Dr. Temis G. Taylor is an advocate for the development of communication skills as a pathway to reduce polarization and improve trust among scientists, the public, and policymakers. Her aim is to help people more effectively communicate across the broad range of knowledge, experience, worldviews, and values that we all hold.
Temis holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Society, an M.S. in Bioregional Planning, and a B.S. in Communication. She was a curriculum designer and instructor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, taught courses at Stony Brook and Utah State Universities, and serves as an educational testing consultant. She has worked on environmental planning projects for government agencies and NGOs and held faculty and management positions in research and higher education administration. Her research has been published in journals such as Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Building Research and Innovation, American Journal of Sociology and Economics, and International Journal of Science and Society, as well as in several edited volumes.