Darrel Falk

Prof. Darrel R. Falk

Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Point Loma Nazarene University & Senior Advisor for Dialogue, BioLogos.


Darrel Falk is the author of Coming to Peace with Science, co-author of The Fool and the Heretic and most recently, On the (Divine) Origin of Our Species. He speaks frequently on the relationship between science and faith at universities and seminaries.

From 2009 to 2012, he served as president of BioLogos. Under his leadership, the BioLogos website and daily blog grew to thousands of readers and hundreds of authors, the Biology by the Sea workshop trained Christian biology teachers, and private workshops in New York were a forum for conversation and worship with top evangelical leaders. As president, he brought BioLogos into conversation with Southern Baptist leaders and with Reasons to Believe, and today he continues to be a key member of those dialogues.


Falk received his B.Sc. (with Honours) from Simon Fraser University, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. He did postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Irvine before accepting a faculty position at Syracuse University in New York. Darrel’s early research focused on Drosophila molecular and developmental genetics with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In 1984 he transitioned into Christian higher education, spending most of the subsequent years in the Biology Department at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Biology.

Professional Associations

He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Genetics Society of America, as well as a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and the International Society of Science and Religion.

“I have fond memories of speaking at ISCAST-sponsored events in June 2006. More recently (last March), although it was not an ISCAST event, I had the privilege of a return visit to Australia to speak at an event sponsored by CASE, New College, UNSW.”