Scott Moncrieff

Scott Moncrieff

Title: Professor of English
Office Location: Nethery Hall 123
E-mail: moncrief@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-3169

Education

BA   Pacific Union College
MA   Andrews University
PhD  University of California (Riverside)

Biography

I love to read. In my academy years I associated "English" with the study of grammar and proofreading, and I couldn't have cared less about it. But at the midpoint of my college experience, after dabbling in several other majors, I found that English was (or could be) about reading great stories and poems.  I promptly switched my degree and have never looked back. 

The Andrews English Department holds a special place in my heart.  I came here in 1982 as a Master's student, and returned as a full-time teacher in 1988.  Former and present teachers and colleagues have established this as an excellent department with a worthy tradition, and I'm trying not to drop the baton. 

When I'm not occupied with my professional engagements, I enjoy playing upright bass in a local jazz trio, fitness and exercise related activities, and hitting the old golf ball.

Current Research or Professional Activities

I write poetry.  I have a great time trying to build a hospitable cottage of words.  I also write occasional book and film reviews for Adventist Review, and have written a column for Spectrum Online for the last three years.  Recently I have gotten into survival narratives, and am currently teaching a class around that topic.