Congratulations to Kenneth R. Miller
NCSE is pleased to congratulate Kenneth R. Miller for receiving the National Science Teachers Association's Presidential Citation, which recognizes "individuals or organizations who have significantly promoted the profession of science education."
A member of NCSE's Advisory Council, Miller is Professor of Biology of Brown University. He is the coauthor, with Joseph S. Levine, of four popular high school and college textbooks, and author of Finding Darwin's God (1999) and Only a Theory (2008). Among his awards are the Public Service Award from the American Society for Cell Biology, the AAAS's Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology, the Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution. He testified for the plaintiffs in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the 2005 case establishing the unconstitutionality of teaching "intelligent design" in the public schools.
The first recipients of the NSTA's Presidential Citation, in 2006, were the science teachers at Dover High School in Dover, Pennsylvania, who defied their school board's order to read a statement about "intelligent design" to their students.