Kathiann M. Kowalski
Kathiann M. Kowalski is an experienced journalist who writes on a wide range of topics. To date, Kathi has written 25 books and more than 600 articles and stories. She welcomes the challenge of new assignments for print, broadcast, and online media.
Kathi obtained her Bachelor's degree in political science from Hofstra University. Her law degree is from Harvard Law School, where Kathi served on the Harvard Law Review. Kathi has been a Science Journalism Fellow in the biomedical and environmental hands-on lab programs at MBL in Massachusetts. She has also participated in a National Science Foundation-funded workshop on communicating climate change science. In addition to writing, Kathi has spent 15 years practicing law, with an emphasis on environmental issues, corporate matters, and litigation.
Kathi's writing has won multiple awards and honors. Attack of the Superbugs: The Crisis of Drug-Resistant Disease (Enslow, 2005) was included by the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council on their list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 for 2006. The Everything Kids' Nature Book (Adams Media, 2000) won an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor in the Non-Fiction, Environment and Ecology category. Order in the Court: A Look at the Judicial Branch (Lerner, 2004) and Hazardous Waste Sites (Lerner, 1996) won awards from The Society of School Librarians International. Teen Rights: At Home, At School, Online (Enslow, 2000) and Global Warming (Marshall Cavendish, 2004) were listed by The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) on its YA Top Forty Nonfiction Titles lists.