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"Using Simple Story Telling Techniques to Communicate Better with the Public, the Media and Decision Makers."
Communications consultant and Colorado State University English Professor Emeritus John Calderazzo uses the language and storytelling skills he’s developed as an award-winning teacher and writer of nonfiction to help scientists and others communicate with the public, the media and decision makers.
He’s the winner of a Best CSU Teacher award, the author of "Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives" and other books, as well as hundreds of stories and articles in popular and literary magazines and anthologies, including Best American Nature Writing and a “Science and the Shore” column for Coastal Living Magazine.
Some of his students have gone on to win the highest awards in American letters or write best-selling nonfiction books. In 2008, he co-founded Changing Climates @ CSU, a series of climate change discussions featuring researchers from 28 CSU departments.
He contributes to The Plainspoken Scientist blog of the American Geophysical Union and has run storytelling workshops for universities and organizations such as the American Meteorological Society, the United States Geological Survey, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.