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Scott Burris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator

Dr. Burris began at Texas Tech University in 2005 and specializes in agricultural education. Burris is currently the Student Teacher Coordinator and teaches AGED 3331 Agricultural Youth Leadership Organizations. Burris also has taught AGED 5301 Problems: Data Analysis and Interpretation, AGED 5312 Assessing Program Effectiveness, AGED 7100 Graduate Seminar, AGED 6000 Masterís Thesis, and AGED 8000 Doctorís Dissertation.

Dr. Burris is known for his effective teaching at Texas Tech and has received the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Semester Award from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He has been nominated by CASNR for the Hemphill-Wells Outstanding New Faculty Award, the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award and the United States Department of Agriculture New Teacher Award. Dr. Burris is also active in service roles and holds the office of president of the Gamma Sigma Delta Agricultural Honor Society. Dr. Burris is currently the chair of the national research committee for AAAE and has served on a task-force for research protocols within AAAE. In addition, he serves as a board member for the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.

Dr. Burris has also been recognized for outstanding research and has won numerous awards for conference presentations, including being first runner-up for Outstanding Research Presentation at the 2008 AAAE meeting in Reno. Burris is a former winner of the Alan A. Kahler Award, which is given to the outstanding dissertation within the AAAE organization.

Dr. Burris currently serves as the Graduate Studies Coordinator for the department and is the advisor for the Texas Tech chapter of Collegiate FFA. He earned his B.S. in interdisciplinary agriculture from Texas Tech University and M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural education from the University of Missouri.

You can contact Dr. Burris at (806) 834-8689 or