Scott Linneman, Ph.D.

Dr. Linneman out in the mountains in a bright yellow jacket with students


Phone: (360) 650-3446
Office: Old Main 330I


Dr. Scott Linneman (he/him) joined WWU Honors as Director in 2016 and is a Professor of Geology and Science Education. His academic background includes a B.A. from Carleton College in Minnesota and a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming. His research has spanned the fields of igneous petrology and volcanology (in the Cascades, Central America, and Turkey), geomorphology (large landslides), and how people learn about geologic rates.

Dr. Linneman served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow working on teacher preparation at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. He has directed an NSF GK-12 Catalysts for Reform Project at WWU and was co-PI for WWU’s North Cascades and Olympics Science Partnership, an NSF Math-Science Partnership. Dr. Linneman served on the executive committees for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (as president), the Washington Science Teachers Association, and the NSF MARGINS Steering Committee. He taught for 10 years at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston ID, where he was awarded the Arts and Sciences Teaching Award and the Talkington Teaching Award. In 2011 Dr. Linneman was named the Higher Education Science Teacher of the Year for Washington by WSTA. In 2013 he was selected as the Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.