1993 University of Tennessee, Knoxville: M.S. Communications.
1976 University of Arizona, Tucson: Interdisciplinary M.S. Biology / Scientific Illustration.
1973 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York: B.S. Studio Art (printmaking).
2012- Owner, Wynne Brown LLC
1999- Freelance writer/editor/designer. Knoxville, Tenn., Tucson and Portal, Ariz.
2007-2011 Publications and Project Manager, Science Approach, Tucson.
2004-2006 Director of Publications, Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE), Tucson.
2003-2004 Senior Media Specialist, Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE), Tucson.
1994-1999 Copy editor, staff writer. The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tenn.
1993-1994 Instructor (Editing, Graphics). School of Journalism, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1991-1993 Editorial assistant for Journalism Educator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1990-1991 Stringer. The Knoxville Journal, Knoxville
1980-1992 Owner of Brownline Graphics, Knoxville
1981-1981 Instructor (Scientific Illustration). University of Tennessee Evening School.
1978-1980 Manager of the Photo-Illustration Facility, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1977-1978 Studies Coordinator of the Oil Spill Project,
Ministry for Conservation, Vic., Australia.
1974-1976 Teaching assistant (Scientific Illustration). University of
1973-1974 Assistant to the Resident Director,
Southwestern Research Station of the American Museum of
Natural History, Portal, Ariz.
RECENT FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
2016-present ~ Developmental/line/copy editing and book design for
various fiction/nonfiction independently published book
authors, Tucson and elsewhere;
~ Research/writing biography of Sara Lemmon, to be
published Fall 2021 by Bison Books/University of Nebraska
2013-2016 ~ Copy editing learning modules for Symmetry Creative
Products/Pearson, LearningMate, FYI Online Learning;
~ Developmental/copy editing for various fiction/nonfiction
2012-2015 Technical editing/development for Hewlett-Packard via
Golden Ink, Santa Fe, N.M.
2011-2015 Editing; developing science mini-books for Grades K-3 for
Science A-Z, Tucson, among others
2013-2014 Project management, co-editing, design, layout/production
for Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s
Chiricahua Mountains (100+ contributors)
2011-2016 Developmental/copy editing for Learning A-Z, Tucson
2011-2014 Scientific textbook illustrations for Carolina Biological Supply
Co., Burlington, N.C.
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2017-18 Funding from private foundation for research and travel
for biography of Sara Plummer Lemmon.
2017 Funding from Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial
Fund Inc for research and travel for biography of
Sara Plummer Lemmon.
2016 Publication of the Year by Public Lands Alliance for
Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s
2015 ~ Best Nonfiction by Arizona Authors Association: for
Cave Creek Canyon
~ Best Edited Book by Arizona Professional Writers: for
Cave Creek Canyon.
~ Finalist for Best Anthology by New Mexico/Arizona
Book Awards for Cave Creek Canyon
~ Finalist for Best Travel Book by New Mexico/Arizona
Book Awards for Cave Creek Canyon
2006 First place in Nonfiction by Arizona Press Women for
Falcon Guide to Trail Riding Arizona.
2003 Second Place for Nonfiction by Arizona Press Women for
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women.
2000 SPJ Golden Press Card Honorable Mention:
Work for Other Media (Newsletter Design)
1999 Knoxville News-Sentinel
Outstanding Editorial Employee Achievement Award
1998 SPJ Golden Press Card Award of Merit:
Series Writing (Positron Emission Tomography)
1997 Scripps Howard Award for Non-deadline Writing:
Positron Emission Tomography series
1994 Fellowship: Poynter Institute for Media Studies,
St. Petersburg, Fla. for a journalism educator.
1993 Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise,
University of Tennessee.
1991-1993 Graduate assistantship, School of Journalism,
Univ. of Tennessee. Editorial assistant.
1992 Outstanding Master’s Student, College of Communications,
University of Tennessee.
1991 Fellowship: American Chemical Society,
Science Reporters’ Workshop, Washington, D. C.
PUBLICATIONS (selected list)
Books (author, co-author, project manager, editor, and/or contributor)
Brown, Wynne (in press). Rendering the American West: Sara Plummer Lemmon, 19th-Century Botanist and Artist. Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press.
Brown, Wynne and Reed Peters, eds. 2019. Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains (2nd edition). Rodeo, N.M.: ECO Wear & Publishing.
Magrane, Eric and Christopher Cokinos. 2016. The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. (Contributed one poem.)
Brown, Wynne and Reed Peters. 2014. Cave Creek Canyon: Revealing the Heart of Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains. Rodeo, N.M.: ECO Wear & Publishing.
Brown, Wynne, 2012. More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women (2nd edition). Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press. (Released in honor of Arizona’s Centennial.)
Brown, Wynne, et al. 2011. Spilled: A Collection by the Dry River Poets. Tucson, Ariz.: Casa Luna Press.
