Temis Taylor

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Dr. Temis G. Taylor is a Message Design Instructor and Science Communication Researcher at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. As the Center’s lead on Climate Change Communication, she is an advocate for the development of communication skills as a pathway to reduce polarization and improve trust among scientists, the public, and policy makers. Her aim is to help scientists engage with stakeholders, decision makers, and colleagues by more effectively communicating their work across the broad range of knowledge, experience, worldviews, and values that people hold. Dr. Taylor’s research addresses questions of sustainability, resilience, social complexity, and innovation within the context of natural resource and ecological limitations. Her work focuses on public discourse, perceptions of risk, and energy resources and transitions. She holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Society and an M.S. in Bioregional Planning from Utah State University, and a B.S. in Communication from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the Alda Center, she worked on environmental planning projects for government agencies and NGOs, and held faculty and management positions in research and higher education administration. Her work appears in journals such as Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Building Research and Innovation, American Journal of Sociology and Economics, and International Journal of Science and Society, and in several edited volumes.

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Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
Postdoctoral Associate