Paul W. Prescott PhD is a Part-Time Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Syracuse University, and a Lecturer in Bioethics & Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He specializes in applied ethics and moral psychology.
His research is defined by broad interests in moral psychology, which range from classical Hellenic and Confucian ethics to contemporary work in psychoanalysis and posttraumatic psychiatry. His work thus embraces topics of interest to a general philosophical audience, as well as more specialized debates in ethics, philosophy of religion, and the rapidly developing subfield of philosophy and psychiatry.
His teaching is primarily in professional ethics, with students ranging from beginning freshmen to graduate students and accomplished professionals. In 2010, he was recruited to develop an applied ethics program for Syracuse University’s prestigious S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The resulting curriculum is one of the first in the nation specifically tailored to meet the needs of students training to work in the entertainment industry.

Dr. Prescott is a 2017 recipient of SU's Meredith Teaching Award .

When not engaged in research and teaching, Paul serves the local community as a philosophical counselor. For scheduling and more information, see his listing on Psychology Today.