Scott Barton

Senior Director of Online Programs


Scott Barton is Senior Director of Online Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies.  Over the past two years, he has led the Institute’s Learn Liberty venture, creating a dynamic new online education resource that is bringing the ideas of liberty to millions of students. 

Scott joined IHS in 2004 as a program assistant, went on to direct the Institute’s Koch Summer Fellow Program for three years, and graduated to overseeing IHS’s suite of career-development programs for students aspiring to careers in policy, journalism, and nonprofit leadership. In 2011, Scott rose to a new challenge when IHS decided to take its long-standing educational capability online.

An alum of IHS himself, Scott graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in philosophy.  His academic interests include ethics, political philosophy, and political economy.