Former NCSE board member to receive Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award

Laurie R. Godfrey.

Laurie R. Godfrey.

NCSE is delighted to congratulate Laurie R. Godfrey of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a former NCSE board member, who was named as the recipient of the Charles R. Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA) for 2024.

"Godfrey," according to the AABA's citation, "has been a leader in the fields of primate evolution, paleobiology, and evolutionary ecology for over 40 years. As emphasized by her nomination, she has championed and advanced our understanding of the extinct 'subfossil' lemurs of Madagascar through dental microwear, isotopes, histology, ontology, computed tomography, scanning electron microscopy, ancient DNA, and many other methods. With infectious enthusiasm she has inspired early career scholars and peers to study a diverse array of research topics in Madagascar and beyond."

Godfrey served on NCSE's board of directors from 1990 to 1994. She edited Scientists Confront Creationism (1983) and, with Andrew J. Petto, its sequel Scientists Confront Creationism: Intelligent Design and Beyond (2008).

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.