Hello, my name is Michael Hawley. I hold a master’s degree in science and secondary science education at State University of New York, College of Buffalo. My master’s research is on fossil faunal distribution, microstratigraphy, and correlation on Western and Central New York State sedimentary rock strata. I have completed further graduate research on fossil intermediates, creationism, and the scientific process. Additionally, I hold a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University in geology and geophysics and hold another bachelor’s degree at the College of Buffalo, in earth science secondary education and chemistry. I recently retired as a commander and naval aviator in the U.S. Navy, and am enjoying a second career as a secondary science teacher. My wife and I have six beautiful children that keep us very busy.