Richard Hillman holds a BS in Natural Science from the University of Arkansas, a MS in Biology from Henderson State University and has completed post graduate work in Gifted and Talented at University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has over 40 years of teaching experience on junior high, high school and university levels. He is a member of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Arkansas Science Teachers Association (ASTA). He has presented professional papers at state, regional and national conventions over the past decade on How to Teach Evolution, Incorporating Original Biological Literature into the Curriculum, the Biochemistry of Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration and the Power of the Geological Time Scale as a Teaching Tool. He is also a lead AP Biology consultant throughout the southwest region.