Bill Douthitt

William Douthitt

Bill Douthitt

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program


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Bill Douthitt is Photography Managing Editor for Science Magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for Advancement of Science. He manages a staff of three photography editors, providing images for Science’s print and digital publications and works with the organization’s senior editors to create engaging visualization of complex science and environmental topics. Previously Douthitt was National Geographic Magazine’s Managing Editor for Special Editions. During his National Geographic career, he worked as a writer, photographer, picture editor, multimedia developer, department manager and graphic designer. Douthitt has written for National Geographic’s magazine and website, authoring the December 2006 cover story on the Cassini Saturn mission.While at Geographic, Douthitt created and managed major initiatives including a special issue on water, a series of special issues on 21st century themes including population, biodiversity and science frontiers and EarthPulse, a company-wide environmental campaign.With his wife, Karen Kasmauski, Douthitt operates Little Black Dog Productions. The company has produced two award-winning books, IMPACT: From the Frontlines of Global Health, and NURSE: A World of Care. Former President Jimmy Carter wrote introductions for both. Douthitt’s editing work at Science and National Geographic has been recognized many times in the annual Pictures of the Year competition and has contributed to winning both Excel and National Magazine Awards. 


Current Outside Position

Photography Managing Editor, Science Magazine



  • 12/2006 Cover Story, National Geographic Magazine “Cassini Saturn Mission”
  • 2008 Project Manager “NURSE: A World of Care” Emory University Press



BA in Communications, University of Washington
MA in Science Writing, Johns Hopkins University