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Education and Outreach Forum

Just when you thought it was safe to teach evolution....

Saturday, August 1, 2004

Time and Place TBA

Dr. Eugenie C. Scott


Dr. Eugenie C. Scott

Executive Director,
National Center for Science Education


Eugenie C. Scott has been since 1987 the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit science education organization with members in every state. She holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Missouri, and an honorary D.Sc. from McGill University. Scott has taught at the University of Kentucky, the University of Colorado, and in the California State University system. A human biologist, her research has been in medical anthropology and skeletal biology. She has many published papers and monographs, has served as chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Association, President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and chaired the Anthropology Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Scott is nationally-recognized as a proponent of church/state separation, and serves on the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and on the National Advisory Council of Americans for Religious Liberty. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion committee. Scott has also served on the Board of Directors of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study. An internationally-recognized expert on the creation/evolution controversy, she has consulted with the National Academy of Sciences, several State Departments of Education, and legal staffs in both the United States and Australia.

Scott has worked nation-wide to communicate the scientific method to the general public and to improve how science as a way of knowing is taught in school. She is frequently called upon by the print, radio, and television media as a spokesperson for "the scientific view" when conflicts arise between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations, including appearances on Donahue, Geraldo, Crossfire, Firing Line, Ancient Mysteries, The Pat Buchannan Show, (Penn and Teller's) Bullshit!, and Science Friday. She was featured in the Nova programs “In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy” and “What About God” in the Nova/Clear Blue Sky “Evolution” series. Scott is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of Sigma Xi. Awards include the University of Missouri Arts and Sciences College Distinguished Alumna, the Isaac Asimov Science Award from the American Humanist Association, the Defense of Science Award from the Center for Inquiry, the Skeptics Society James Randi Award, the Hugh H. Hefner First Amendment Award, the American Society of Cell Biology’s Bruce Alberts Award, and the Geological Society of America’s Public Service Award. She has also been awarded the American Institute of Biological Sciences Outstanding Service Award, the National Science Board’s Public Service Award, and the California Science Teacher Association Distinguished Service Award.

Scott has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for two decades, and can speak to problems created by this sectarian challenge to science education from many directions: educational, legal, scientific, and/or social. A dynamic speaker, she offers stimulating and thought-provoking as well as entertaining lectures and workshops.