Private Workshop: American Psychological Association

May 16-17, 2019 — Please see your agenda for detailed times and locations

A team from the Alda Center will visit the American Psychological Association to help researchers learn to communicate more effectively with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, students, potential employers or funders, and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills — knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it matters. This event is private, with participation by invitation only.

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Workshop Instructor(s)
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Nicole Leavey, PhD

Message Design Faculty

Dr. Nicole J. Leavey is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Technology, Policy and Innovation from Stony Brook University, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Her research interests focus on public engagement actions of scientists, science communication training and gender roles. She also contributes to evidence-based curriculum design and delivers communication training for scientists at both academic and professional institutions.

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Marcy McGinnis

Workshop Instructor

Marcy McGinnis is a professional career and life coach and a communications trainer. Her areas of concentration include the scientific and media industries. She is an award-winning television news network and cable senior executive with university journalism school administrative and academic experience. She was instrumental in the creation of the Center for News Literacy, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, all housed at Stony Brook University. 

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Carla Jablonski

Improvisation Instructor

Carla Jablonski is an actor, writer, and editor with extensive experience in several forms of improvisation. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Vassar College (BA: Anthropology), and New York University (MA: Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts Administration, Cultural Studies, and Playwriting). 

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David Calvitto

Instructor

David Calvitto is an improvisation instructor for the Alda Center Workshops on the Road. He is primarily an actor and theater director.