Yah, all the serious academics and scholars I know are clammoring to give speaches at Utah Valley State College.
From the Scholars for 9/11 Truth website, its list of members, their membership status and their qualifications.
[i]Currently, S9/11T has three categories of members: full members (FM), who have or had academic appointments or the equivalent; associate members (AM), who have backgrounds and interests relevant to 9/11 research; and student members (SM), who are concerned about these issues and want to pursue them; as follows:
Victoria Ashley (AM)
Degrees in architecture and physiological psychology, staff member of 911research.wtc7.net
Robert M. Bowman (FM)
Former Director of the U.S. "Star Wars" Space Defense Program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, a former senior Air Force Colonel with 101 combat missions, who is also a Catholic Archbishop
Len Bracken (AM)
Graduate of GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs
Author of "Shadow Government: 9/11 and State Terror"
Clare Brandabur (FM)
Assistant professor of English Literature at Dogus University in Istanbul
Jordan Brewster (AM)
Fred Burks (AM)
Served for many years as a language interpreter for presidents and other dignitaries.
Frank Carmen (AM)
Physics Ph.D., BYU
Erik Champenois (SA)
Harriet Cianci (FM)
Tunxis Community College, CT
Muhammad Columbo (AM)
Graduate Engineer electronics wide industrial experience
Scott Daniel (FM)
Physics and Astronomy, BYU
Lloyd DeMause (FM)
Director of The Institute for Psychohistory, President of the International Psychohistorical Association and Editor of The Journal of Psychohistory
Eric Douglas (AM)
New York City architect Chair of the Independent Peer Review Committe for the NIST WTC Reports at nistreview.org
Jeffrey Farrer (FM)
Physics/ Materials Science, BYU
James H. Fetzer (FM)
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, author or editor of more than 20 books and co-chair of S9/11T
Alex Floum (AM)
Marcus Ford (FM)
David Gabbard (FM)
Daniele Ganser (FM)
Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Kenyon Gibson (AM)
Former US Naval Intelligence, author of "Common Sense: A Study of the Bushes, the CIA and the Suspicions Regarding 9/11" (2003, in Arabic) and of "Hemp for Victory" (2006)
Gordon Ginn (AM)
Motives behind attack
Eric Hufschmid (AM)
Author of "Painful Questions" and "Painful Deceptions"
Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs (FM)
Former Dean of Education, Oglala Lakota College and currently professor of educational leadership at Fielding Graduate University and at Northern Arizona University
Steven Jones (FM)
Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University, co-chair of S9/11T and the creator of its home page and its forum
Nathan Jones (SA)
Student, Snow College, UT
Peter Kirsh (AM)
Greg Lopreato (AM)
Senior Research Scientist
Wayne Madsen (AM)
Investigative Journalist, Columnist, and Author
Author of "America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II"
David Masdon (AM)
Richard McGinn (FM)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Southeast Asian Studies, Ohio University. Former chair of Linguistics (10 years) and Director of Southeast Asian Studies (4 years) at Ohio University
John McMurtry, Ph.D. (FM)
Professor of Philosophy, University Professor Emeritus elect University of Guelph, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Peter Meyer (AM)
Computational physics, computer programmer, software developer, creator of the Serendipity web site (www.serendipity.li) and of the Hermetic Systems web site (www.hermetic.ch)
Ralph Omholt (AM)
Matthew Orr (FM)
Population Biology, Evolution and Ecology, University of Oregon "Is the War on Terror Fraudulent?"
Don Paul (AM)
Author of "9/11:Facing Our Fascist State" (2002) and co-author with Jim Hoffman of "9/11: Great Crimes, a Greater Cover-up" (2003) and "Waking Up from Our Nightmare: The 9/11/01 Crimes in New York City" (2004)
Benjamin Pritchard (AM)
Diana Ralph (FM)
Associate Professor Carleton University School of Social Work. Author of Work and Madness: The Rise of Community Psychiatry
Kevin Ryan (FM)
Former Site Manager Environmental Health Laboratories Underwriters Laboratory
Morgan Reynolds (FM)
Texas A & M Professor Emeritus of Economics, former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor for President George W. Bush, and former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis
Karen Rice (FM)
Associate Professor, Western Washington University Libraries
Kevin Ryan (AM)
Former Site Manager for Environmental Health Laboratories, a division of Underwriters Laboratories
Nila Sagedevan (AM)
Leonard Spencer (AM)
Twin Towers Attack, The Pentagon Attack, www.serendipity.li
Morgan Stack (FM)
Accounting, Finance & Information Systems, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Co-founder of the Irish 9/11 Truth Movement
Harry Stottle (AM)
Philosopher, Author, Computer Consultant, Inventor. IT Director of the Codel Project. Specialist in authentication and related issues.
Webster Griffin Tarpley (FM)
President, Washington Grove Institute Government-sponsored terror
Andreas Von Buelow (FM)
Former assistant German defense minister, director of the German Secret Service, minister for research and technology, and member of Parliament for 25 years
Lon Waters (FM)
High performance computing Software engineering Sandia National Laboratory
Carl Weis (FM)
Associate Professor of Creative Arts, Siena College, retired
Ian Woods (FM)
Publisher and Editor of Global Outlook (the Magazine of 9/11 Truth); president of S.I.F.T. - Skeptics Inquiry For Truth (aka 911inquiry.org) [/i]
A) How on earth can most of these people seriously be considered scholars? They are community college professors, authors, and employees of random organizations and websites.
B) How is the background of most of these suposed scholars relevant, aside from authoring some conspiracy theory books?
I would suggest that those who may have a legitimate claim to be scholars are too committed to their treasured models that they claim proove that the towers could not have collapsed on their own. There is also the related issue that there were no measurements taken (temperature, etc.) of the kind that are needed to support their claims, as such these figures can only be estimated.
People like these give real scholars and acadmeics a bad name.