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OBJECTIVE: Position as a science/environment reporter or editor.


Columbia University, M.S. Journalism, May 1998.

University of Virginia, Postgraduate studies in Environmental Sciences, 1991-2003.

George Mason University, M.S. Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, May 1991.

Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Attended medical school, 1986-1987.

University of Oklahoma, Postgraduate studies in Geography, 1983-1985.

Louisiana State University in Shreveport, B.S. Biology, Cum Laude, August 1983.


Correspondent for Vegetarian Times, Agence France-Presse, The Lancet, Geotimes, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Alumni News, Mercator's World, Woods Hole Currents, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Bioinform, 1997-present. Covers breaking news; writes profiles of scientists, features and news articles on research advances and science history.

Author with Rutgers University Press, 1999-present. Wrote Upheaval from the Abyss: Ocean Floor Mapping and the Earth Science Revolution, about the contributions of ocean research in the development of the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.

Contributor to Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2003; Magill's Medical Guide, 2003-2004; and Magill's Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life, 2001-2002. Writes articles on terrorism, diseases and ecology.

Scriptwriter for Finger Lakes Productions Inc., 2002-2003. Wrote scripts for the syndicated radio programs Our Ocean World and MicrobeWorld.

Editor for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Alumni Association, 2001. Edited The Lamont we knew. . ., a collection of reminiscences by former and current Lamonters.

Copy editor, systems editor, pagination editor and producer for the Daily Press and Digital City Hampton Roads in Newport News, Va., 1998-2000; and the Daily Record in Parsippany, N.J., 1996-1998. Duties included copy editing, page design, pagination, design and maintenence of web pages.

Assistant sports editor for The (Petersburg, Va.) Progress-Index, 2004. Helped plan and execute coverage of daily sporting events, including photographic assignments; planned and executed section presentation; and served as newspaper's outdoor columnist.

Sports correspondent, copy editor and copy boy for University Sports Publications, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, 2000-2004; The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., 1991-1994; and The Times in Shreveport, La., 1980, 1981, 1985-1987. Duties included writing feature articles and on-deadline stories, re-write, copy editing and headline writing.

Photographer for Weigl Educational Publishers, 2002; Betta Dreams (www.bettadreams.com), 2001; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 1999; and The Times in Shreveport, La., circa 1982.

Videographer for the Shreveport Captains baseball team and First United Methodist Church, Shreveport, La., 1987. Shot closed-circuit broadcasts of baseball games and taped commercials for church services.