Daniel Fairbanks

Daniel Fairbanks

Professor - Biology

Office: BA-110

Phone: 801-863-6440

Mailstop: 299

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Dr. Daniel J. Fairbanks is Professor of Biology and University Research Officer at Utah Valley University. He received his Ph.D. from the University Arizona, M.S. from the University of Minnesota, and B.S. from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining UVU, he was at the University of Massachusetts?Amherst where he was Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Soil and Insect Sciences. Prior to that time he was at Brigham Young University where he was Dean of Undergraduate Education, Associate Dean of Biology and Agriculture, Director of the Honors Program, and Professor of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. He is a geneticist specializing in evolutionary genetics, the history of genetics, and international scientific development. He is author or co-author of five scholarly books and over fifty scientific journal articles on a broad range of topics including genetics, human evolutionary genetics, the history of genetics, plant genetics and breeding, and biology education. Dr. Fairbanks is also an accomplished artist, with sculpture, paintings, and drawings in museum, public, and private collections in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He has received numerous awards, among them the 2017 Mendel Memorial Medal in recognition of his scholarly and artistic contributions highlighting Gregor Mendel, the Trustees Award of Excellence at UVU, the Karl G. Maeser Professorship of General Education, the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Alcuin Award for General Education Teaching at BYU.

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