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Scott Ritter to be featured at July 22 BYU devotional

Scott Ritter, chair of the Brigham Young University Department of Geological Sciences, will speak at a campus devotional on Tuesday, July 22, at 11:05 a.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.

The devotional will be presented live on BYU Television, KBYU TV, KBYU FM and For rebroadcast information, visit

After five years of teaching at Oklahoma State University, Ritter joined the BYU Geology Department faculty in 1991. His research specialties include micropaleontology and carbonate sedimentology.

He belongs to the Geological Society of America, Paleontological Society and Pander Society. Ritter has also served as chair for the Southcentral Section of the Geological Society of America, as a corresponding member of the Subcommission on Permian Stratigraphy and as a U.S. Geological Survey Volunteer for Science.

He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology from BYU, and he earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in carbonate petrology and invertebrate paleontology.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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