Christopher Hallowell is a professor in the Department of Journalism and The Writing Professions at Baruch College. He has a special interest in science and environmental journalism as well as in narrative nonfiction.
He is the author of six books. His latest, Holding Back the Sea (HarperCollins, 2005), is an account of the deteriorating Mississippi River delta and Gulf coast and its implications for the rest of the country. Originally published in 2001, it predicted that New Orleans would be devastated by a hurricane. An updated version of the book came out in 2005 after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck.
He is a frequent speaker on coastal and wetlands issues. He is also the author of People of the Bay (Dutton), recently reprinted by Pelican Publishing. His other books include an historical overview of environmental writing, Green Perspectives: Thinking and Writing about Nature and the Environment, (HarperCollins) Listening to Earth, (Pearson Longman) and an update on gerontological research, Growing Old, Staying Young, (Dutton).
He has contributed articles to Time, The New York Times Magazine, American Scholar, Audubon, and Natural History. He has recently finished writing a novel, and is now at work on a book about a maverick, brilliant scientist embroiled in the research and controversy surrounding stem cell research. Hallowell received a B.A. from Harvard and Masters in Journalism from Columbia.