Last updated on: 2/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Frederick L. Whitam, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor in the Department of Sociology at Arizona State University
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“During the past 30 years, a strong body of evidence has emerged to suggest that sexual orientation is biological. During this same time period, not a single bit of scientific evidence suggests that sexual orientation is learned has appeared.”

Interview with John Matthews in ASU Research Magazine, 1994

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
MD's and PhD's in psychology, with significant post-doctorate involvement in human sexuality issues. [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Arizona State University
  • Editorial Board, Archives of Sexual Behavior
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Homosexuality
  • Executive Board Member, Alpha Kappa Delta National Sociology Honor Society
Education:
  • PhD, Indiana University, 1965
Other:
  • None found