Fairbanks, Daniel Justin
Dean - College of Science, Professor of Biology
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Academic Specialties

Genetics, Evolution, History of Science, International Scientific Development, Art

Current Position

Dean (2014–present), Associate Dean (2009–2014), College of Science, Professor of Biology, Utah Valley University

Previous Positions

Interim Dean (2016–17), College of Technology and Computing, Utah Valley University

Head of the Department and Professor of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008.

Dean of Undergraduate Education, Brigham Young University, 2005—2008.

Visiting Professor, Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, Virginia, 2002—2004.

Associate Dean of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University, 2000.

Honors Program Director and Associate Dean, Brigham Young University, 1998—2000.

Fulbright Professor, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, 1991

Professor, Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University (Full Professor 1998—2008, Associate Professor 1994—98, Assistant Professor 1988—94.


Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1988

M.S. University of Minnesota, 1985

B.S. Brigham Young University, 1982

Selected Publications and Artistic Works


Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

Examples of Portrait Sculpture

Examples of Portrait Drawings

Examples of Paintings and Drawings

Forensic Facial Reconstruction