Understanding Evolution: your one-stop source for information on evolution
Resource library Teaching materials Evolution 101

Credits

Support for this project has been provided by:

The National Science Foundation under grant nos. 0096613, 0841757, and 0918741. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute under grant no. 51003439.

The original UE site was a collaborative project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) and the National Center for Science Education and was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Since its launch in 2004, the site has undergone several transitions and expansions. We are indebted to the following individuals, who have all contributed to its success:

The UCMP project team:

Roy Caldwell, Principal Investigator
David Lindberg, Co-Principal Investigator
Judy Scotchmoor, Project Coordination
Anna Thanukos, Principal Editor
Josh Frankel, Webmaster and graphic design
Dave Smith, Graphic design


Original advisors and content providers:

Alan D. Gishlick as a Post Doctoral Scholar at the National Center For Science Education
Al Janulaw as a Science methods instructor, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Eric Meikle as Outreach Coordinator at the National Center for Science Education
Eugenie C. Scott as Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education
Caroline A.E. Strömberg as a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm
Anna Thanukos as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant of UCMP
Colleen Whitney as initial site web webmaster
Carl Zimmer as an author of the section entitled History of evolutionary thought


Original teacher advisors:

Jennifer Collins as a secondary life science teacher in Alexandria, VA
Scott Hays as a retired science educator and provider of teacher professional development
Sharon Janulaw as a Science methods instructor, Sonoma State Universit, Santa Rosa, CA
Anne Monk as a Middle school science teacher at the Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, California
Mark Stefanski as a Science teacher at Marin Academy, San Rafael, CA
Mark Terry as a Science teacher and Department Chair at Northwest School, Seattle, WA


Postdoctoral and graduate students who have contributed to the content of the UE site:

Crissy Huffard — Ph.D. 2005, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Andrew Lee — Ph.D. 2007, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Elizabeth Perotti — Ph.D. 2008, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Judy Sheen — Ph.D. 2001, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Skene — Ph.D. 2009, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley


UE advisory board
These individuals joined the UE team in 2008 to provide guidance for the expansion of the UE site, resulting in the successful submission of an NSF CCLI grant proposal in 2009:

Paul Beardsley — Center for Curriculum Development at the Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS), Colorado Springs, CO
Rodger W. Bybee — Director emeritus of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS Colorado Springs, CO
Steven B. Case — Assistant Research Professor in the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas
Judy Diamond — Professor and Curator of informal science education at the University of Nebraska State Museum
Sam Donovan — Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences — Science Education, at the University of Pittsburg
Kristin Jenkins — Education and Outreach Program Specialist, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC
Joe Levine — Author of several biology texts at the high school and college levels
Dennis Liu — Senior Program Officer at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
M. Patricia Morse — Marine biologist and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Washington
Paul Jean Narguizian — Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles
Richard T. O'Grady — Executive Director, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington, DC
Eugenie C. Scott — Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, Inc., Oakland, CA
Kirsten Swinstrom — Instructor in the Life Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
Lisa D. White — Professor of Geology and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU), CA
Brian M. Wiegmann — Associate Director for Education and Outreach at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC


Development of the UE undergraduate resources was funded by an NSF CCLI grant awarded in 2009 and is a collaborative project with the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.


UE teacher advisory board
Funded by the CCLI grant, these individuals joined the UE team in 2009 to provide expertise and content review for the expansion of the UE site at the undergraduate level:

Robin Bingham, Professor of Biology at Western State College, Gunnison, CO
Jean DeSaix, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Nan Ho, Professor of Biology at Las Positas Community College, Livermore, CA
Jennifer Katcher, Faculty member at Pima Community College, AZ
Kristi Curry Rogers, Assistant Professor of Biology and Geology at Macalaster College, MN
Jim Smith, Professor of Biology at Michigan State University, MI
Kirsten Swinstrom, Instructor in the Life Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
Lisa Urry, Professor of Biology at Mills College, CA
Daniel W. Ward, Professor of Biology at Waubonsee Community College, IL
Jason Wiles, Assistant Professor of Biology at Syracuse University, NY
Calvin Young, Professor in the Biology Department at Fullerton College, CA


And project partners:

Kristin Jenkins — Education and Outreach Program Specialist, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC
Susan Musante — Education Programs Manager, American Institute of Biological Sciences
Sheri Potter — Manager, Membership and Community Programs, American Institute of Biological Sciences


External UE advisory board:
These individuals serve as reviewers of UE resources:

Felicitas Avendano, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Kari Benson, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Jenny Boughman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Marya Czech, Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH
Ryan Gregory, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Laurel Hester, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
André Lachance, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Troy Ladine, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX
Mary Mulcahy, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA
Andrew Petto, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Polly Schultz, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR
Kathy Schwab, Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX
Elena Bray Speth, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Robert Swanson, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
James F. Thompson, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Martin Tracey, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Leo Welch, Southwestern Illinois College