Paul Kurtz is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo, founder and chairman of the
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), the Council for Secular Humanism, and
Prometheus Books. He is a former Co-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). BA, New York
University; MA and PhD, Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
and Humanist Laureate and President of the International Academy of Humanism.