Jay Labov
Jay Labov
National Academy of Engineering
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Jay Labov, a former staff member at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (1997–2018), directed or contributed to 30+ STEM reports on precollege, undergraduate, and teacher education, advanced study for high school students, and international education. He directed the committee that authored Science, Evolution, and Creationism and oversaw the National Academy of Sciences’ efforts to confront challenges to teaching evolution in the nation’s public schools.

Dr. Labov is an organismal biologist by training. He previously spent 18 years on the biology faculty at Colby College. He is a Kellogg National Fellow, a Fellow in Education of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Council of Independent Colleges (formerly Woodrow Wilson) Visiting Fellow, and a 2013 recipient of the “Friend of Darwin” award from the National Center for Science Education. In 2019 he was appointed chair of the education committee of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. He has taught a minicourse on “Unpacking the Science of Evolution.” He chairs the Education Committee for the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health, is an associate editor for its journal, and has organized events for the society’s annual meetings.

Dr. Labov got his BA from the University of Miami and his PhD in biological sciences from the University of Rhode Island.

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