Devin Dotson

Associate Director of Communications

Devin works to spread the story of American Rivers work and successes to our members, corporate supporters and others through publications such as the American Rivers magazine, reports, and the annual report and through our website and online outreach. He also helps find ways for American Rivers to work with corporations to advance river restoration and protection.

Devin joined American Rivers in 2009. Previously, he worked in communications with several nonprofit and government agencies. Devin worked with Oceana in their South American headquarters in Santiago, Chile, to help the oceans that receive all the rivers he now works to protect. While there, Devin performed his thesis research on how newspapers in Santiago were covering climate change.
Before that, Devin interned and worked with several government agencies including the Office of the President, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He has worked with his hometown newspaper The Red Bay News for the past 15 years, where he still has a weekly column.

M.A. in Latin American Studies from University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Focus on International Communication and Environmental Sustainability
B.S. in Agricultural Communications and B.A. in Spanish from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Publications: Media Coverage of Climate Change in Chile: A Content Analysis of Conservative and Liberal Newspapers, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, March 2012

Crystal River, Florida


Blog Posts By This Author

Fun At Summer River Festivals

A fun summer blog from American Rivers’ communications intern, Sam Padgett: Picnicking by the river, swimming, delicious food, and great music –these are some of the things that make a memorable summer. So join your local river festival to kick s… Read more »

Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest 2012

Guest blog post by Kathy Sykes Kathy Sykes is a Senior Advisor in the Aging and Sustainability Office of Research and Development at the U.S. EPA The 2012 Rachel Carson contest will focus on water, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Clean Wa… Read more »