On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, our lunch speaker will be Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology and past chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University.
Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching with the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. He has authored over 100 publications and has had over 25 research grants.
He actively helps local TV and radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public, featured on KOIN TV, OPB, KING-5 TV, KATU, and Oregon Wine Press. He was president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon’s oldest and largest Rotary club in 2009.