Scott P. Spiker, M.A.

“To be 'liberally' educated is to be freed from tyranny, a tyranny of the mind that results when conventional wisdom or one's own established habits of thought replace rational scrutiny guided by the earnest desire for the truth. A liberally educated person knows how to think for him- or herself, and how to do it well."

"Such an education isn't just for kids; adult learners can reap its benefits, too. In an age where one's career path is likely to wend its way through different employers and fields, workers with a solid foundation in critical, transferable skills--the abilities to think, speak, and write well--are sure to continue to be highly prized.”

Courses Taught

  • PHIL 1001 Philosophy of Human Nature
  • PHIL 2310 Theory of Ethics


  • Cornell University, M.A. Philosophy
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Philosophy, Psychology

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, Marquette University, College of Professional Studies (2009-present)
  • Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Honors College
  • Instructor, Cornell University, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines (2001-2003)

Research Interests

  • Topics at the intersection of metaphysics and the philosophy of language


Contact College of Professional Studies

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Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
FAX: (414) 288-3298