About

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 2500 members.
Oregon Association of Scholars Award Photo
The OAS was re-established in 2016 and now has 21 members in the state. The president of the chapter is Dr. Bruce Gilley (right), Professor of Political Science in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.
Bruce Gilley PSU
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

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 (Emeritus Dean and 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)

Adam Schultz (Professor of Geophysics, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University), “Rapid Prediction of Electric Fields Associated with Geomagnetically Induced Currents in the Presence of Three-Dimensional Ground Structure”, With L.R. Bonner IV (2017)