Robin Lloyd

Adjunct Faculty

Robin Lloyd, who teaches Writing and Reporting Workshop I at SHERP, is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a contributing editor at Scientific American. For six years, until 2015, she was the news editor at Scientific American, overseeing coverage online and in print. She was science editor at and from 2007-2009, and served as a senior science writer at from 1999-2001, having been hired as the site’s 35th employee. In the interim, she was a science writer at the American Museum of Natural History. She has also been on staff as a journalist at, the Pasadena-Star News, and City News Service of Los Angeles. Lloyd was an assistant professor at SUNY Purchase from 1990-1993. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a B.A. from Smith College. She completed a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 1998-1999 academic year. She is a current board member of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and a past board member of National Association of Science Writers. In 2015, she received NASW’s Diane McGurgan Service Award.