Florida Atlantic University


Institute Director: Neil Santaniello


Neil Santaniello

Institute Director Neil Santaniello joined the Florida Atlantic University journalism faculty in  2006 and is based at the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter. He teaches Environmental Journalism, Feature and Freelance Writing, Multimedia Practicum and other courses to FAU undergraduates. He also directs the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science, a continuing education program for professional journalists sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. That assignment includes coordinating FAU's Environmental Writers public speaker series, a side project of the institute. He previously worked as a staff writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he had a byline for more than two decades and covered environmental and water management issues. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Boston College. He lives in Delray Beach.

Program Adviser: Paul Raeburn

Paul Raeburn

Paul Raeburn Paul Raeburn teaches science journalism. He is a journalist, blogger, and broadcaster, and the author of three books, including Acquainted with the Night, a memoir of raising children with depression and bipolar disorder. His new book, Why Fathers Matter, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. Raeburn is a media critic at the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, and he blogs on fathers and families at True/Slant, Psychology Today, and his own Fathers and Families blog. He is a regular panelist and guest host of Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, on National Public Radio, and the organizer of the annual journalists' meeting New Horizons in Science. He conducts his Professional Writing Workshops for reporters and editors across the country, most recently at the American Chemical Society and Virginia Tech. Raeburn was the science editor and chief science correspondent at the Associated Press from 1981 to 1996, and a senior editor and writer at BusinessWeek for seven years after that. He is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers, and a recipient of its Science in Society award, along with numerous other prizes.

Program Assistant: Alana Edwards


Alana Edwards




Alana Edwards Alana Edwards has worked for Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies  (CES) as Education and Training Coordinator since 1999. She worked as a program assistant with Neil Santaniello on the development and implementation for the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment since its inception at FAU in 2006. Alana also coordinates a variety of teacher training workshops throughout South Florida including workshops focused on the Everglades and Ocean Energy Technology. She is currently working with Dr. Julie Lambert in the College of Education on the NASA-funded climate change education program for high school and undergraduate students in Southeastern Florida.  She is a two-time graduate of FAU (Undergraduate - Spanish; Master's - Environmental Science) and is presently working on her Ph.D. in Geosciences.


Consulting Editor: Robert Bailyn


Robert Bailyn




Robert Bailyn

Robert J. Bailyn, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Journalism, has been with the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University since 1999. He previously taught journalism at the University of Alabama and at Penn State. He has over 40 years experience as a daily newspaper editor, including editor posts at the Birmingham, Al., News, the Palm Beach, Fl., Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Danbury, Ct., News-Times and the Trenton, N.J., Times. An expert on newsroom management, he also has won awards for column and editorial writing. He has master's degrees in journalism and in management.





Institute Sponsor: The Scripps Howard Foundation


Scripps Howard Foundation

312 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202


800-888-3000 (ext. 3035)

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The Scripps Howard Foundation strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs, with a special commitment to the communities in which the Company does business.

Institute Resources

Scripps Howard Institute on the
Environment and Science 
Florida Atlantic University
John D. MacArthur Campus
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Phone: 561.799.8047

Fax: 561.799.8535


School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Florida Atlantic University

CU 201

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991

Phone: 561.297.3850

Fax: 561.297.2615


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