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Scott Tattar, Instructor of Communication, Department of Communication at Drexel University

Scott Tattar

Instructor of Communication
Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 159
sdt56@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.571.3611

Education:

  • BA, English, York College of Pennsylvania

Bio:

Scott became a full-time faculty member at Drexel University in the Department of Communications in 2016. Previously, he taught as an adjunct at both Drexel and Temple. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Scott serves as the faculty adviser to Drexel's Public Relations Student Society.

Over a 30-year business career, Scott became one of the region's most recognized and respected public relations professionals. He gained media relations, public affairs, community relations, investor relations, product publicity, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and crisis/issues management experience from work with such clients as Taco Bell, The Rothman Institute, The American Legal Institute and Bar Association, Preferred Real Estate, The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Pfizer, The EuroTunnel, The Philadelphia International Auto Show, WXPN, Applebee’s, Hatfield Quality Meats, Reliance Insurance Company, The Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia Streets Department.

In 2007, while Senior Vice President at LevLane in Philadelphia, Scott established the first Corporate Social Responsibility practice in the Philadelphia region. This agency discipline was founded on the premise that business is a key driver for sustainable social change.

From 1994-2006, he was the president of Tattar Richards Public Relations. Previously he was a vice president at Ketchum, one of the largest PR companies in the world.

As a media trainer, he has prepared hundreds of executives for press interaction. By blending message development with interview techniques, Scott has expertly coached many high profile spokespersons from leading organizations, including DuPont, Hitachi, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Philadelphia Financial, Arcadia University, West Chester University, Hatfield Quality Meats, Archer & Greiner, as well as several Philadelphia city departments.

From 2004 through 2005, Scott served as the president of the Public Relations Society of America (Philadelphia Chapter). He is the only two-term president in the Chapter’s 50-year history. Scott was appointed to Philadelphia Mayor John Street’s PR Task Force in 2000. He began his career as a reporter at the York Daily Record.

Scott earned his BA in English from York College of Pennsylvania, where he was a four-year varsity soccer player. He furthered his education with graduate studies in English at Villanova University. He received the 2001 Frank X. Long Award for excellence in creative writing and the 2012 DeAnn White Award for excellence in community service - both from the Public Relations Society of America (Philadelphia Chapter).