Assistant director of research and innovation communications
Emily's primary responsibility is writing news stories about faculty research in the health sciences colleges and in biology, food science, nutrition and natural resources. She also assists with crisis communications planning. She joined this office in November 2007, but has been with Ohio State since 1997 and in higher education communications since 1994, beginning with a job as a writer and assistant editor at Ohio University in Athens. At Ohio State, Emily has served as a news services coordinator and as editor of onCampus, the faculty/staff newspaper. Most recently, she spent 5 ½ years as assistant director of media relations in the university’s medical center. There, she began writing stories about faculty research in cardiovascular medicine, surgery, wound healing and sports medicine, and a science writer was born. Before working in higher education, Emily was a reporter covering small coastal towns, including Kennebunkport, for the Biddeford Journal Tribune in southern Maine; her time there coincided with the first George Bush presidency, and she covered his vacations as part of her beat. Emily earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Ohio University, and taught news writing and editing courses there as part of her graduate program. She’s a member of the National Association of Science Writers.