About Us

Kansas Citizens For Science

Kansas Citizens for Science is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by:
  • Advocating for science education
  • Educating the public about the nature and value of science
  • Serving as an information resource

KCFS was instrumental in challenging the 1999 Kansas State Board of Education’s decision to adopt state science standards that removed key aspects of the theory of evolution as well as other critical concepts in earth science and cosmology, and in resisting the efforts to insert Intelligent Design-influenced changes into the 2004 Science Standards. In both cases, when moderates regained the majority on the Board, excellent science standards were reinstated.

KCFS continues to be dedicated to helping defend quality science and science education in our state.

KCFS By-Laws


Board of Directors & Officers


Max Vandament

Feedlot Consultant, Salina, KS

Raymond Remp

Former banker, self-employed, Topeka, KS

Liz Craig

Writer and copy editor, Overland Park, Kansas

Jackie Beucher

Sales representative, retired, Overland Park, KS


Board of Directors

Alisa Abuzeineh

Science teacher, Wichita, KS

Philip Baringer

Professor & Researcher, Physics Department, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Paul Decelles

Biology Professor, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Brett DePaola

Professor, James R. Macdonald Laboratory, Department of Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Gordon Elliott

Computer and Electronics Consultant, Overland Park, KS

Harry Gregory

Biology teacher,retired, Wichita, KS

Christopher Haufler

Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Mike Herman

Researcher, Johnson Cancer Research Center, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Crystal Kerr

Teacher, Biology & Forensic Science, Wichita NW High School, Wichita, KS

Jack Krebs

Mathematics teacher, retired, Lawrence, KS

Mark Mayfield

Plant biologist, Kansas State University Herbarium, Manhattan, KS            

Keith Miller

Professor and author, Department of Geology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Joan Murnane

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Rev. Douglas Phenix

Retired Minister, Topeka, KS

Patrick Ross

Professor of Biology, Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

Cheryl Shepherd-Adams

Physics teacher, Hays High School, Hays, KS

Mark Weiss

Professor, Department of Veterinary Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Brad Williamson

Biology education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Board of Directors