Kenneth R. Miller
Professor of biology, Brown University
Kenneth R. Miller is Professor of Biology at Brown University. A cell biologist, he serves as an advisor on life sciences to the NewsHour, a daily PBS television program on news and public affairs, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Miller is coauthor, with Joseph S. Levine, of a series of high school and college biology textbooks used by millions of students nationwide. In 2005 he served as lead witness in the trial on evolution and intelligent design in Dover, Pennsylvania. His popular book, Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground between God and Evolution, addresses the scientific status of evolutionary theory and its relationship to religious views of nature. His latest book, Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul addresses the continuing struggle over how evolution is to be understood in American society. His honors include the Presidential Citation of the American Institute of Biological Science (2005), the Public Service Award of the American Society for Cell Biology (2006), the Distinguished Service Award of the National Association of Biology teachers (2008), and the Public Understanding of Science and Technology Award from AAAS (2009). Most recently, the Society for the Study of Evolution recognized Dr. Miller with the 2011 Stephen Jay Gould Prize for advancing the public understanding of evolution.