Staff

Kennette Benedict

Executive Director and Publisher
Benedict came to the Bulletin from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she directed the international peace and security program from 1992 to 2005. She also established and directed the foundation's initiative in the former Soviet Union from 1992 to 2002. Before joining the foundation in 1987, she taught at Rutgers University (1980-1981) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981-1985). Benedict received her A.B. from Oberlin College and a PhD in political science from Stanford University.Her media appearances include interviews on ABC's 20/20,...

Editorial

John Mecklin

Editor
Before the Bulletin, Mecklin was editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune (since renamed Pacific Standard), an award-winning national magazine that focused on research based solutions to major policy problems. Over the preceding 15 years, he was also: the editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West; the consulting executive editor for the launch of Key West, a regional magazine start-up directed by renowned magazine guru Roger Black; and the top editor for award-winning newsweeklies in San Francisco and Phoenix. In an earlier...

Lucien Crowder

Senior Editor, Development and Disarmament Roundtable
Crowder joined the Bulletin as senior editor in January 2012, primarily taking responsibility for the Development and Disarmament Roundtable series. Before then, he served as associate editor of Current History, a monthly journal of contemporary international affairs. From 2004 to 2006, he was a reporter for Taiwan Business Topics, a monthly magazine devoted to international business in Taiwan, and covered issues ranging from biotechnology to labor markets to higher education. Crowder began his career as a freelance writer and editor for publications including Far Eastern Economic Review...

Dan Drollette Jr

Associate Editor
Dan Drollette, Jr. is a science writer/editor and foreign correspondent who has filed stories from every continent except Antarctica. His stories have appeared in Scientific American, International Wildlife, MIT’s Technology Review, Natural History, Cosmos, Science, New Scientist, and the BBC Online, among others. He was a TEDx speaker to Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and held a Fulbright Postgraduate Traveling Fellowship to Australia—where he lived for a total of four years. For three years, he edited CERN’s on-line weekly magazine, in Geneva, Switzerland, where his office...

Dawn Stover

Contributing Editor, Energy, Environment, and Climate
Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Conservation, Popular Science, New Scientist, The New York Times, and other publications. One of her articles is included in the 2010 Best American Science and Nature Writing, and another article was awarded a special citation by the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.

Elisabeth Eaves

Contributing Editor, Columnists
Before joining the Bulletin as columns editor in 2013, Eaves was a columnist at the tablet newspaper The Daily, where she also launched and edited the opinions page. From 2006 to 2010 she worked as a writer and editor at Forbes magazine, where in 2008 and 2009 she also wrote a weekly column. She has freelanced widely, including for Slate, Foreign Policy, Harper's, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In 2006 she was a Robert L. Bartley fellow at the Wall Street Journal. From 1999 to 2000, she worked as a journalist for Reuters in London. Eaves received a B.A. (honors) from the...

Janice Sinclaire

Internet Outreach Coordinator
Sinclaire is based in California and has a degree in film and television from Cal State Northridge. Sinclaire worked in both commercial and industrial television before moving into the political arena, where she managed media campaigns for organizations such as Planned Parenthood. She left politics to homeschool her three children, two of whom are now grown. She has been with the Bulletin since 2011 and has managed the Bulletin's Twitter account since then.

Finance

Lisa McCabe

Finance Director
McCabe was named director of finance in September 2009. With 18 years of experience in not-for-profit financial management, McCabe manages all aspects of the Bulletin's finances including budgeting, financial analysis, and board reporting along with a plethora of other responsibilities including all human resource functions, annual Doomsday Clock Symposium organization, and subscriber liaison with SAGE Publications. Lisa joined the Bulletin from Girl Scouts, where she significantly improved their financial reporting and upgraded their financial systems. She was instrumental in an...

Development and Outreach

Kendal Gladish

Director of Development and Outreach
Gladish joined the Bulletin in July 2006. She combines more than 30 years as an award-winning writer, editor, and fundraiser with strong experience in academic publishing. She has been a leader in the creation and management of successful fundraising and outreach programs for the Bulletin, Indiana University Press, and the University of Virginia's first comprehensive capital campaign. Gladish brings a heartfelt commitment to productive board-staff partnerships built on respect and dedication to mission and results. She earned her bachelor's degree at Hanover College and a master's...

Paige Bonk

Outreach and Development Coordinator
Bonk joined the Bulletin in September 2013 after spending a year as a field organizer with Energy Impact Illinois, a US Department of Energy grant program working to encourage environmental sustainability in the Chicagoland area. She has completed internships at the Field Museum’s Department of Environment, Culture, and Conservation in Chicago, IL, the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in West Dundee, IL, and Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting in Fort Collins, CO. She holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University.

Lydia Veliko

Outreach and Development Associate
Veliko joined the Bulletin in July 2011. She also serves as program coordinator for the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago, a research institute at the University of Chicago affiliated with the Bulletin. She lives with her husband in Chicago.