Dr. David A. DeWitt

Dr. David A. DeWitt

Professor of biology and author of Unraveling the Origins Controversy

Dr. David A. DeWitt received a BS in biochemistry from Michigan State University and a PhD in neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University.

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  • PhD, Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • BS, Biochemstry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Dr. David A. DeWitt received a BS in biochemistry from Michigan State University and a PhD in neurosciences 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 human biological variation. He has authored and coauthored 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 was an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas, where he taught graduate-level cell biology. 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.



David A. DeWitt, Unraveling the Origins Controversy, Lynchburg, VA: Creation Curriculum, 2007.


David A. DeWitt, “Tyrannosaurus rex: a Big Chicken?,” Answers in Genesis, April 14, 2007, https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/bones/tyrannosaurus-rex-a-big-chicken/.

David A. DeWitt, “TIME to Stay Current on Human Origins,” Answers in Genesis, October 2, 2006, https://answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/ape-man/time-to-stay-current-on-human-origins/.

David A. DeWitt, “Lucy and Her ‘Child’ Look Like Extinct Apes After All,” Answers in Genesis, September 26, 2006, https://answersingenesis.org/human-evolution/lucy/lucy-and-her-child-look-like-extinct-apes-after-all/.

David A. DeWitt, “Chimp-Human Hybridization: Two of a Kind or Two Different Kinds?,” Amswers in Genesis, May 31, 2006, https://answersingenesis.org/are-humans-animals/chimp-human-hybridization-two-of-a-kind-or-two-different-kinds/.

David A. DeWitt, “The Differences Make the Difference,” Answers in Genesis, March 20, 2006, https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/dna-similarities/the-differences-make-the-difference/.

David A. DeWitt, “Nothing New Under the Sun: Media Report Hypes Evolution Claims,” Answers in Genesis, October 12, 2005, https://answersingenesis.org/theory-of-evolution/nothing-new-under-the-sun-media-report-hypes-evolution-claims/.

David A. DeWitt, “Chimp Genome Sequence Very Different From Man,” Answers in Genesis, September 5, 2005, https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/dna-similarities/chimp-genome-sequence-very-different-from-man/.

David A. DeWitt, “Startling Plant Discovery Presents Problems for Evolution,” Answers in Genesis, April 6, 2005, https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/startling-plant-discovery-presents-problems-for-evolution/.

David A. DeWitt, “Creation Teaching Makes a Difference,” Answers in Genesis, July 26, 2004, https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/in-schools/creation-teaching-makes-a-difference/.

David A. DeWitt, “Why I Rejected Theistic Evolution,” Answers in Genesis, January 12, 2004, https://answersingenesis.org/theistic-evolution/why-i-rejected-theistic-evolution/.

David A. DeWitt, “Greater Than 98% Chimp/Human DNA Similarity? Not Any More.,” Answers in Genesis, April 1, 2003, https://answersingenesis.org/genetics/dna-similarities/greater-than-98-chimp-human-dna-similarity-not-any-more.

David A. DeWitt, “Role of Educational Factors in College Students' Creation Worldview,” Answers in Genesis, April 1, 2003, https://answersingenesis.org/college/educational-factors-in-college-students-creation-worldview/.

David A. DeWitt, “The Origin of Life: A Problem for Evolution,” Answers in Genesis, March 5, 2002, https://answersingenesis.org/origin-of-life/the-origin-of-life-a-problem-for-evolution/.

David A. DeWitt, “Stem Cell Decision not the End of Ethical Dilemmas,” Answers in Genesis, March 3, 2002, https://answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/stem-cells/stem-cell-decision-not-the-end-of-ethical-dilemmas/.


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