Scot Douglass
Associate Professor • Founding Director, Engineering Honors Program

Office: ECOT 413

Scot Douglass is interested in the intersection of continental philosophy, literary theory, Greek classical texts, Dostoevsky and theology.  He is currently working on a book about Dostoevsky, Paul and contemporary philosophical notions of the “event” (Heidegger, Badiou, Derrida, Agamben, Vattimo).  His first book, Theology of the Gap: Cappadocian Language Theory and the Trinitarian Controversy, examines the role 4th-century language theories played in the complex Trinitarian debates—language at the limits of language—in dialogue with postmodern theories of language [New York: Peter Lang Publishers, American Scholars Series vi.235, 2005; 289 pages].  In addition to a dozen articles, he has also co-edited two volumes.  Reading the Church Fathers examines the theoretical complexities of reading and time, the problematic practice of always reading both forwards and backwards [London: T & T Clark, 2011, 200 pages; Co-editor with Morwenna Ludlow (Univ. of Exeter)].  Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium II  provides a commentary and critical essays on this fourth century text [Leiden:  E. J. Brill; 2007, 587 pages; Co-editor with Lenka Karfíková (Univ. of Prague) and Johannes Zachhuber (Univ. of Oxford)].

Deeply committed to teaching and creating communities of learners, Scot is the founding Director of both the Engineering Honors Program and the Andrews Hall Residential College, where he has been the faculty-in-residence since 2009.  He is a Presidents Teaching Scholar, 2011 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year, 2003 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award winner, Marinus Smith Award winner (2016 & 2009), recipient of the 2009 Dean’s Performance Award for Teaching as the top ranked teacher in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and a faculty associate in the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program since 2007. He has a B.S. in Cellular and Development Biology (U. Arizona), a Th.M in New Testament Languages and Literature (Dallas Seminary) and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (U. Colorado Boulder).