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Scott L. Pratt is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He has served as Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (2017-2019), Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School (2015-2017), and as Associate Dean for Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences (2006-2009). He has also served as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy at Oregon and as department head for seven years. Pratt received his BA from Beloit College (Wisconsin) and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He is a co-founder and past President of the Josiah Royce Society and is Past-President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.  
 
His research and teaching interests are in American philosophy (including pragmatism, America feminism, philosophies of race, and Native American philosophy), philosophy of education, and the history of logic.  He is coauthor (with Erin McKenna) of American Philosophy from Wounded Knee the Present (Bloomsbury, 2015), a comprehensive history of philosophy in North America from 1890 to the present, and author of two books including Native Pragmatism: Rethinking the Roots of American Philosophy (Indiana University Press, 2002) on the influence of Native American thought on European American philosophy.  He is co-editor of four volumes including American Philosophies: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2002), Race Questions, Provincialism, and Other American Problems, by Josiah Royce, expanded edition, co-edited with  Shannon Sullivan (Fordham University Press, 2009) and Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy, co-edited with Erin McKenna (Open Court Press, 2009). He has published articles on the philosophy of pluralism, Dewey’s theory of inquiry, the philosophy of education, Josiah Royce’s logic, and on the intersection of American philosophy and the philosophies of indigenous North American peoples.