Dr. Danny R. Faulkner holds a B.S. in Mathematics (Bob Jones University), M.S. in Physics (Clemson University), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Astronomy (Indiana University). For over a quarter of a century, he taught physics and astronomy at the University of South Carolina Lancaster serving as Chair of its Division of Math, Science, Nursing, and Public Health from 2009 – 2012. Dr. Faulkner retired as a full professor and holds the title of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Faulkner’s research interest in stellar astronomy, particularly eclipsing binary stars spotlight the demand for his writing projects. Having published more than a hundred papers in various astronomy and astrophysics journals, and having authored several books, Dr. Faulkner’s prolific pen’s place remains coveted among scientific libraries. His works include: Universe by Design, The New Astronomy Book, The Created Cosmos: What the Bible Reveals about Astronomy, and The Expanse of Heaven: Where Creation and Astronomy Intersect. His ongoing contributions to published works continue to enhance creation literature resources.
Working as a member of the Board of Directors for the Creation Research Society and serving as staff astronomer, researcher, author, and speaker for Answers in Genesis doesn’t fill the definition of his 2013 retirement. Dr. Faulkner’s busy schedule also includes having spoken on creation in two-dozen states and 17 foreign countries. Two previous appearances in major creation film projects, Journeys to the Edge of Creation, and Is Genesis History? make him a star in his own field of studying them.
Dr. Faulkner has been married for more than 40 years, and has one adult son. He enjoys running, hiking in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, board games, driving his 1957 Chevy, and watching classic TV, especially any movie with Jimmy Stewart. A unique traveling companion, his 60-year old teddy bear, accompanies his trips providing an innovative Facebook post of the bear in various places around the world. Recently, Faulkner took up astrophotography. Delighted to photograph the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, Faulkner hopes to photograph many more.