Randy Olson

Founder
Story Circles Narrative Training

Randy Olson is a Scientist-turned-Filmmaker. He was once a professor of marine biology with a Harvard PhD and achieved tenure at the University of New Hampshire. But he realized he had a greater interest in mass communication of science. Therefore he resigned his professorship, moved to Hollywood, got screamed at by an acting teacher, made some films that were screened at Tribeca, and wrote some books about it all.
(His book 'Don't Be Such A Scientist" is the highest ranking science communication text on Amazon, and a second edition will be available in 2018.)
Randy's "Story Circles Narrative Training" teaches scientists to use story structure (the ABT format) to communicate. The course has been used to train scientists at NASA, US Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Interior, NOAA, Yale, University of Chicago, and has been translated into an online course by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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