About Dale


DALE MCGOWAN edited and co-authored Parenting Beyond Belief (2nd edition 2016) and Raising Freethinkers, the first comprehensive resources for nonreligious parents, as well as Voices of Unbelief (2012) and Atheism For Dummies (2013).

Dale wrote the secular parenting blog The Meming of Life, teaches nonreligious parenting seminars across the United States, and served as executive director of Foundation Beyond Belief, a humanist charitable foundation.

In 2008, Dale was named Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parenting.

Dale holds degrees in physical anthropology and music theory from UC Berkeley as well as a Ph.D. in music composition and theory from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife Becca, a second grade teacher, live near Atlanta with their three kids.

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