Dr David A. DeWitt received a B.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University
and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Case Western Reserve University. Currently a professor
of biology at Liberty University, he is active in teaching and research. Liberty
University recognized Dr DeWitt with the 2000-2001 President's Award for Teaching
Excellence. He teaches upper level biology courses in cell biology and biochemistry as
well as ‘History of Life.’ The latter is a required course on the creation/evolution
controversy. His primary research efforts have been to understand the mechanisms causing
cellular damage in Alzheimer's disease. He has authored and co-authored articles
that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Brain Research and Experimental

Dr DeWitt is also director of the Center for Creation Studies at Liberty University and
an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Creation Research in San Diego, California
where he has taught graduate level cell biology. Dr DeWitt served on the board of
directors of the Alexandra Foundation and currently is their Director of Creation
Education. He has written articles and given many presentations on creation/evolution
issues. His interest in creation has focused on molecular and cell biology as well as
human origins. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Creation Research
Society, and served as chair of the biology section of the Virginia Academy of Sciences.
He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia with his wife Marci and his three daughters. 



Force-Velocity Curves of Motor Proteins Cooperating In Vivo (with T. Cahyuti, B. Townsend, J.C. Macosko, and Y. Shtridelman), Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics (2008)

Motor proteins convert chemical energy into work, thereby generating persistent motion of cellular and subcellular...



Peri-nuclear clustering of mitochondria is triggered during aluminum maltolate induced apoptosis (with Jennifer A. Hurd, Nena Fox, Brigitte E. Townsend, Kathleen J. S. Griffioen, Othman Ghribi, and John Savory), Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (2006)

Synapse loss and neuronal death are key features of Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Disrupted axonal transport...



Involvement of complex carbohydrate chemistry in Alzheimer’s disease (with Rudy J. Castellani, George Perry, and Mark A. Smith), Medical Hypotheses and Research (2005)

The cardinal feature of Alzheimer disease is the extracellular deposition of proteinaceous amyloid-β fibrils as...



Review: Refuting Compromise, Creation Research Society Quarterly (2005)


Aluminum Maltolate-Induced Toxicity in NT2 Cells Occurs Through Apoptosis and Includes Cytochrome c Release (with Kathleen J. S. Griffioen, Othman Ghribi, Nena Fox, and John Savory), NeuroToxicology (2004)

Aluminum (Al) compounds are neurotoxic and have been shown to induce experimental neurodegeneration although the...


Contributions to Books


The Words of the Lord are Flawless, Persuaded by the Evidence: True Stories of Faith Science & the Power of a Creator (2008)


Theories of the Origin and Early Evolution of Life, Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery (2000)

After the theory of spontaneous generation was discredited, only religious explanations were offered to explain...



Glial Cell Extracellular Matrix in Alzheimer’s Disease (with David R. Canning and George Perry), Non-neuronal Cells in Alzheimer’s Disease (1995)

Many studies have yielded conflicting results regarding the toxicity of AB, the peptide which is...




Direct Comparison of Worldview Learning Outcomes in Resident versus DLP Creation Studies Course, Faculty Workshops (2008)

Are there differences in worldview learning outcomes between students in a residential vs. a DLP...