Dr. Angie McQuaig Joins CFI Board of Directors

May 21, 2010

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) has announced that Angie McQuaig, Ph.D. has joined the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

Dr. McQuaig is a distinguished educator who has served for nineteen years in public education as a teacher and administrator both in the US and abroad. She also teaches university courses in leadership theory, business ethics, research methodology, and statistics. She is currently the Chief Academic Officer of a professional development company in New York City that trains educators on exemplary pedagogy. Dr. McQuaig is the director of CFI’s Camp Inquiry , an educational program for youth emphasizing humanistic, scientific, and critical thinking. Angie holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.

“The Board is delighted that Dr. McQuaig has agreed to become a director,” said Board Chair Richard Schroeder. “The Board was very impressed with her credentials, ideas, and, most of all, her enthusiasm. She is dedicated to educating the next generation of skeptics, who will be critical to the future of our movement.”

“It was thanks in large part to the pioneering work of the Center for Inquiry and its visionary founder, Dr. Paul Kurtz, that I came to be an ardent supporter and lifelong student of secular humanism and skepticism,” said McQuaig. “So, it is a tremendous thrill and honor to join in carrying it forward.”

The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit, educational, advocacy, and scientific-research think tank based in Amherst, New York, is also home to the Council for Secular Humanism, founded in 1980; and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (formerly CSICOP), founded in 1976. The Center for Inquiry’s research and educational projects focus on three broad areas: religion, ethics, and society; paranormal and fringe-science claims; and sound public policy. The Center’s Web site is www.centerforinquiry.net .