Joel Duff is a professor of biology at The University of Akron. He earned his B.S. in biology from Calvin College, and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Tennessee. He research focuses on understanding biological diversity by examining differences in DNA sequences and genome structure. He has worked on numerous plant and animals systems and has authored more than 40 research articles in science journals. He is an active writer and speaker, exploring the intersection of science and Christian faith including contributing to the book “Grand Canyon: Monument to an Ancient Earth” and authoring hundreds of articles on his blog, Naturalis Historia (thenaturalhistorican.com). He is an avid nature photographer and enjoys exploring God’s creation with his wife and five children.