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I contribute stories to several Penn State magazines, including Research Penn StatePenn State Ag Science, Engineering Penn State, and Penn State Smeal Magazine in the Smeal College of Business. I also write news releases featured on news.psu.edu. Read samples of my work by clicking on the titles below.

If you need an accomplished science writer with the ability to interview researchers and scientists–communicating their complex work in clear and easily understood language for the general public–contact me.

Climate change risk: the politics of coastal homesPenn State Smeal Magazine, Fall 2022 – How does partisan politics impact who is purchasing homes near the ocean? Two researchers look at how differences in views on climate change among Democrats and Republicans have an effect on residential decisions in coastal communities.

Return and get itResearch/Penn State, Fall 2019 (page 12) – Penn State researchers are working with makers in a West African e-waste scrapyard, creating possibilities for innovation. In this cover story for Research/Penn State, find out what these makers are creating and how they’re drawing on knowledge of the past to move forward.

Worlds awayResearch/Penn State, Spring 2019 (page 14) – Is the existence of Earth just a great coincidence, or are there other planets out there like us? Meet three Penn State astrophysicists and learn about their search for Earth-like planets outside our solar system.

Catching carbon – Penn State News, November 2018 – Penn State researchers are working on methods to catch, store, and use carbon dioxide instead of sending it into the atmosphere.

Start your enginesResearch Penn State, Fall 2014 (page 24) – Full-scale facility provides a new spin on gas turbines.

In disease outbreak management, flexibility can save lives and money – Penn State News, October 2014 – A new approach for responding to and managing disease outbreaks is being proposed by a team of epidemiologists led by two Penn State University researchers. The team’s flexible approach could save many lives and millions of dollars.

The Grass Keeps Getting Greener: 75 Years of Turfgrass Research and Education at Penn State – a book I wrote commemorating the 75th anniversary of Penn State’s turfgrass management program.