Catherine Sweitzer, Associate Consultant for Communications
Cathy Sweitzer adds the popular appeal of the arts to the business of Science Communications Consultants. Like her husband Jim, she believes that good science communication awakens, challenges and changes minds.
Her career began in the field of advertising, specifically television production and qualitative research. Leaving Michigan Avenue for academe, she served as a Director of Communications at the University of Chicago and taught at Northwestern University, Sarah Lawrence College and Dominican University. She recently completed the writing program at The Second City Training Center where her work was featured in the Works by Women Festival. She wrote "Story of a Leaf," for the Hamburg Planetarium, Germany, and co-authored the sky show, "Fragile Planet," for the Morrison Planetarium, San Francisco.
Cathy strives to assure that clients of SCC have not only the best scientific and technological advice available, but also the power of the arts to tell their important stories.
Monroe-Cook, Ph.D., SCC Associate Consultant for Creative Problem
Liz brings years of expertise and leadership in creative
problem solving to SCC’s clients. She has been helping businesses and
individuals ask the right questions, understand complicated answers, and
translate information into action for more than 20 years.
As a facilitator, Liz creates and employs innovative
techniques to provide in-depth and meaningful information for strategic
planning, product and service development, and effective communications. She is
able to help individuals and teams analyze and integrate multiple sources of
information, work effectively together, and apply creative thinking skills to
solve complicated problems.
Liz focuses on the human factors involved in organizational
health and effectiveness, working with individuals and groups to identify,
develop, and apply their own skills and leadership.
"Jim, you and Liz really helped make the meeting a big success. I very much enjoyed teaming up with the two of you and appreciated your commitment to this project before and during the meeting. It was a big job of great importance to us!"