Dale McGowan was the founding executive director of the humanist charity Foundation Beyond Belief and is a current board member. His ten books include Raising Freethinkers, Parenting Beyond Belief, and Atheism for Dummies. He served as Director of Ethical Education for the American Ethical Union and was named 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parent education.
Dale holds a BA in evolution anthropology and a PhD in music composition. After teaching music at the college level for 15 years, he now manages the largest nonreligious blog network in the world at Patheos Nonreligious, runs social media for the Genetic Literacy Project, and hosts three podcasts: How Music Does That, Raising Freethinkers, and The Lucky Ones.
Dale lives with his family in Atlanta.