Producing in-depth research, making complex topics accessible for general audiences, and writing concisely and, if needed, provocatively about serious issues.
Technology, environmental sciences, cultural institutions' management, business management trends, politics
Dawne studied in the University's Honors Program, graduating cum laude as the school's Fulbright Nominee.
As a Rotary Graduate Scholar, Dawne spent a year in Nice, France, watching the Mediterranean Sea through the glass windows of a palladian palace on the Promenade des Anglais. Inside, professors from an extraordinary range of fields lectured on the formation of Europe as the Bosnian War raged and Germany reunited.
After many years of freelancing in the business and technology trades, Dawne earned her MFA, an evening program, while working and raising a child. She studied poetry with the sublime and infamous Bill Knott, who convinced her she could write, just not poetry.
Dawne's expertise lies in software applications, the management of their development, and understanding human-computer interactions as both theory and practice. She comprehends the user-side of the software equation and write with that audience in mind. She developed the first top 100 KM Companies to Watch for KM Magazine. Published in top-ranked computer magazines stories on networks, talent management, emerging communication platforms, and HR applications. Produced two major research reports on intranet applications and knowledge management technology trends.
Dawne's particular expertise is in rivers, aquatic biodiversity, as well as waste water treatment systems and the public policies around non-source point pollution.
Worked with interior decorating firm to revamp their website. Developed a competitors' list based on Architectural Digest's Top 100 interior designers' list. Analyzed their websites' features so she could advise client on what their overly complex site could shed. Wrote lively copy featuring their staff, which included designers, builders, and housekeepers, their interests in their high end design work and art, as well as concise descriptions of the company's mission.
Dawne has written news items and feature articles for technology, business, and general interest magazines.
Dawne has provided primary research, case studies, and data analysis in support of many positioning papers.
Dawne has written speeches to advance specific causes; her work reflects a deep understanding of rhetorical strategies and American history.