April  Maskiewicz Cordero

April Maskiewicz Cordero

Point Loma Nazarene University

April Maskiewicz, PhD, is a professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University. Her research focuses on developing more effective approaches for teaching ecology and evolution that enable students to develop not only factual knowledge, but biological ways of thinking and reasoning about the living world. As a Christian biologist trained in science education research, she is in a unique position to investigate science students’ perceptions of the relationship between scientific issues that evoke controversy (i.e. origins, evolution, human origins) and Christian faith. Dr. Maskiewicz gave a TEDx talk on evolution and faith and she was featured in "From the Dust," a BioLogos sponsored documentary.  She is also active in several professional development projects with schoolteachers as well as university biology faculty and was one of four professors coordinating the PLNU/BioLogos Biology by the Sea Christian school teacher program.

Topics include:

  • Evolution and Christian faith
  • Ecological issues and our call to care for creation
  • Cultivating the Christian virtue of "being hospitable"