1996 Santa Fe Science-Writing Workshop


Sandra Blakeslee is a freelance science writer and science correspondent for The New York Times, and lives in Santa Fe. She is co-author, with Dr. Judith Wallerstein, of The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts (Houghton Mifflin, 1995) and Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade after Divorce (Ticknor and Fields, 1989). She is now collaborating with a scientist on a book about the brain. Her specialty is cognitive neuroscience.

Cory Dean is deputy Washington editor of The New York Times. She handles coverage of domestic policy and related issues, including health and welfare. Before that she was deputy science editor for The New York Times, and she has taught journalism at the University of Rhode Island, Columbia University, and Vassar College. Her current book project is Against the Tide: The Battle for American Beaches.

Timothy Ferris is a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of the best-selling science books The Mind's Sky (Bantam, 1992) and Coming of Age in the Milky Way (Anchor Doubleday, 1988). He wrote and narrated the popular PBS series "Creation of the Universe" and is writing a book on cosmology and working on a 13-part PBS series on science and liberty. He specializes in astronomy, physics, and the history and philosophy of science.

George Johnson is a former editor of The New York Times "Week in Review" who now lives in Santa Fe and writes under contract for the Times. His books include Fire in the Mind: Science, Faith and the Search for Order (Knopf, 1995), In the Palaces of Memory (Knopf, 1990), and Machinery of the Mind (Times Books, 1986). His interests include physics, linguistics, memory, immunology, developmental biology, the limits of science, and the philosophy of science.


J. T. "Tom" Johnson, an expert on using computers and the Internet for reporting, has worked in publishing, journalism, and higher education for more than 25 years. He is a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University and has been a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and an editor with Scientific American/W. H. Freeman and Company in San Francisco. He has written for Omni, Discover, Smithsonian, Mother Jones, and many other magazines.