A published science writer, Jim’s reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Scientist and Scientific American.

Jim Kent has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and communications for scientific and technical organizations in the U.S. and Europe. Since joining Thornton Tomasetti in 2007, he has applied his passion for making technical subjects accessible and engaging as the firm has grown into an industry leader. He leads internal and external communications, media relations, Web and online communications, and firmwide marketing functions.

A Published Science Writer and Communications Professional
Jim was previously head of communications at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, director of communications at Thomson Reuters, and held various communications and marketing roles in a 15-year career with Schlumberger, the oilfield services company. He started his career in newspapers, working for dailies and weeklies in the northeastern U.S. His reporting and writing have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, American Scientist and Scientific American. Jim is co-author of A Moveable Shore: The Fate of the Connecticut Coast (Duke University Press, 1992), a layman’s guide to coastline evolution related to climate change.

Outside of Work
Jim is an avid runner and cyclist, regularly heading out on his 1974 Masi to take part in charity bike rides, including five century rides for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has played guitar for more than 40 years, and, for enough money, will stop practicing the mandolin.