Eugenie Scott, a former anthropology professor, is the Executive Director of NCSE. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, tackling educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her NCSE activities, including awards from scientific societies, educational societies, skeptics groups, and humanist groups. Among her most notable recent honors: the Public Service Medal (National Academy of Sciences), the Fellows Medal (California Academy of Sciences), the first Stephen Jay Gould Prize (Society for the Study of Evolution), and inclusion in the Scientific American 10 (which also includes Barack Obama and Bill Gates.) Dr. Scott holds nine honorary degrees. Scott is the author of Evolution vs. Creationism and co-editor, with Glenn Branch, of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools.