Sheila L. Tefft is a 2019 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Scholar at Ahmedabad University and a senior lecturer in the Emory University English Department and Writing Program. She was an international journalist for more than two decades and spent 12 years in Asia, including five years covering the subcontinent. She served as a correspondent and bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor in New Delhi, Bangkok and Beijing, reported for the Chicago Tribune and The Atlanta Constitution, and has written for many other publications.
She served as Emory Journalism director from 2000 to 2009 and has taught multimedia writing and technology to prepare students in journalism, the liberal arts and sciences, and business to explain intricate topics for the public. She has been involved in developing science-writing curriculums for more than a decade and in recent years has collaborated with science faculty to teach multimedia techniques to health students and a combined climate science and multimedia curriculum. She has co-led Emory student delegations to the annual United Nations climate talks and worked with students to produce websites, videos, podcasts and other multimedia to share their experiences. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science.Back