Darrel Falk is Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, where he has taught since 1988. His range of courses over the years has included senior capstone courses, honors seminars, and undergraduate courses including Vertebrate Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, General Biology, General Zoology, Vertebrate Biology, History and Philosophy of Biology, and his very favorite, Genetics.
Dr. Falk has also taught Sunday School in a seniors Bible class for many years, where he has grown into a much deeper love for the integrity and truth of Scripture. For most of the past 15 years he has also been a part of an ongoing weekly Theology/Science interdisciplinary discussion group at his university, where he has been privileged to be influenced by Christian colleagues from a broad range of disciplines.
All of Dr. Falkâ€™s early work was in the growing field of Drosophila molecular and developmental genetics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta, and did post-doctoral work at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Irvine before taking up a faculty position at Syracuse University. Throughout his first eleven years as a faculty member, his research was funded almost continuously by the NIH and/or NSF. Desiring to focus on undergraduate teaching in a Christian college setting, and to think about biology more broadly than typically possible in a research university, he moved into Christian higher education 25 years ago.
Dr. Falk has given talks about the interface of science and faith at many universities and seminaries in the last several years. Dr. Falk is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Genetics Society of America, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He is the author of Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (InterVarsity Press, Downer's Grove, Illinois, 2004).