Scott MoncrieffTitle: Professor of English
Office Location: Nethery Hall 123
Phone: (269) 471-3169
BA Pacific Union College
MA Andrews University
PhD University of California (Riverside)
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.