Engaging with the public is easier than it sounds. You’ve probably already prepared for it by writing articles for a professional journal or speaking at an academic conference. The difference is in the audience and in the language and the media you use to reach them.
Below, four faculty describe how they have communicated their opinions, observations and research findings to the world outside of academia. Training and resources are available to help you do the same.
Meghan DuffyLSA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Duffy has promoted her drug discovery project by writing opinion pieces as well as articles aimed at the general public.
Andrew HoffmanSchool for Environment and Sustainability
Hoffman shares the results of his study of the intersection between business and the environment by writing for online media.
Shobita ParthasarathyFord School of Public Policy
To date, Parthasarathy has published two books to help disseminate her findings regarding science and technology policy.
Will PotterLSA Communication Studies
Potter has been asked to speak before such bodies as Congress and the European Union on his civil liberties research.