Dennis Dimick

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Dennis Dimick serves as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine and over a nearly 35-year career there has guided creation of several major projects including an April 2010 issue on global freshwater, a 2011 series called “7 Billion” on global population, and the 2014 Future of Food series on global food security. In 2014 he also originated and edited major stories on the role of coal in the world’s energy future, and on the decline of snowpack in the Western United States.

He holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 17 years he has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, and in 2013 received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism for his ongoing work to educate aspiring documentary photographers. He regularly presents slide show lectures on global environmental issues.

Dennis is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he grew up on a sheep and hay farm, and was a member for many years of 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America.

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