• Title Visiting Assistant Professor, Journalism
  • Office 640 Commonwealth Ave., Room 203P
  • Phone (617) 283-8476

I’m a freelance journalist, mainly covering the biological sciences (though I hated science all through school). I regularly contribute to The New York Times, The Washington Post, ScientificAmerican.com, WBUR radio and others. I’ve written two books with Harvard doctors – on autism and adults with ADHD – and I’m currently co-writing a book on the history of innovation in Cambridge, MA, where I live.

What kind of students may want to take your classes?

My classes are focused on the practical: what do you need to know to function as a (print) journalist in today’s climate. But I also push students to think about what they’re doing and why. I particularly connect with students who are engaged in class discussions and in the news, and who want to learn about the profession.

Journalism is essential for democracy. It’s worthwhile, endlessly interesting – and what could be more fun?

Group
Faculty
Departments/Site Areas
Journalism
Degree Programs
MS in Journalism