(Douglass, Scot - 2013) -- President's Teaching Scholar uri icon



  • During his tenure at CU-Boulder, Professor Douglass has distinguished himself through his commitment to teaching and scholarly excellence. His research explores hermeneutics, or how texts mean what they mean, and the relationships among literature, philosophy, theology, and psychology in 19th- and 20th-century literature. His most recent book, Theology of the Gap: Cappadocian Language Theory and the Trinitarian Controversy, relates the language theories of the Cappadocian Fathers to the contemporary philosophical theories of Heidegger, Derrida, and Ricoeur.
    In 2003 Professor Douglas received the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2009 he won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. He has also received wide recognition for his work in the Herbst Program of Humanities, where he has taught since 1999. He is currently director of the Engineering Honors Program as well as director of the Andrews Hall Residential Program. Most recently, he worked alongside a team of undergraduate engineering students to build a grand orrery, or working model of the solar system, which was unveiled during a ceremony in February 2013.

year awarded

  • 2013