Scotty is a minister, lawyer, teacher, and author. He is a Lecturer in Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Scotty has also taught courses at Stanford through the Ethics in Society Program, the Masters of Liberal Arts Program, Urban Studies, and Continuing Studies. Course titles include "Ethics and the Professions," "The Business World: Moral and Spiritual Inquiry Through Literature" and "The Meaning of Life." His primary research interests are in the interface of ethics, spirituality, and the professions.
Scotty served as the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University and the University Chaplain at Tufts University. He was also a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School.
Scotty is the author of Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning (HarperOne, 2000) and Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), as well as co-author with Laura Nash of Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: the Challenge of Fusing Christian Values with Business Life (Wiley, 2001).
Scotty received a B.A. from Yale University and M.Div. and J.D. degrees from Harvard Divinity and Law Schools.