David Taylor, Adjunct Faculty

David A. Taylor’s books include the award-winning Ginseng, the Divine Root (Algonquin), a plant’s odyssey, and Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America (Wiley), which the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ranked among the Best Books of 2009. He writes articles and blogs for the Washington Post, Smithsonian, Science, Microbe, National Geographic, and Washingtonian. He has written scripts for National Geographic, PBS, Discovery and Smithsonian Channels. His awards in documentary film include CINE Golden Eagle Awards, TIVA-DC Peer Awards, and a Writers Guild of America award nomination.

David’s work on five continents has been supported by a National Association of Science Writers Career Grant, a CASE Media Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities, and an International Reporting Project fellowship, for which he reported on malaria in West Africa. He has also written and edited for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. He’s a member of NASW and has a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College. He has taught at The Writer’s Center and as a PEN/Faulkner visiting writer to DC Public Schools. He also publishes fiction. To learn more, click here.

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David Taylor