Daniel J. Fairbanks
|Daniel J. Fairbanks|
|Born||1956 (age 61–62)|
Daniel Justin Fairbanks (born 1956) 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
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 is also a sculptor who has works in some museum collections.
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, 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.
- 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.
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