Honorary Associates of Rationalist International

Prof. Vern Bullough (USA)

Prof. Vern Bullough

(1928 2006)

Vern Bullough was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus from SUNY (State University of New York) and also an Outstanding Professor Emeritus from California State University, Northridge. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California. A historian by training, he specialized in the history of medicine and science in the medieval and early modern period. He wrote about medical and scientific ideas and sex early in his career and gradually increased his writing in the field. He was the author or co-author of over 50 books, nearly 200 referred articles and hundreds of other articles and presentations. A long time humanist, he served on the board of the American Humanist Association which he co-founded. He was also one of the founders for the Council for Secular Humanism and very closely associated with Free Inquiry magazine. He also was a member of the Board of the IHEU and served as its co-president and later vice president for four years.