Matt Shipman

WMS Headshot 250Matt Shipman is a science writer and research communications lead at North Carolina State University, where he writes about everything from forensic anthropology to materials engineering. He previously worked as a reporter and editor in the Washington, D.C. area for Inside EPA, Water Policy Report and Risk Policy Report, covering the nexus of science, politics and policy. He is also a former contributor to

In his free time, Shipman plays guitar badly and keeps track of the humans who live in his house. You can follow him on Twitter: @ShipLives.

Shipman is also the author of The Handbook for Science Public Information Officers (2015, University of Chicago Press) and a contributing author to Science Blogging: The Essential Guide (2016, Yale University Press).

Anyone interested in hiring Shipman for freelance writing or editing projects can reach him at shiplives[at]