What’s New in EvoS!

12/20/2014 – EvoS is continuing to grow!  We are pleased to announce that Clark College of Vancouver, Washington, will be offering a new course, HUM 105, set to premiere in April, 2015.  Designed by the Humanities Department Head, Angela M. Lohr, this course is called “Evolution for Everyone.”  Angela says that, as a humanities instructor, she’ll be teaching the class as “evolution for non-scientists” to show students how evolutionary concepts and occurrences impact the way we express our humanity.  Angela, along with the rest of the EvoS community, is thrilled to have this course on the books at Clark College.  Any information or advice for “ProfessLohr” would be greatly appreciated as she prepares to teach this 100-level course to eager and interested students.  Please direct any correspondence to alohr@clark.edu.



6/10/2014 – EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, under new editorial team! This new team will include John Montgomery (Psychology at SUNY New Paltz; PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Cal Tech; Author of The Answer Model), Dustin Eirdosh (who’s currently directing the PEAR Lab (Positive Education Action-Research) at University of Toliara in Madagascar), along with Glenn Geher, co-founder of the EvoS Consortium (and director of EvoS at New Paltz). And our new editorial assistant will be Nicole Wedberg (MA student in Psychology at New Paltz).

Enormous thanks to Rosemarie Sokol-Chang (founding editor of EvoS Journal) and Dan Glass (recent co-editor of the journal) for their outstanding service to the field via their work with EvoS Journal. And big thanks to EvoS star Briana Tauber for her great work as editorial associate for the past several years! EvoS Journal has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles related to evolution and its position in higher education. EvoS Journal, formed via a grant from the National Science Foundation (with PIs being Glenn Geher and Jennifer Waldo of New Paltz and David Sloan Wilson of Binghamton), has been serving higher education on a global scale since 2009.

5/25/2014Volume 3, Issue 2 of The EvoS Illuminate: Newsletter of the EvoS Consortium is now available!  Be sure to check it out for article written by past and present EvoS students and faculty, as well as info about what’s happening in EvoS around the globe!

1/09/2014 – EvoS is pleased to announce the new release of a special issue of the EvoS Journal,dedicated to the 2012 Summit of the EvoS Consortium. Check out the full issue here: Volume 6, Issue 1

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What is the EvoS Consortium?

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Consortium is designed to facilitate the development and implementation of Evolutionary Studies Programs at colleges and universities across the United States. An Evolutionary Studies Program introduces students from all majors to evolutionary theory early in their academic careers, emphasizes human-related subjects in addition to biological, promotes the continuation of evolutionary training throughout the undergraduate education, and promotes faculty training and collaborative research related to evolution.

The EvoS Consortium is a website that provides the tools and a community space for evolutionary training in institutions of higher education. The Consortium website (affiliated with EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium) is a space for both faculty and undergraduate members of Evolutionary Studies Programs, as well as those interested in starting a program.

A major goal of the Consortium is growth – we hope to expand the consortium such that EvoS programs replicate widely. As such, we openly welcome other institutions to join. Steps associated with starting an EvoS program and joining the Consortium are described in the pages included in the Membership tab at the top of the page.