We’ve assembled a fantastic panel of judges for the Research Blogging awards. Here are brief biographies of each:
- Stacy Baker teaches biology at Staten Island Academy, using her class blog and other online tools to revolutionize high school biology teaching.
- Vaughan Bell is a clinical and research psychologist who is a regular contributor to the amazing Mind Hacks blog.
- David Bradley is a chemist by training and a freelance science writer based in Cambridge, England. He blogs at sciencebase.com and can be found on Twitter as @sciencebase.
- Marc Cadotte is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Toronto who blogs at The EEB and Flow.
- David Dobbs is a science journalist whose work appears in The Atlantic and The New York Times Magazine and blogs at Neuron Culture.
- Val Jones is a medical doctor who is CEO of Better Health, a site that certifies and collects medical blog posts.
- Dave Munger is a writer who serves as editor of ResearchBlogging.org and blogs at The Daily Monthly.
- Chad Orzel is Associate Professor of Physics at Union College, author of How to Teach Physics to your Dog and blogger at Uncertain Principles.
- Jennifer Ouellette is author of two books on physics as well as the founder of Cocktail Party Physics. She is director of the Science and Entertainment Exchange.
- Gavin Schmidt is a climatologist for NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space studies and a founding member and blogger at Real Climate.
This astounding group of individuals (plus me) has graciously volunteered to narrow our list of nominated blogs down to 5–10 finalists in each category. Nominations close on February 11, and the finalists will be announced February 25. (There’s still time to nominate your blog! Click here.)
We’ll have separate judges for the non-English-language blogs, which I’ll list in a separate post.