Scott Harrison is the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director of Liberal Studies at the Boston Architectural College. He holds a doctorate in modern European history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019), an M.A. in history from the University of Illinois (2015), and a dual B.A. in history and secondary education from Marist College (2007). In his research and writing, Scott focuses on LGBTQ history, the histories of gender and sexuality, and global histories. He is currently at work on two book projects: one which examines the history of subcultures (queer folk, goths, punks, etc.) in the former socialist East Germany, and another which narrates the 150-year history of Boston Children's Hospital through the lenses or urbanization and immigration.
Since coming to BAC in 2016, Scott has taught a number of courses related to history and theory--including Critical Theories, courses on history and memory, and 'Novel Histories,' a class devoted to studying history, place, and space via historical fiction. Scott is committed to connecting humanities and liberal studies courses to the BAC curriculum more broadly, and he has served (and continues to serve) on a wide array of student capstone projects. In May 2019, Scott won the Ed Toomey Award for Student Advocacy, and he serves on the Education Council, the Foundations Student Support Committee, and the BAC's Curriculum Committee.