Scott Merrill Lanyon Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1977. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1985.
Head division of birds Field Museum Natural History, Chicago, 1985-1995. Museum director James Ford Bell Museum Natural History/U. Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1995.
Member American Ornithologists Union (member council since 1998), Society Systematic Biologists (vice president 1997-1998), Society Study of Evolution, Cooper Ornithological Society.
Married Vicki Susan Umbach, January 3, 1981. Children: Ashley Jane, Cassandra Leigh.