John West is a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, where he is Associate Director of Discovery's Center for Science & Culture and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs. He is currently researching the impact of Darwinian science on public policy and culture during the past century. Dr. West first earned his Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University as well as a B.A. in Communications from the University of Washington. He was an Associate Professor of Political Science at Seattle Pacific University where he chaired the Political Science department, and he has taught political science and history courses at California State University, San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific University. He has written or edited numerous books, including The Politics of Revelation & Reason: Religion and Civic Life in the New Nation, The Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics, The Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Supplement I, The New Federalist Papers, and The Theology of Welfare. He also has contributed articles to a wide range of scholarly outlets, including National Review Online, FoxNews.com, the Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Wake Forest Law Review, Policy Review, the Washington Times, the Seattle Times, and the San Diego Union.