HOF 1982 Scott McLean

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Scott McLean

  • Graduated form Weston-McEwen High School in 1982

    • salutatorian of his graduating class having been on the honor roll all four years

    • was an outstanding athlete being selected as best male athlete in the class of 1982

    • three sport letterman earning a varsity letter in football, two years in basketball and one year in baseball

    • on football was team captain and was selected Columbia Basin all-conference both his junior and senior seasons

    • was chosen to play in the 1982 Oregon East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game

    • was  a student body officer, member of the photo club, WM club and played saxophone and clarinet in the band

    • was a member of the National Honor Society

  • He attended Whitman College from 1982-1986 where he graduated with honors earning a degree in Political Science

    • he was an officer in the Sigma Chi Fraternity

    • played rugby

    • was elected Whitman Student Body Vice President

    • he wrote for the Whitman College Newspaper the Pioneer

  • Following graduating from Whitman, he enrolled at Rutgers University in a Political Science PhD program, receiving his PhD in 1984

    • He taught one year at Whitman and then joined the facility at Quinnipiac University where he has taught for the last 25 years

    • Professor McLean has not only taught but has been the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Political Science for most of that time

    • His research interests center on political thought, psychology and civic education

    • he was named Quinnipiac University Center of Excellence Outstanding Faculty Member in 2018

    • his professional biography is extensive

      • his political commentary has been featured in the national and international media on parties, elections and public opinion on: NPR, CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the London Financial Times

      • he has co-authored two books on political issues

  • Has always loved music and it all began with his time with the Weston-McEwen band

    • he played in the wind and jazz ensembles at Whitman all four years

    • he became interested in rhythm and blues and continues to enjoy performing in public as a harmonica player and vocalist

    • he is a member of the Connecticut Blues Society

  • He is a member of the Summerfield United Methodist Church where he serves as Church Council Chair

  • He is a board member of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

  • He lives with his wife Lisa and son Charlie in New Haven Connecticut

Scott McLean