Dr. David A. DeWitt received a BS in biochemistry from Michigan State University and a PhD in neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. Currently professor of biology and chair of the department of biology and chemistry at Liberty University, he is active in teaching and research, focusing primarily on understanding the mechanisms causing cellular damage in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. DeWitt has received over $180,000 in grant funding for research including a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Liberty University recognized Dr. DeWitt with the 2000–2001 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He teaches upper level biology courses in cell biology and biochemistry as well as “History of Life,” a required course on the creation-evolution controversy. He has authored and co-authored several articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Brain Research, Neurotoxicology, Journal of Alzheimer Disease, and Experimental Neurology. He has also written the book Unraveling the Origins Controversy, which answers many of the most challenging questions in the origins debate. He has presented research at both national and international meetings on creation-evolution issues.
Dr. DeWitt is also director of the Center for Creation Studies at Liberty University and an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught graduate-level cell biology. Dr. DeWitt served on the board of directors of the Alexandra Foundation and currently is their director of Creation Education. He has written articles and given many presentations on creation-evolution issues. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Creation Research Society, and has served as chair of the biology section of the Virginia Academy of Sciences. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia with his wife Marci and their three daughters.