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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Scott Colley

Berry College
P. O. Box 490039
Mount Berry, GA 30149
(706) 234-2707 (W)
(706) 291-8973 (H)
Married; one child

Educational Record: 

B.A. Randolph-Macon College, 1964; Phi Beta Kappa; D. Litt., 1991
M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1965, 1969
Harvard University Institute for Educational Management, 1990

Professional Experience: 

1998-06     President, Berry College
1988-98     Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Hampden-Sydney College
1990-91     Acting President, Hampden-Sydney College
1986-88     Chair, Department of English, Vanderbilt University
1981-86     Associate Dean of the College, Vanderbilt University
1968-88     Department of English, Vanderbilt University


1974     Sarratt Teaching Award, Vanderbilt University
1987     ACLS and American Philosophical Society Fellow
1991     Keating Medal for Leadership, Hampden-Sydney College
1998     Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Hampden-Sydney College

Courses Taught:

Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama; introductory and advanced literature classes; humanities; and composition. 

Professional Service: 

Board member, Georgia Council on Economic Education; board member, Wye Faculty Seminars (sponsored by the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Aspen Institute); consultant, Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable, American Association for Higher Education; elected member of the governing commission, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; panelist, National Science Foundation.


Monographs: John Marston's Theatrical Drama. Salzburg, 1974.

Richard's Himself Again: A Stage History of Richard III. Greenwood Press, 1992.


Troilus and Cressida (with introduction and notes), "The Blackfriars Shakespeare." Dubuque, Iowa, 1970.

Richard III ("The New Variorum Shakespeare.") New York: Modern Language Association, in progress.


  1. "'Opinion' and the Reader in John Marston's The Metamorphosis of Pigmalion's Image," English Literary Renaissance 3 (1973): 221-231.
  2. "John Skelton's Ironic Apologia: the Medieval Sciences, Wolsey, and the Garlande of Laurell," Tennessee Studies in English 18 (1973): 19-32.
  3. "Disguise and New Guise in Cymbeline," Shakespeare Studies 7 (1973): 232-252.
  4. "Music in the Elizabethan Private Theatres," Yearbook of English Studies 4 (1974): 62-69.
  5. "Opinion, Poetry and Folly in Every Man in his Humor," South Atlantic Bulletin 39 (1974): 10-21.
  6. "The Spanish Tragedy and the Theater of God's Judgments," Papers on Language and Literature 10 (1974): 241-253.
  7. "Fulgens and Lucres: Politics and Aesthetics," Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik 23 (1976): 322-332.
  8. "Bartholomew Fair: Ben Johnson's A Midsummer Night's Dream," Comparative Drama 11 (1977): 63-72.
  9. "The Economics of Richard II?" Shakespeare Jahrbuch 113 (1977): 158-163.
  10. "Drama, Fortune, and Providence in Hamlet," College English 5 (1978): 48-56.
  11. "Launcelot, Jacob and Esau: Old and New Law in The Merchant of Venice," Yearbook of English Studies 10 (1980): 181-189.
  12. "Leontes' Search for Wisdom in The Winter's Tale," South Atlantic Review 48 (1983): 42-53.
  13. "Marston, Calvin, and Satire," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 1 (1984): 85-96.
  14. "Teaching the Humanities: the Ideal Within the Real," in Against Mediocrity: The Humanities in America's High Schools. New York: 1984, 95-114.
  15. "Richard III and Herod," Shakespeare Quarterly 37 (1987): 451-458.
  16. "Anxious About Harry? Remembering Bloom's Influence," North Dakota Quarterly 3 (1988): 5-11.

Book Reviews: 

Eighteen book reviews between 1969 and 1996 in Comparative Drama, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Modern Philology, Shakespeare on Film Newsletter, Shakespeare Quarterly, and Shakespeare Studies.

Papers and Public Lectures: 

Twenty-one conference papers and a dozen invited lectures delivered between 1971 and 1996 at the Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association of America, Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, Southeastern Renaissance Conference, World Shakespeare Conference and at the universities of Barcelona, Durham, Madrid, Oxford, Seville and elsewhere. National Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer, 1991, 1993.


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