Kyle Van Houtan leads the Marine Turtle Assessment Program with NOAA Fisheries and is an adjunct researcher at Duke University. His research and teaching addresses the problem of extinction and combine field ecology, quantitative modeling, ethics, and theology. Dr. Van Houtan earned his Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University, received his Masters degree in evolutionary biology from Stanford University, and his Bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of Virginia. After teaching at Emory University for two years, Dr. Van Houtan returned to his Pacific island roots to focus on marine population ecology and conservation. His research has been featured in Nature, Conservation Biology, Ecology Letters, New Scientist, and The New York Times. He is the editor, with Michael Northcott, of Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology (Wipf and Stock, 2010). Kyle, his wife Kelly, and daughter Hope live in Honolulu.