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Every article on this site, unless otherwise noted, was written by Gerald Rau. If you see the same information elsewhere on the web, they took it from here. If you would like to use any information from this site, please see the page on Copyright and Citation.

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Gerald Rau earned his Ph.D. in plant breeding from Cornell University in 1989. For many years he taught biology and other science courses at the American School in Taichung, Taiwan. Returning to the US in 2007, he earned an M.A. in science education from the University of Michigan, with a focus on the nature of science, then taught biology at Wheaton College and Trinity Christian College. In 2010 he returned to Taiwan, where he teaches in the Ching Jiang Learning Center of National Chung Cheng University and does scientific and academic editing. He is the author of Mapping the Origins Debate (IVP, 2013) and has recently spoken at international conferences in biolinguistics, evolutionary linguistics and language teaching, the National Science Teachers Association national convention, as well as to campus, church and other audiences in the US, Taiwan and China.

During his undergraduate years, he was cofounder of Wesleyan Christian Fellowship, an InterVarsity chapter. As a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell he helped establish the First Ithaca Chinese Christian Church. He continues to be active in student ministry in Taiwan, assisting with the college ministry at Chuan Ai Baptist Church and speaking at the summer youth retreat of Taichung Rung Chung Christian Church 14 times in the last 17 years. Since October 2014 he has led an English worship for international students at Chuan Ai Baptist Church.

For more details, see the articles below on Academic Background and Christian Background and the next subcategory, Speaking and Publications.