Advisory Board Bio: Cornelia Dean

Cornelia_DeanCornelia Dean is a distinguished lecturer and writer-in-residence at Brown. She is best known as a science journalist at The New York Times, where she still writes and was science editor between 1997 and 2003. She began her newspaper career at The Providence Journal. Her first book, Against the Tide, was published in 1999 by Columbia University Press.

Her guide for researchers on communicating with the public, Am I Making Myself Clear?, was published in 2009 by Harvard University Press. She is working on a book about the misuse of scientific information in American public life. Dean teaches at Harvard and has taught at Columbia, Vassar, and URI. AAAS recognized Dean “for compelling and engaging science and health reporting and journalism education spanning a career in the nation’s newspaper industry.”

A trustee emerita of the Corporation of Brown University, Dean earned an A.B. from the University in 1969 and an M.S. in journalism from Boston University in 1981.