Daniel J. Fairbanks

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Daniel J. Fairbanks
Born1956 (age 64–65)
OccupationBiologist, professor

Daniel Justin Fairbanks (born 1956)[1] is an American biologist who was formerly a dean of Undergraduate Education at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is a specialist in biology who has written books on the subject.

Early life and education[edit]

Fairbanks is a great-grandson of John B. Fairbanks, an artist from Utah. Fairbanks received his undergraduate education at BYU. As a young man he served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).


Fairbanks has been on the faculty of BYU since 1988. Besides being a biology professor he has served as head of the University Honors Program and associate dean of General Education and Honors.

Fairbanks has also served as a visiting professor at Universidade Estadual de Londrina and Southern Virginia University.

Fairbanks is also a sculptor who has works in some museum collections.

Fairbanks is currently Dean of the College of Health and Science at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Fairbanks is also an author. Some of his works include Genetics: The Continunity of Life, Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA, a very accessible book for non-specialist in genetics readers,[2] Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy, and Shrubland Ecosystem Genetics and Biodiversity: Proceedings of a Conference.


  • Fairbanks, Daniel J. (2015). Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race. ISBN 978-1633880184.
  • Fairbanks, Daniel J. (2009). Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA.
  • Fairbanks, Daniel J. (2012). Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters.


  1. ^ "Ending the Mendel-Fisher Controversy". Copyright Catalog (1978 to present). United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
  2. ^ Review of Relics of Eden

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