Paul Prescott 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 embraces topics of interest to a general philosophical audience, as well as more specialized debates in ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of psychiatry.
His teaching is primarily in applied ethics, with students ranging from beginning freshmen to accomplished professionals. In 2008, 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 television, radio, and film.

Paul is a recipient of Syracuse University's Meredith Teaching Award.

When not engaged in research and teaching, he serves clients as a philosophical counselor. For more information, see Psychology Today.