Dr. Brand is Professor of Biology and Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences, at Loma Linda University. He received his PhD from Cornell University in 1970 and has been on the LLU faculty since then. He teaches courses in vertebrate biology, paleontology, and philosophy of science. His research focuses on the processes of fossilization and the geological factors that influence preservation of fossils. He has published over 30 scientific research papers and numerous articles. He has published three books, which have been translated into other languages. His strongest long-term interest has been developing a Bible-centered approach to the integration of faith and science.