Gina L. Maranto

Senior Lecturer
Co-Director, Ecosystem Science and Policy
Graduate Program Coordinator, Environmental Science and Policy

Phone:
(305) 284-8519
Locator Code:
4236
 
About

Gina Maranto received her M.A. in fiction from The Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University in 1980. She is a prize-winning science writer who has covered biomedicine, the environment, and Earth sciences at the national level since 1982. Her articles, opinion pieces, and reviews have appeared in Discover,The Atlantic Monthly, Scientific American, The New York Times, and other publications. She is author of Quest for Perfection (1996), a history of attempts to alter birth outcomes and a critique of new reproductive technologies.

Since 1998, she has taught courses in the English department, including ENG 105 and 107 (Writing about Science), 209, 290, 306, and 591. She has also taught a graduate scientific writing course at the Miller School of Medicine, IBS 602, as well as courses in Women's and Gender Studies (WGS 350) and Ecosystem Science and Policy (ECS 113 and 302). Between 2009 and Fall 2011, she was director of the graduate program in Environmental Science and Policy, and currently serves as its coordinator. She is co-director of the undergraduate program in Ecosystem Science and Policy in the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. She directed the English Composition program from 2007 to 2011.

In 2006, she received the Dean's Award in Special Recognition for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts & Sciences. She has also received a Vice President's Award for Service (2004), a Provost's Grant for Innovative Teaching (2004), and an Excellence-in-Teaching Award (2003).

Career

Education

1980 Fiction Johns Hopkins University

Honors & Acknowledgements

Dean's Award in Special Recognition for Contributions to Undergraduate Education
Dean's Award in Special Recognition for Contributions to Undergraduate Education in the College of Arts & Sciences
Vice President's Award for Service