Claudia Wallis is an education reporter specializing in the science of learning for The Hechinger Report, a health columnist for Scientific American, and an award winning reporter for Time Magazine where she founded Time for Kids and served as editor-at-large from 2003 to 2007.

She teaches journalism at SUNY Stony Brook University, and mentored the Teacher Project Fellows in 2017 and 2018 at Columbia Journalism School.

A two-time National Magazine Award finalist, Wallis used her Spencer Fellowship year in 2008 and 2009 to examine how the rising number of students diagnosed across the spectrum of autism disorders is challenging educators and the solvency of school districts. Her work resulted in a series of articles for The New York Times and Time Magazine.