Mr. Scott Stevenson

Scott Stevenson is the Assistant Director of the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities. He joined TALH in 2000, after teaching English literature and Latin in San Antonio and Beaumont, and an earlier career in real estate banking. He oversees admissions/recruitment, teaches the humanities seminars, and coordinates community service programs, among other responsibilities. He’s an inveterate news/political fiend. Language and music are passions. Favorites include Emerson, Melville, Keats, Tocqueville, Henry James, Bach, and Mozart. By temperament, he likes history and most things old, sometimes to the exclusion of the new (he acknowledges the shortcoming and insists that he can’t help it). He specifically likes watching old films, and is a great fan of Alfred Hitchcock, whose dark humor, cynicism, irreverence—and insight—charm him. He loves to cook and eat (and to talk about cooking and eating), and believes that “we should live to eat” is an unfairly maligned inversion of the old adage. He received his B.A. in Classics and English Literature, with University Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.