John Angus Campbell
(Ph.D., rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh) is a professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis and past President of the American Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology. He has twice won the Golden Anniversary Award from the National Communication Association (1971 and 1987) for his scholarly essays and was a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award
the Dean's Recognition Award (1994) from the University of Washington. He was named Communication Educator of the Year by the Tennessee State Communication Association (2001) and most recently (2003) was was the recipient of the Oleg Zinam Award for best essay in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Professor Campbell is one of the founders of the rhetoric of science, a now flourishing sub-specialty of academic inquiry, and has published numerous highly regarded technical articles and book chapters analyzing the rhetorical strategy of Darwin's Origin of Species. He recently guest edited and contributed to a special issue on the intelligent design argument in the Journal of Rhetorical & Public Affairs (vol. 1, 1998 no. 4). He is currently at work on a scholarly book with the working title, Charles Darwin: A Rhetorical Biography. As a communication educator Professor Campbell is strongly committed to teaching controversy as a civic and democratic art as indicated by the title of his essay "Oratory, Democracy and the Classroom," and again in his prize-winning JIS essay "The Educational Debate Over Darwinism."
Stephen C. Meyer
(Ph.D., history and philosophy of science, University of Cambridge) is director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, Washington and serves as University Professor, Conceptual Foundations of Science at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. Meyer has worked previously as a geophysicist for the Atlantic Richfield Company and a professor of philosophy at Whitworth College. He is coauthor of the book, Science and Evidence of Design in the Universe (2002). Meyer has contributed to numerous scholarly books, including the forthcoming Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA (Cambridge University Press 2004). He has written for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, National Review, and First Things. He has appeared on television and radio programs such as Fox News, PBS's TechnoPolitics and Freedom Speaks, MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, and NPR's Talk of the Nation and Science Friday. He coauthored the film Unlocking the Mystery of Life, which has recently aired on PBS stations around the country. Meyer's testimony before the Ohio State Board of Education and his subsequent editorials in the Cincinnati Inquirer and the Columbus Dispatch influenced the Ohio State Board of Education's 2002 decision to require students to "critically analyze" evolutionary theory -- the first statewide endorsement of the "teach the controversy" approach advocated by many of the contributors to this volume.