BioLogos Advisory Council
Diane Sweeney is a veteran instructor and curricula developer with over 25 years experience in education. She is currently an AP biology instructor and department head at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton, CA. She previously taught at the Punahou School in Honolulu, HI; Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, CA; and Prince of Peace Lutheran School in Fremont, CA. Her publications include writing for the biology textbook program Biology Exploring Life (lab manual and teacher’s instructions) by Campbell, Williamson, Heyden (Pearson 2009). Diane has a BS in biochemistry from UC Riverside and an MA in education from Stanford University.
Diane has been active with BioLogos for many years. Through a BioLogos grant, she co-created with Pastor Joshua Hayashi Author of Life, a collection of 7 short documentary films and companion curricula for churches and schools. Diane is currently serving on the Biologos Advisory Council and on the curriculum development team for Biologos INTEGRATE.
Diane enjoys cultivating native Californian plants and growing fruits and vegetables in her garden when she is not hiking or biking in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Short Films as Discussion Starters in Churches: Helping Teens to See Evolution as God's Creative Process
Author of Life, a video-based program for youth, encourages students to think about the relationship between their faith and the process of evolution.
A Teacher Overcomes Differences While Teaching Evolutionary Creation
I became the first teacher in fifty years at my Christian school to teach about evolutionary creation.