Tuesday, April 25, 2017
David Herring
Director of Communication & Education
Ph: (301) 734-1207
Fax: (301) 713-0518
Email: david.herring@noaa.gov
Postal Address
NOAA Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, SSMC-3, Rm 12124
Silver Spring, MD 20910
About David Herring

David Herring is a science writer and editor with extensive experience communicating about climate and Earth science.  In March 2008, David joined NOAA’s Climate Program Office where he serves as Director of Communication and Education, Program Manager of NOAA's Climate.gov (www.climate.gov), and leads the Climate Literacy Objective for NOAA's Climate Mission Goal. Before coming to NOAA, David worked for 16 years in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where he served as Project Manager for Education and Outreach, Team Leader for NASA's Earth Observatory (earthobservatory.nasa.gov), and the Terra satellite mission’s Outreach Coordinator.  David trained in journalism, science education, and science and technical communication at East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC, where he received his Masters Degree in 1992.  He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Professional Experience
Director of Communication and Education
(March 2008 – present)
NOAA Climate Program Office
David.Herring@noaa.gov; (301) 734-1207

Project Manager for Education and Outreach
(January 2005 – March 2008)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth Sciences Division

  » Led development of NASA's Earth Observatory, Visible Earth, and NEO sites

  » Served as Terra mission Education and Public Outreach Coordinator

Senior Technical Manager / Science Writer / Editor
(June 1992 – January 2005)
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
(Served as on-site contractor at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

Educational Background

» East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Journalism & Science Education, B.A., 1989

» East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Science & Technical Communications, M.A., 1992

Appointments

» U.S. Global Change Research Program (GCRP) Communications Interagency Working Group (CIWG), member (2005-present) and co-chair (2010-present)

Honors and Awards 
2014 Webby Award Winner (in "Government" category)
2014 Webby Award Winner ( in "Green" category)
2014 People's Voice Award Winner (in "Green" category)
2014 People's Voice Award Nominee (in "Government" category)
2013 NOAA Administrator’s Award for NOAA Climate.gov
2011 Elected Fellow in American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, Section Y) 
2006 NASA Honor Award for Exceptional Achievement 
2006 Webby Award Nominee (in “Education” category) 
2006 People’s Voice Award (in “Education” category) 
2005 NASA Goddard Excellence in Outreach Award (Earth Observatory) 
2003 Webby Award (in “Education” category) 
2003 People’s Voice Award (in “Education” category) 
2002 People’s Voice Award (in “Science” category) 
2002 Scientific American’s “50 Best of the Web in Science & Technology” 
2001 NASA Group Achievement Award 
2001 NASA Goddard Public Service Group Achievement Award 
2000 Popular Science “50 Best of the Web in Science & Technology” 
1999 Society for Technical Communication’s Online Communication Competition “Best of Show” 
1998 Letter of Commendation from U.S. Vice President Al Gore

 



Publications
Niepold, F., D.D. Herring, D McConville, 2009: "The Role of Narrative and Geospatial Visualizations in Fostering Climate Literate Citizens." Journal of Physical Geography.

Herring, D.D., 2007: "Earth's Temperature Tracker." NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2005. Time on the Shelf. NASA's Earth Observatory.

King, M.D., and D.D. Herring, 2002: Overview of research satellites for atmospheric sciences, 1978-present. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, J. R. Holton, J. A. Pyle, and J. A. Curry, Eds., Academic Press.

Herring, D.D., 2002. Does the Earth Have an Iris Analog? NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2002. Arbiters of Energy. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D. and W.E. Esaias, 2002. NASA looks at Earth's ocean systems, International Ocean Systems, 6(5):6-13.

Herring, D.D., J. Weier, T. Gubbels, 2002. Environmental Indicators for Coastal Management. Earth Observation Magazine, 11(8):50-53.

Herring, D.D., 2002. Fish Kill in the Gulf of Oman. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2001. Watching Plants Dance to the Rhythms of the Ocean. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2001. Power to the People. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2001. Precision Farming. NASA's Earth Observatory.

King, M.D., David D. Herring, 2000. Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs, Scientific American, 282(4):72-77.

Herring, D.D., 2000. Learning To Fly. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2000. Sedimental Reasons. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2000. Hurricane Floyd: Fearing the Worst. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 2000. Hurricane Floyd's Lasting Legacy: Assessing the Impact on the Carolina Coast. NASA's Earth Observatory.

King, M.D., David D. Herring, 2000. Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs, Scientific American, 282(4):72-77.

Herring, D.D. and M.D. King, 2000: Space-based observations of the Earth. Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Ed. P. Murdin, Institute of Physics Publishing, 2959-62.

Herring, D.D., 2000: Second Guessing Mother Nature. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D. and Y.J. Kaufman, 1999. Assessing the Role of Biomass Burning in Global Climate Change: New Satellite Technologies, National Forum, 79(2):19-22.

Herring, D.D., 1999. Modeling Earth's Land Biosphere. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 1999. An Introduction to Climate Modeling. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 1999. Evolving in the Presence of Fire. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 1999. Should We Talk About the Weather? NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D. and R. Kannenberg, 1999. The Mystery of the Missing Carbon. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Kaufman, Y.J., D.D. Herring, K.J. Ranson, and G.J. Collatz, 1998. Earth Observing System AM1 Mission to Earth, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36(4):1045-55.

Herring, D.D., 1998. NASA Demonstrates New Technology for Monitoring Fires from Space. NASA's Earth Observatory.

Herring, D.D., 1998. Mission to Planet Earth: Understanding Our World, GIS Asia Pacific 78(1):19-22.

Herring, D.D., 1995. Strategies for Writing Effectively About Science and Technology, Optics & Photonics News.

King, M.D., D.D. Herring, and D.J. Diner, 1995. The Earth Observing System: A space-based program for assessing mankind's impact on the global environment, Optics & Photonics News, January 1995, 34-39.

Herring, D.D., 1992. A Study of Stylistic Features that Render Scientific Texts Comprehensible, Masters Thesis, Department of English, East Carolina University.