David Poulson is the senior associate director of Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental journalism.
He teaches environmental, investigative, computer-assisted and public affairs reporting. He organizes workshops for professional journalists in the U.S. and abroad.
He is the founder and editor of Great Lakes Echo, an award winning news service covering regional environmental issues.
Prior to arriving at MSU in 2003, he was a reporter and editor for 22 years, most of it covering the environment.
Poulson also directs the translational scholars program at MSU's Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.
In that role he develops workshops to help scientists better communicate their work to policy makers, funders, journalists and the public.
He is the founder and editor of The Food Fix, a news service covering food security in the developing world. The International Association of Great Lakes Research recognized him in 2015 with the Jack Vallentyne Award for sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policy makers for at least 20 years with an impact beyond the local community.