David Corcoran is deputy science editor at The New York Times, where he has been a science editor since 2001 and is now the editor of the Tuesday science section, Science Times. He is also the originator and anchor of the weekly Science Times podcast. He joined the Times in September 1988 and has worked in a variety of positions, including education editor, deputy graphics director, deputy New Jersey editor, deputy Op-Ed editor, and national editor for weekend news. Corcoran came the Times after a 19-year career at the Record, then in Hackensack, N.J., where he was chief news editor and, before that, editor of editorial pages. A native New Yorker and a published poet, he holds a B.A. in English from Amherst College. The graduate program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting sponsored this appointment.