Dr. Scott D. Churchill is Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, where he has previously served as Chair and Founding Director of its Masters Programs in Psychology. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and past President of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Div. 32), Churchill was recently re-elected to the APA Council of Representatives and re-appointed as Editor-in-Chief of The Humanistic Psychologist, now published by APA Journals. He also serves on the executive boards of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), and the Society for Humanistic Psychology; and also serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. In 2014 he was named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
Dr. Churchill has authored articles and book chapters in the fields of phenomenological research methodology, human-bonobo communication, second-person perspectivity, and empathy studies; and has developed and taught numerous courses in phenomenological psychology, hermeneutics, depth psychology, projective techniques, primate studies, and cinema studies.
In addition to his film programs for the Dallas Institute, Dr. Churchill continues to serve as Senior Film and Performing Arts Critic for the Irving Community Television Network. He has also been affiliated locally with the Jane Goodall Foundation’s Roots & Shoots program, and has helped to set up programs for them in Dallas, Trento, Bari, and Bangalore.