Scott McElreath, Ph.D.

Program Director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Scott grew up in walking distance to the University of Maryland at College Park. He also fell in love with philosophy (and met his wife!) at the U of MD. He then transferred to the University of Rochester in New York where he completed his Ph.D. in philosophy. Dr. Scott loves playing tennis and collecting records. His favorite local restaurant is Udupi Cafe in Cary.

“Everyone at WPU is a friend.”


  • BA University of Maryland
  • MA University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Rochester

Activities & Honors

  • Editorial Board Member for the American Association of Philosophy Teacher’s journal, Studies in Pedagogy

Research & Publications

Dr. Scott has published articles on ethical theory, presented many papers on teaching philosophy, and is currently doing research on the philosophical and ethical value of learning about moral theories.