Jory Weintraub, PhD

Jory Weintraub

Science Communication Program Director

Jory Weintraub is the Science Communication Program Director and a Senior Lecturing Fellow with the Duke Initiative for Science & Society. In this position, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in science communication and runs science communication workshops for Duke faculty and postdocs.  He is also the Director of the Duke Broader Impacts Resource Center, which he established to support the Duke University research community in its efforts to develop, implement, assess and disseminate broader impacts activities and initiatives.

Prior to this, he served for over 10 years as the Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at NESCent (The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center), where he developed and ran programs in evolution education/outreach for K-12 students and teachers, undergraduates, and the general public. Before coming to NESCent, Jory taught undergraduate biology courses at UNC Chapel Hill and ran science outreach programs for underrepresented minority students.

Jory received his BS in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from The University of California at San Diego, and his PhD in Immunology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After completing his graduate studies, he completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in STEM Education. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI), and serves on the Board of Directors of Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC). He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM), is a member of the editorial board of the journal Evolution: Education and Outreach, and serves on the Education Committee of the Society for the Study of Evolution. His work focuses on minority outreach, science communication/education/outreach, and faculty development.

Courses Taught

SCISOC 502 – Communicating Science and Bioethics
SCISOC 702 – Science Communication for Scientists and Engineers
FOCUS 195FS – Science in Pop Culture (As part of Duke Focus Cluster on Science and the Public)