The Oregon Association of Scholars is a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Oregon that promotes excellence, freedom, and merit in higher education in the state. It is composed of professors, graduate students, college administrators and trustees, and independent scholars committed to protecting and advancing the integrity of higher education in the state. It is the state chapter of the National Association of Scholars, a national organization of 2800 members.
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The OAS was re-established in 2016 and now has 45 members in the state. The president of the chapter is Dr. Bruce Gilley (pictured here at the NAS regional conference in 2018), Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Why In 2019, he published “Why I Set up the Oregon Branch of the NAS.”
OAS members are active scholars and researchers in many fields with a shared passion for unbiased scholarship and the virtues of informed and pluralistic debate. Examples of OAS member publications are shown here.
Sample Member Publications
David Churchman (Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, California State University), Why We Fight: The Origins, Nature, and Management of Human Conflict. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America (2013).
Keith E. Stanovich (Professor Emeritus of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto), “Were Trump Voters Irrational?” (2017)
Bruce Gilley (Professor of Political Science, Portland State University), “Chinua Achebe on the Positive Legacies of Colonialism” (2016)
John Beahrs (Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Science University), “Traumatophobia: Paradoxical Amplification of Posttraumatic Symptoms, and the Role of Third Parties” (2016)
James Huffman (Dean Emeritus and Erskine Wood Sr. Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School), “Either You’re With Us or Against Us: No Room For the Skeptical Environmentalist” (2002)
Robert McCullough (Managing Director, McCullough Research and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Portland State University), “Replacing the Columbia Generating Station with Renewable Energy” (2017)
David Williams ( Helen P. Rumbel Professor for Cancer Prevention, Linus Pauling Institute and Professor, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University), “Environmental PAH Exposure and Male Idiopathic Infertility: A Review on Early Life Exposures and Adult Diagnosis” With Erin Madeen. (2017)
N. Christopher Phillips (Professor of Mathematics, University of Oregon), “The Weak Ideal Property and Topological Dimension Zero”, With Cornel Pasnicu. (2017)
Gale H. Roid, (Former Professor, Dept of Psychology, George Fox University and Director of the Doctoral Program, School of Education, Southern Methodist University) “Father Closeness: Its effect on Married Men’s Sexual Behaviors, Marital, and Family Satisfaction,” With Ryan Hosley, Ken Canfield, and Susan O’Donnell. (2008)