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briscoeDavid L. Briscoe
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. David L. Briscoe, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been chosen by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society—as the 2018-2020 recipient of the Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Briscoe received the award for his outstanding dedication to service extending beyond academia.

A certified family life educator and marriage and family sociologist, Dr. Briscoe’s professional and academic career spans more than 25 years. In addition to his leadership and achievement as a scholar, he has made a substantial impact through volunteer service to the Boy Scouts of America for more than 50 years. Dr. Briscoe has served in several roles within the Boy Scouts organization spanning all levels including district, council, area, regional, national and international.

Dr. Briscoe, who is currently serving as president of the Quapaw Area Council in Little Rock, Arkansas, has been recognized for his service with the Boy Scouts of America through a number of awards including the organization’s highest honor, the Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth on a national basis—an honor he shares with 15 United States presidents. Dr. Briscoe also received the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2008 for notable service and achievement in his profession and to the community for more than 25 years after attaining the level of Eagle Scout.

Dr. Briscoe holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Read the full press release announcing Dr. Briscoe as the 2018-2020 Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award Recipient.


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi