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NCSE president elected to AAAS


Kevin Padian, the president of NCSE's board of directors, was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in October 2007 "for distinguished contributions to the study of the vertebrate evolutionary adaptations and especially for his leadership in science education," according to an October 26, 2007 press release from the University of California, Berkeley. Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Curator at the University of California Museum of Paleontology. He testified for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 case in which teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools was found to be unconstitutional, and the transcript of his testimony, together with the slides he used, is available on NCSE's website.

Members of NCSE who were also elected Fellows of the AAAS in October 2007 include Carl A. Maida of the University of California, Los Angeles; Sally McBrearty of the University of Connecticut; Lawrence M. Schell of the University at Albany, State University of New York; Sara Stinson of the City University of New York, Queens College; Linda D. Wolfe of East Carolina University; J. David Archibald of San Diego State University; Tom A. Ranker of the University of Colorado; Randy W. Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley; Andrew D. Miranker of Yale University; Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego; and Adrian L. Melott of the University of Kansas. (Let the NCSE office know if we overlooked your name on AAAS's list!)