David Taylor graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. degree in English, and the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Since 2015 he has taught in the M.A. in Science Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University. His articles appear in the Washington Post, Discover, Smithsonian, and Scientific American, and he has written for podcasts and documentary films. His books include Cork Wars: Intrigue and Industry in World War II, which received an Independent Publisher Book Award for world history. He’s a member of National Association of Science Writers and the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Mr. Taylor’s project looks at Portugal’s cork oak forests, building on research conducted for his book about environmental security. His project is titled Journalism Study of Cork Forests and Sustainability in Climate Change.


US Scholar Program – Fulbright Award in Communication & Media Studies / Polytechnic of Lisbon

Position, Home Institution: Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Field of Study: Journalism – General Journalism

Project Title: “Journalism study of cork oak forests and sustainability in climate change”

Host Institution, Location: Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS-IPL), Lisbon

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in February 2025