Contributors to This Issue
Keely Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sierra College. After completing her Bachelor’s at CSU, Sacramento, she worked for a few years at the Department of Fish and Game collecting data from salmonid species in the Sacramento and American Rivers before returning to CSUS to complete a Master’s Degree in Conservation. It was while studying for her Master’s that she discovered a love of teaching and started teaching as a graduate teaching associate in 1998. After completing a research project on the ecology of the western spotted skunk, she received her Master’s degree in 2000 and started working as a part-time faculty member in biology for CSUS, Sacramento City College and Folsom Lake College.
In the fall of 2007 she started her full-time teaching career in biology at Sierra College where she teaches courses in general biology for non-major's students, natural history, environmental regulations and field methods in ecology. She hopes to further develop the non-major’s biology program and to provide opportunities for field research to students at the college. Keely is also an active member of the Natural History Museum Committee.
Jeff Grabmeier is director of research communications at Ohio State University, where he has worked since 1985. He has done freelance writing for several consumer and college magazines and has written chapters for the books “Soul of the Sky” and “Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Family and Personal Relationships.”
He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Science Writers, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Before coming to Ohio State, Jeff was a reporter for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune and the Columbus Citizen-Journal. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University and an M.A. in political science from Ohio State.
Randy Olson earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and became a professor of marine biology before moving to Hollywood for his second career as a filmmaker. Since obtaining an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California School of Cinema, he has written and directed the critically acclaimed films Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus and Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy, and co-founded the Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project, a partnership between scientists and Hollywood to communicate the crisis facing our oceans.