Brown, Wynne. 2006. The Falcon Guide to Trail Riding Arizona. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press.
Brown, Wynne. 2003. More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press.
Reiland, Rachel. 2002. I’m Not Supposed to Be Here. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Eggshells Press. (Editor, contributor)
Kreger, Randi and James Paul Shirley. 2002. The Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Back Your Life When Someone You Love Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Oakland, Calif.: New Harbinger. (Editor)
Glory: A Nation’s Spirit Defeats the Attack on America. 2001. Alpine, Calif.: Sands Publishing. (Contributed one essay.)
A Pictorial Atlas of Australia, 1976. Windsor, Victoria, Australia: Lloyd O’Neil Publ. Co., Rigby Ltd. (Illustrated two full-page spreads.)
100+ general interest and scientific articles, interviews, online lesson modules, and invited blog posts (author, co-author, project director, illustrator, designer, contributor, and/or editor)
1980 to present: Trade and general interest media outlets, including, in part: Planning, Associated Press, Scripps Howard News Service, Popular Science, Knoxville News-Sentinel, Arizona Highways, Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) Sun Herald, MetroPulse, Environmental-NewsNetwork.com, DisoveryHealth.com, Trail Runner, Western Horseman, Equus. Samples include:
Interview with Wynne Brown on her research on Sara Lemmon: Arizona Public Media/NPR program, “Arizona Spotlight” (May 30, 2019, 9.5 minutes)
Brown, Wynne. 2019. “Botanist, Artist, Nurse and Teacher: Sara Plummer Lemmon.” Invited blog post for Women You Should Know, April 23, 2019:
Brown, Wynne. 2018. “A Friendship Revealed – and Revived?” Invited blog post for Smithsonian Institution Archives. https://siarchives.si.edu/blog/friendship-revealed-and-revived
Brown, Wynne. 2017. “The Southwestern Legacy of Sara Lemmon.” Invited blog post for Arizona Highways. https://www.arizonahighways.com/blog/southwestern-legacy-sara-lemmon
Brown, Wynne. 2016. “Making Space for the Desert: Conservation Planning Connects People, Places, and Wildlife,” Planning magazine, Jan. 2016: 42-47.
Brown, Wynne, Hedley Bond, and Steven Moore. 2010. “Who’s Killing Crystal Creek? Exploring a Local Stream’s Effect on Public Health” (Kit), Powers of Inquiry, Science Approach. Rochester, New York: Available from Ward’s Natural Science.
Brown, Wynne, Hedley Bond, and Steven Moore. 2007. “Noodling Neurons: A New View of Nerve Cells” (Lesson Prototype) Tucson, Arizona: Science Approach. Available from http://www.scienceapproach.com/pdfs/NNeurons_Lesson.pdf
Brown, Wynne (ed.). 2006. Discovering Image Processing (Version 2.0). Center for Image Processing in Education. Tucson: Arizona.
Brown, Wynne. 2005. “SIMPLE Science: A New Tool for Learning, Teaching, and Collaboration.” Poster, Digital Library for Earth System Education annual conference. St. Petersburg, Florida.
Roth, V.D. and W.L. Brown. 1986. Catalog of Nearctic Agelenidae. Occasional Papers, The Museum of Texas Tech University (99).
Brown, W.L. 1980. Atlas of biological and recreational resources of the Victorian coast. Environmental Studies Program, Ministry for Conservation, Victoria, Australia.
Bond, H.W. and W.L. Brown. 1979. The exploitation of floral nectar in Eucalyptus incrassata by honeyeaters and honeybees. Oecologia 44:105-111.
Roth, V.D. and W.L. Brown. 1980. Arthropoda: Insecta (Insects) and Arthropoda: Arachnida (Mites, spiders, and scorpions), pp. 326-346, and 347-355 in R.C. Brusca (ed.) Common Intertidal Invertebrates of the Gulf of California, 2nd ed. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
Roth, V.D. and W.L. Brown. 1976. Other intertidal air-breathing arthropods, pp. 119-150, in L. Cheng (ed.) Marine Insects, North Holland, Amsterdam.
Roth, V.D. and W.L. Brown. 1975. A new genus of Mexican intertidal zone spider (Desidae) with biological and behavioral notes. Am. Mus. Nov. 2658: 1-7.
Current Membership in Professional Organizations
National Association of Science Writers
Editorial Freelancers Association
Arizona Professional Writers
Arizona Authors Association
Community Service Activities
2012 – President, Chiricahua Regional Council, Portal, Ariz.
2014- Member, U.S. Forest Service: three Sky Islands
Sustainable Recreation teams
2011-2019 Board member: Friends of Cave Creek Canyon, Portal, Ariz.
2004- Board member: Chiricahua Regional Council, Portal, Ariz.
2004-2014 Citizen scientist/wildlife tracker: Sky Island Alliance,