Jo Ann Caplin
Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
Director, Center of Bioethics
Professor of Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania
Leila Heckman, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Director of Mesirow Financial
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Janice Koch, Ph.D.
Hofstra University, Director of the IDEAS Institute
Past President of the Association for Science Teacher Education
President and Executive Producer
Jo Ann Caplin, President of the Science Television
Workshop, has had a distinguished career in television. As a producer
for ABC News and CBS News she won two Emmys and two Peabody Awards
for her work. In the 90s she went to Philadelphia to be Executive
Producer of a primetime newsmagazine for Westinghouse. The show,
called "The Bulletin," won two Emmys for best newsmagazine, and many
more for the segments.
She also produced, directed and wrote "Warning,
May be Hazardous to your Health: A Consumer Reports Special," for
HBO and was a producer for PBS' "Adam Smith's Money World."
Caplin has represented and advised many corporate
clients as well.
From 2000 to 2004 Caplin was Professor and Park
Distinguished Chair at the Park School of Communications at Ithaca
College, where she developed a science journalism curriculum as
an undergraduate major.
Caplin's areas of research are science education,
and the relationships between science and art. She has lectured
on "Science and Art" all over the country and in England, including
Oxford University and the Institute of Neuroesthetics. The summer
of 2003, Caplin was a visiting scholar at the University College
London, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology studying and lecturing
on Science and Art. Prof. Semir Zeki, with whom she studied, was
doing fMRI�s on people while they were looking at art, and charted
the visual brain.
Caplin graduated from the University of Michigan
with a BA in English, and minors in chemistry and art history. She has a master's degree in English from Yale, and another master's degree from New York University in Cinema Studies.
Caplin is currently a Senior Fellow at the University
Contact Jo Ann Caplin at email@example.com