John Scott

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Position Title
Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Social Sciences

Associate Deans


The College’s Associate Dean of the Faculty in the Social Sciences has primary responsibility for the oversight of academic personnel and faculty affairs for faculty working within the social sciences.

With a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and having previously held faculty positions at the University of Houston, Loyola University of Chicago, and Dartmouth College, Professor John Scott joined the UC Davis faculty in 2000. With a primary area of expertise in 18th-century political philosophy, he is the author, editor, and translator of six books and editions. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching and Mentorship (2011) and of the Davis Graduate Student Research Mentorship Award (2011-12). Professor Scott served as Chair of the Department of Political Science (2010-17), and he was a member of the Provost’s Faculty Salary Task Force (2010-11).