John McQuaid, Adjunct Faculty
John McQuaid is a journalist and author, most recently of the book Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat, which explores the biology and history of flavor from the origin of life to the modern food system. While working for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he was lead reporter on a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series about market-driven fisheries collapses around the world, and co-writer of a series that anticipated the city’s near-demise by Hurricane Katrina. He has also written about city-destroying super-termites, mountaintop-removal coal mining, the global flower business, and Trump administration science policies for publications including Smithsonian magazine, The Washington Post, and Scientific American. He is the co-author of Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms, and recipient of a Japan Society Media Fellowship and an Open Society Institute Katrina Media Fellowship.