David A. DeWitt, Ph.D.
Dean of Science Programs, College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. DeWitt is a biomedical scientist with over 25 years of higher education experience including nine years as a department chair of Biology & Chemistry.
Dr. DeWitt earned his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine after receiving his bachelor of science degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and has coauthored articles published in peer reviewed science journals with an emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease. His research has focused on identifying the initial triggers that underly the cause of the disease in the hopes of finding a cure.
As an educator, Dr. DeWitt has taught a variety of both undergraduate and graduate science courses including biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy & physiology, and origins. While an administrator, he led the development of 10 undergraduate science degrees as well as graduate degrees at the masters and doctoral levels. As Dean of Science programs at CIU, he is charged with developing science majors to prepare future scientists, physicians, and other health professionals from a Biblical worldview.
Dr. DeWitt gives glory to God as Creator and is passionate about discussing origins. He has taught at the Institute for Creation Research and written articles for Answers in Genesis. He is the author of Unraveling the Origins Controversy: Science and the Bible Confirm Creation.
Dr. DeWitt and his wife, Marci, have three grown children. Natives of Michigan, they enjoy the warmer weather in Columbia, South Carolina.