Working With The Media Workshop

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Dee Boersma
Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science, Biology
University of Washington
Marsha Linehan
Professor, Psychology; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Hannah Hickey
Science Writer, Office of News & Information
University of Washington

As part of the 2009-2010 ADVANCE Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch Series, the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change began offering once-quarterly lunch events that feature speakers addressing a specific topic. For our spring quarter "Topical MfL," ADVANCE has invited three women to address working with the media: communicating to an external audience, connecting with media, preparing for media interviews, and more.

Dee Boersma received her B.Sc. Honors from Central Michigan University in 1969, and her Ph.D. in Zoology, from Ohio State University in 1974. Dr. Boersma is the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science in the University of Washington's department of Biology. She has been at the University of Washington since 1974, initially as professor of Zoology and then as professor of Biology following the merger of the Zoology, Biology and Botany departments. Dee has also been enlisted to take on numerous national and international leadership and advisory positions in such diverse roles as member of the Board of Trustees of Central Michigan University, as an advisor to the United States Delegation to the United Nations World Population Conference in Romania, as a member of President Nixon's Task Force of Women's Rights and Responsibilities, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Zero Population Growth. She received a Heinz Award in 2009 for her extensive field studies on penguins and other sea birds; and for her advocation of conservation education through the award-winning publication Conservation Magazine, which she founded and currently serves as executive editor. Sample Media Coverage: Read an interview with Dr. Dee Boersma in the New York Times<>; Homepage of Conservation Magazine

Marsha Linehan attended Loyola University in Chicago in 1968 where she graduated cum laude with a B.S in Psychology. She received an M.A in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1971, both in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University. Dr. Linehan is a Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics. Her primary research is in the application of behavioral models to suicidal behaviors, drug abuse, and borderline personality disorder. She developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a type of psychotherapy that combines behavioral science with concepts of acceptance and mindfulness, derived from eastern and western contemplative practices. Dr. Linehan is the past-president of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Behavioral Psychology. She has earned several awards for her research and clinical work, including the Louis I. Dublin award for Lifetime Achievement in the Field of Suicide in 1999, The Outstanding Educator Award for Mental Health Education from the New England Educational Institute in 2004, and Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association in 2005. Sample Media Coverage: Behavioral Tech LLC a behavioral technology transfer group founded by Dr. Linehan - In The News<>

Hannah Hickey works in the UW's Office of News & Information, covering engineering and mathematics. She holds a Master's degree in physical oceanography from the University of Victoria and a certificate in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previous experience includes covering science at a newspaper, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Stanford University news office. She worked as a freelance science writer before joining the UW in 2006. Articles by Hannah Hickey at UW News & Information<>