Scott Deken joined the Burroughs faculty in 2005. He teaches Advanced Biology: Behavioral Neuroscience, coaches baseball and conducts family interviews for the Admissions Office. He is the immediate past principal of 9th and 10th grades. Prior to coming to Burroughs, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University for three years. Deken holds a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from College of the Ozarks and a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.