Tom Yulsman is an associate professor at the University of Colorado's School of Journalism & Mass Communication. As co-director of the Center for Environmental Journalism, he oversees a variety of programs with a colleague, including the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, a year-long, in-residence program for working journalists, and the environmental journalism emphasis in the school's master’s program. Yulsman also serves as a faculty member in CU's Environmental Studies Program, where he oversees the Graduate Certificate in Environment, Policy and Society and is a member of the program’s Executive Committee. He is an affiliate with a number of programs on campus, including the Center for Science, Technology and Policy Research. He teaches a variety of courses including Science Writing, Principles of Journalism, and Critical Thinking in Environmental Studies. As part of his commitment to interdisciplinary education and research, Yulsman has been a co-principal investigator in the NSF-funded Carbon, Climate and Society Initiative at CU.
Since he began his career as a science journalist in 1980, Yulsman has written for a variety of major publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Denver Post, Discover, Audubon, Earth and Astronomy. His journalistic work has ranged from health and medicine to environment to cosmology. He currently focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular focus on climate. In 2009, he created the content for “Covering Climate Change,” an online, interactive course hosted by the Poynter Institute’s News University. His blog, CEJournal (http://www.cejournal.net) provides journalistic reporting, analysis, commentary and multimedia content on a variety of environmental subjects, particularly climate change. Yulsman has also written one book: Origins: the Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, published by the Institute of Physics in 2003. Prior to joining the journalism school's facu lty in 1996, he was editor-in-chief of Earth magazine. Until it's closure in 1998, Earth was the only consumer magazine dedicated to the science of our planet.