Scott Fletcher was appointed dean of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark on August 1, 2008. He arrived here from the University of New Hampshire, where he served on the faculty for 12 years, chairing their education department from 2004 to 2008.
Scott earned his B.A. in philosophy from Ripon College in 1981, his M.A. in social and political philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1985, and his Ph.D. in the social foundations of education from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997. His scholarly work addresses a wide range of issues in the philosophy of education, curriculum theory, teacher preparation, and environmental education. His first book, Education and Emancipation: Theory and Practice in a New Constellation, won the American Educational Studies Association’s Critic’s Choice Award in 2001. Scott is the executive editor of the open-access journal Democracy & Education, published at Lewis & Clark. In addition to his academic appointments, Scott has been actively involved in educational policy and school reform initiatives at the local, state, and national level. He has worked with the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and he cofounded the Michigan CES center.
He is married to Liza Finkel and has a son, Galen.