April Maskiewicz Cordero
Author, BioLogos Voices, Board of Directors
April Maskiewicz Cordero, PhD, is a professor of biology and Associate Dean 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 Cordero 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, is one of the six authors of INTEGRATE, and was one of four professors coordinating the PLNU/BioLogos Biology by the Sea Christian school teacher program.
The Joys and Challenges of Teaching Evolution to Christians—as a Christian
Teaching evolution at Christian universities can be difficult. But there are many ways to do it well.
My Lifelong Passion for Helping Students Reconcile Faith and Evolution
April Maskiewicz Cordero shares the deeply personal journey that has given her a passion for helping Christian students reconcile faith and evolution.