Nutrition's Troy to appear on faculty panel to discuss writing for non-academic audiences

March 5, 2015

Lisa M. Troy, assistant professor of nutrition and faculty member at Commonwealth Honors College, will appear as part of a Public Engagement Project panel to discuss “Writing for Non-Academic Audiences” on Tuesday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hadley Room on the 10th floor of the Campus Center.

Five panelists with experience using research to write trade books, op-eds, policy messages, press releases and tweets will share the challenges, rewards and “tricks of the trade” in communicating with non-academic audiences. In addition to Troy, the panelists include Provost Katherine S. Newman; Amy Schalet, director of the Public Engagement Project and associate professor of sociology; Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in political science and public policy and an adjunct professor of computer science; and biology professor Duncan Irschick. M.V. Lee Badgett, director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration and professor of economics, will serve as moderator.

One-hour practicums on “Writing Op-ed Pieces” and “Packaging Messages for Policy Makers” will be offered immediately following the panel. Register at www.umass.edu/pep.