SIRI CARPENTER, PH.D.
The Open Notebook (www.theopennotebook.com), 2010-present
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief
- Co-founded and edit non-profit online publication that provides tools and resources to help science journalists improve their skills.
- Oversee development of the publication; develop story ideas; assign stories to freelancers; write and edit individual stories; manage contracted editors and copyeditor; oversee fellowship program; manage production schedule and budget; acquire grant support; manage social media and outreach; represent The Open Notebook at conferences, events, and journalism schools.
- Edited THE CRAFT OF SCIENCE WRITING: Selections from The Open Notebook (February 2020)
Freelance Editor Madison, WI, 2014-present
- Contributing editor, Science News for Students
- Other editorial clients upon occasion
Freelance Science Writer Madison, WI, 2002-present
- Clients have included The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Science, Science News, Scientific American, Spectrum, Scientific American Mind, the Oprah Magazine, Prevention, and others
- First author of Visualizing Psychology, an introductory psychology textbook for college students (John Wiley & Sons, 2007)
Discover Magazine Waukesha, WI, October 2012-May 2014
Senior Editor to Features Editor
- Led the development, commissioning and editing of features and cultivation of top contributing writers.
- Edited behavioral science and medical columns.
- Top edited features, columns and front-of-book section.
- Collaborated with art department to develop art and design concepts for features and columns.
- Mentored junior editorial staff.
- Represented the magazine at professional meetings.
APA Monitor on Psychology Washington, DC, 2000-2002
Senior Science Writer
Science News Washington, DC, 1999
Science Writer Intern
Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond, VA, 1998
American Association for the Advancement of Science | Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellow
Yale University New Haven, CT
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), 2000
Master of Science (Psychology), 1997
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), with honors, 1995
Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
- Finalist, 2009 National Magazine Award
- 2009 Outstanding Article Award for Reporting on a Significant Topic, American Society of Journalists and Authors
- National Association of Science Writers
- Society of Environmental Journalists
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Online News Association
- President, National Association of Science Writers, 2018-2020
- Vice President, National Association of Science Writers, 2016-2018
- Meeting organizer, Kavli Symposia on Science Editing, 2016-2017
- Co-chair, NASW Ad Hoc Committee on Membership Identity and Values, November 2016-October 2017
- Member, NASW Ad Hoc Committee on Constitutional Review, November 2015-May 2016
- Science Writer in Residence, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2013
- Co-chair of workshop planning group for “Science Writing in the Age of Denial,” a two-day professional meeting held in Madison, WI in April 2012
- Co-chair, NASW Freelance Committee, 2010-2012 (member of committee, 2005-2012)
- Frequent awards judge, panel organizer, and guest lecturer