Inara Scott is the Gomo Family Professor and Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning Excellence in the College of Business at Oregon State University (OSU). She is also currently serving on a special appointment as a Provost Fellow at OSU. In her role as Assistant Dean, she provides training, coaching, and support for teaching faculty in the College of Business. She also offers a variety of workshops to faculty, on topics ranging from course design to inclusive teaching. As a Provost Fellow, Inara is working on ways to improve the quality of remote education and the culture of teaching and learning within the university.
Inara’s primary teaching and research areas at Oregon State University include sustainable business, business law, and environmental law and regulation. Her research has appeared in numerous premier outlets, including the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Environmental Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Business Law Journal. Prior to arriving at OSU, Inara practiced law for almost a decade in Portland, both in private practice and as corporate counsel.
Inara has participated in a variety of service roles across the university, including as a member of the university Baccalaureate Core committee, and member of a committee working on a potential re-evaulation of OSU’s Baccalaureate Core requirements. Through this and other service, she has developed insight into OSU’s philosophy of general education and worked on the development of transfer-friendly policies and curriculum. As the current co-chair of the university Curriculum Council, she has a strong understanding of the policies and processes that govern the development of curriculum across the university. Finally, she has served for multiple terms as a member of the Faculty Senate, and has a deep commitment to the concept of shared governance.
Inara received an B.A. summa cum laude from Duke University (1994), M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the State University of New York at Cortland (1996), and J.D. summa cum laude from Lewis and Clark Law School (2000).