Writing & Publishing on Climate Change
Claire Monteleoni, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Dmitry Streletskiy, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Michael Svoboda, Assistant Professor, University Writing Program
A native of Moscow, Russia, Dr. Dmitry (Dima) Streletskiy received his masters in geography from Moscow State University (2005), and doctoral degree in climatology from University of Delaware (2010). Since 2010, Dr. Streletskiy worked on several NSF-founded projects and taught several courses at the Geography Department of the GWU. His current research is focused on understanding diverse impacts of climate change on ecosystems, population and overall sustainability of the Arctic regions. Two NSF-founded projects reflect this work. One five-year project, established in collaboration with the Elliott School of International Affairs, is focused on supporting research network on urban sustainability in Arctic Russia. The other, three year project in collaboration with University of New Hampshire, is dealing with impacts of climate change on hydrology in Northern Eurasia. Dr. Streletskiy conducts extensive field research in regions of Siberia and Alaska. He is administering the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring webpage, the largest publicly available data respiratory on permafrost active layer. CALM data is used in climate assessments by NOAA, WMO, UNEP and others. He is contributing author to the Annual State of the Climate Reports published by NOAA, and the Annual Reports on Climate Conditions in Russian Federation published by the Roshydromet. More info is available at https://geography.columbian.
Michael Svoboda is an Asst. Professor of Writing in the University Writing Program at George Washington University, where his classes alternate between the related themes of communicating climate change and political psychology. Michael holds a BS in Communication Arts from Cornell University and an MA in Speech Communication and PhD in Hermeneutics from Penn State. In between his MA and PhD, he owned and operated a bookstore and, from 1992–1998, produced and hosted a weekly radio book revue on WPSU, the NPR affiliate operated by Penn State. Since 2010, he has also been a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections (formerly The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media), for which he has written 40 pieces on how climate change is treated—or neglected—in advertising, movies, news media, political cartoons, political speeches, and TV dramas. A five-part series he wrote for YCC in Nov-Dec 2014 elicited an invitation from WIRES Climate Change to submit a review article on cli-fi films.