Professor Michael Scott

Professor Michael Scott

Professor Michael Scott is Vice-Chancellor of Glyndŵr University.

He has spent thirty years in the higher education sector devoted to social inclusion and the opening up of universities to the community.

He is a distinguished literary scholar having written numerous books and articles and edited two major series, most notably the influential Text and Performance series which helped spawn Masters programmes in a new approach to Shakespeare Studies in the UK, the USA, Australia and elsewhere.

He was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University, Leicester, which he joined in 1989 from Sunderland Polytechnic where he was Professor of English and Head of the School of Humanities.

Michael Scott was educated at the University of Wales, Lampeter and Nottingham University and gained his PhD from De Montfort University.

For fourteen years he was Visiting Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC which honoured him with the Centennial Award for Distinguished Teaching and Scholarship in 1989.

He was the Chairman of UNESCO Cymru Wales and a director of the UK National Commission for UNESCO from 2005 to 2009. He has served as a member of the Broadcasting Council for Wales, as chairman of the North Wales Film Commission and as a member of the Bryn Terfel Faenol Festival Trust. He is currently the vice-chair of the board of Clwyd Theatr Cymru and a CBI Council member.