In 2006, Professor Scot Douglass was chosen to develop and direct the Engineering Honors Program. In 2007, he set in motion what in 2009 became the Andrews Hall Residential College. He was the first faculty member to live on campus since the late 19th century.
Professor Douglass has enjoyed teaching in the Herbst Program since 1995 and teaching classes in and outside of Andrews. Very concerned with the art of teaching, Scot attempts to make his classes productive, interactive learning spaces within which students wrestle with the texts, each other and him.
Born and raised the son of an electrical engineer in Chicago, he studied genetics as an undergraduate with minors in Chemistry, Physics and Math (University of Arizona), theology as a master's student (Dallas Seminary), and earned his PhD in comparative literature (CU-Boulder).
Committed to making literature and philosophy accessible and relevant, Scot's research interests are in philosophical hermeneutics (how texts mean what they mean), language's ability to communicate meaning, the Classical tradition and the intersections of literature, philosophy, psychology and theology in 19th and 20th-century literature. He is currently finishing a book on Dostoevsky. His first book, Theology of the Gap: Cappadocian Language Theory and the Trinitarian Controversy, explores theories of language (primarily those of the Cappadocian Fathers) surrounding the fourth-century Trinitarian controversy and their relationship to twentieth-century theories of hermeneutics as articulated by Heidegger, Ricoeur, Vattimo and Derrida. He has published numerous articles and co-edited two volumes on reading ancient texts.
Scot has taught in a variety of contexts: chemistry and physics in a private high school, theology and literature at a college in Ghana, West Africa, and literary thinking classes for professional engineers at Hewlett-Packard facilities in Loveland and Fort Collins.
This commitment to teaching resulted in his being awarded the campus-wide 2003 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, being selected in 2013 to be a President's Teaching Scholar (the university system's highest recognition of excellence in, and commitment to, learning and teaching), and was the 2010 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year.
An Indiana native, Mary Rader joined the EHP team in 2014 and is nothing short of the most helpful person in the world... and kind of like the "Mom" of Andrews Hall. You'll find Mary in her office in Andrews (in the hallway to the right of the front desk) working away to make the day-to-day details of EHP run smoothly. Stop by for a chat, to ask a question, or for a piece of candy. :)
When she's not working hard to make EHP students' lives better, Mary can be found pondering the meaning of life, hiking in the woods, reading something (probably something profound), enjoying a cup of coffee or spending time with her four amazing children (really, they're pretty amazing people).
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A Denverite, (pronounced "Call-yer") moved into Andrews Hall (3rd North!) for college (way back in the day). After graduating, she was happy to spend a couple years serving EHP as the Program Coordinator and she loved it. While she no longer works full time for EHP, they kept her on staff to help with ePortfolios and maintian the website. She can also be seen at official events taking photos of EHP students to post on the EHP Facebook group.
In her free time, Aimee enjoys hiking, camping, good books, writing, and of course, spending time with her husband Josh (who runs the Makerspace) and their young son. (Yeah, she and Mary have a lot in common!)
Contact her here if you have any questions about ePortfolios or anything you'd like to feature on the website!