Blaine is an award-winning writer, investigative reporter and editor. His focus at the SOJC is on storytelling, new media and science communication.
“The Media Center for Science and Technology is launching during an exciting time for science and technology storytelling on the campus,” Blaine said. “The efforts of our affiliated researchers, students and professional partners on behalf of the center have great potential to better connect the public with scientific and technological advances.”
Blaine has 20 years’ experience working at the intersection of communication, science, and technology. Before coming to the SOJC, he was the editor of a national environmental magazine. He’s been awarded fellowships from the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Storytelling (a leading science communication program) and the Scripps Howard Entrepreneurial Journalism Institute (a national leader in promoting free speech and innovative reporting).
“Mark’s work is fully aligned with the strategic direction of the school,” said Edwin L. Artzt Dean and Professor Juan-Carlos Molleda. “I am excited to have his leadership during this crucial time of development for the MCST.”
In addition to teaching at the SOJC, Blaine co-leads the SOJC’s popular Science & Memory experiential learning program, and he produces science documentaries in partnership with OR Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In November, he taught the first graduate student workshops hosted through the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.