In addition to writing numerous articles and textbooks, he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Biology Teacher. Randy was awarded the 1993 Teacher Exemplar Award by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). Other awards and honors include a Fulbright Scholarship, a listing in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1986 Most Outstanding Teacher from Baylor University, and 1980 Most Outstanding Teaching Assistant from UCLA. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Development from UCLA
Jim Colbert is an Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University and serves as the Biology Program Coordinator for the interdepartmental undergraduate Biology major. He earned his B.S. at Iowa State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Colbert has been teaching introductory biology classes and directing biology labs for 23 years. His interests include evolution education, bryophyte and lichen biodiversity, and environmentally focused service-learning for biology students.