Dr. Ursula Goodenougli is currently professor of biology at Washington
University in St. Louis. She earned her M.A. in zoology from Columbia
University and in 1969 she completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University.
Goodenough was the assistant and associate professor of biology at Harvard from
1971-1978 Before moving to Washington University. She wrote three editions of a
widely adopted textbook, Genetics, and has served in numerous capacities
in international biomedical arenas. Goodenough joined the institute on Religion
in an Age of Science (IRAS) in 1989 arid served continuously on itsCouncil
and as its president for four years. She has presented papers and seminars on
science and religion to numerous audiences, co-chaired three IRAS conferences
on star island, and serves on the editorial board of Zygon:Journal of Religion
and Science. Her best-selling book, The Sacred Depths of Nature, has
resulted in her taking this concern to dozens of college campuses in this
country, participating in television productions including PBS, as well as NPR
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