Scott McCullough received his B.A. with majors in Mathematics and Physics from Emporia State University and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Purdue University. His thesis research, under Solomon Gartenhaus, was in phase transitions and the statistical physics of lattice models. His post-doctoral work at Oklahoma State University with H.L. Scott focused on lattice models for lipid membranes. His current research involves the method of molecular dynamics to simulate lipid membranes. This work is at the interface of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.
Scott spent 18 years in the Republic of Yemen where he taught physics (in Arabic) at Sana’a University, worked in educational development as the International Project Coordinator for the Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Reform in Yemen (MASTERY) Project, and taught science and mathematics at Sanaa International School.
He is married to Anna, his wife of 30 years, and they have 4 mostly adult children. He enjoys singing, reading (especially the sea novels Patrick O’Brian), running, bike riding and playing Ultimate. When he grows up, he hopes to be a professional Ultimate player.