Jonathan Hiskes was the Simpson Center's Communications Manager from 2015-2018.
Jon came to the Simpson Center from Bastyr University, where he spent three years as the lead communications writer, covering the intersection of traditional healing and evidence-based medicine. He previously worked as a climate-change journalist, reporting from United Nations climate talks, Canadian tar sands, tidal-energy test sites, solar-engineering labs, public-housing projects, and Olympic Village housing developments. His reporting has appeared in The Guardian, Mother Jones, Grist, Sustainable Industries, Puget Sound Business Journal, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and many other publications.
Before that, he covered rural economies and culture as a staff writer for the Brown County (Indiana) Democrat. He has an MA in Journalism from Indiana University and a BA in English from Calvin College.
As an English major and ravenous reader, Jon is thrilled to be working with humanities scholars at UW. His personal and critical writing appears in a variety of publications, including The Sun, River Teeth, Image, Books & Culture, The Curator, The Other Journal, Geez, and elsewhere.