Dr. John Scott
John Scott, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in the Transformative Studies doctoral program. He is an academic, writer, researcher, and change maker who has been providing anti-racism, equity, and inclusion leadership and support to organizations and individuals for over 20 years. John’s academic inquiry includes but is not limited to: indigenous wisdom related to our human relationship with water and environment, narrative research, theater of the oppressed (Boal), racial equity, and cultural humility. Dr. Scott is currently the Chief Equity Officer with WA Charters Schools Association and before that, served for three years as the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Washington State with Seneca Family of Agencies. He has created and facilitated interdisciplinary trainings with corporations, non-profit organizations, colleges and educational systems, providing support surrounding issues of cultural humility, community leadership development, social justice issues, non-violent communication, and community building processes. Currently, John is the principal consultant and founder of Morningstar Consulting, where he provides DEI support, focused on climate and culture transformation, Beloved Community, and strategic planning and visioning. In addition to facilitating this dynamic work in the state of Washington, John has also created and led dynamic trainings internationally in South Africa, Egypt, Japan, and Canada. Through the process of socially conscious, playful inquiry, John provides participants with practical and engaging skills in making positive, sustainable changes in their lives, communities, and organizations. John holds a PhD in Transformative Studies and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies. John is passionate about long distance swimming, equity, and peach cobbler.