenty-five
years that cover science, medicine, and geography.
Donald Kennedy, a Fellow of the American Academy since 1968, is President
Emeritus, Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Emeritus, and Senior
Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. He is
the former Editor-in-Chief of Science and former Commissioner of the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration. His recent publications include State of the Planet,
2008–2009 (with the editors of Science, 2009).
Jon D. Miller is currently the John A. Hannah Professor of Integrative Studies
at Michigan State University. On August 1, 2010, he will join the faculty of the
Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. His publications include
Citizenship in an Age of Science (1980), The American People and Science
Policy (1983), Public Perceptions of Science and Technology: A Comparative Study
of the European Union, the United States, Japan, and Canada (1997),
and Biomedical Communications: Purposes, Audiences, and Strategies (2001).
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Geneva Overholser, a Fellow of the American Academy since 2001, is Director
of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication &
Journalism. Previously, she held the Curtis B. Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting
at the Missouri School of Journalism; she served in the school’s Washington
bureau. She was Editor of The Des Moines Register from 1988 to 1995, leading
the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Cristine Russell is a Senior Fellow in the Environment and Natural Resources
Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard
Kennedy School. She was a Spring 2006 Fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the
Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is President
of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and a past President of the
National Association of Science Writers. A former Washington Post
reporter, Russell is currently a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review
and a correspondent for The Atlantic online.
William A. Wulf, a Fellow of the American Academy since 1995, is University
Professor at the University of Virginia and President Emeritus of the National Academy
of Engineering. He is the author of more than a hundred papers and two patents.
His books include Fundamental Structures of Computer Science (1980) and The
Design of an Optimizing Compiler (1980). He is a Fellow of the National
Academy of Engineering and the Association of Computing Machinery. He is a member
of eight foreign academies.