Katharine (Katy) Hinman is the Program Director for the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Established in 1995, the DoSER program builds on AAAS’s commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the concerns of society at large by facilitating dialogue between scientific and religious communities, recognizing that these often overlap.
Katy earned a BA in biology from Carleton College, a PhD in ecology and evolution from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a MDiv from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her dissertation research focused on bat pollination of agave plants in southeastern Arizona, and she was the Bat Project Coordinator for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Katy served for five years as the Executive Director of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit that works with faith communities on environmental issues. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she has served as the associate pastor at Decatur First United Methodist Church and the pastor-in-charge at College Park First United Methodist Church.