Eugenie Scott

Eugenie Scott is Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., a pro-evolution nonprofit science education organization with membership in every state. A human biologist, Dr. Scott has taught at the University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado, where her research has been in medical anthropology. The author of Creationism vs. Evolution: An Introduction, and co-editor of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for our Schools, she has served as chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Anthropological Association, as President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and has chaired both the Anthropology and Education Sections of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She also serves on the National Advisory Council of Americans united for Separation of Church and State, and has served on the Advisory Council of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion committee.

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, Dr. 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 schools. She holds a PhD in biological anthropology from the University of Missouri and honorary Doctor of Science degrees from McGill, Ohio State, Mt. Holyoke, and Rutgers Universities, as well as the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.