Kate Sheppard is a Teaching Associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism. Her work focuses on the intersection of science, public policy, and politics. She has a particular interest in environment and energy, but has covered a range of issues as a newspaper, magazine and online journalist. She is currently an enterprise editor at HuffPost, and previously reported for Mother Jones, Grist, and the American Prospect. Her writing has been recognized with awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Online News Association and the Deadline Club, and featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing. She is a past board member and vice president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and also serves as a board member for Street Sense and the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.



  • M.A., Media Entrepreneurship, American University
  • B.A., Journalism and Politics, Ithaca College