Scott Linneman

Professor of Geology and Science Education

Member of the WWU Geology faculty since 2000


Ph.D. – University of Wyoming
B.A. – Carleton College

Areas of Expertise

Geomorphology, Geoscience Education, Teacher Preparation

Courses Taught

  • General Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Earth Materials
  • Landslides and Slope Stability

Selected Publications

Bayer, T.* and Linneman, S.R. (2010) "The nature and transport of the fine-grained component of Swift Creek Landslide, Northwest Washington" Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI: 10.1082/esp.2081

Buddington, A., Stone, G., Chandler, M. and Linneman, S.R. (2009), "NAGT Position Statement on Teaching Climate Change" adopted by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, posted at

Linneman, S.R., Pittman, P., Vaugeois, L. (2007) "Lively Landscapes: a field guide to the active landscapes of Whatcom County, Washington" in Stelling P, Tucker D (eds) Floods, Faults, and Fire: Geological Field Trips in Washington State and Southwestern British Columbia: GSA Field Guide 9, p. 1-29.

Recent M.S. Students

Michelle Malone

Tovah Bayer

Dennis Feeney

Meghan Weaver

Benjamin Ferrera

Zach Schierl