Scott P. Richert

Scott P. Richert
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  • Writer, editor, and director for online and print publications for over 20 years
  • Author of two books


Scott P. Richert is a former writer for ThoughtCo, creating content for over 10 years. He is the senior content network manager of Our Sunday Visitor, the world's largest English-language Catholic publisher. He is the editor at large and former monthly columnist for  Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture and has over 20 years of experience in print and online publications.

While Scott was completing his studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., he and his wife, Amy, spent two years at a Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic parish in Annandale, Virginia, where they became well versed in the history and liturgies of Eastern Rite Catholic churches. Scott and Amy have homeschooled their eight children using a traditional Catholic curriculum, and Scott has written homeschooling courses for Seton Home Study School, a Catholic homeschooling organization in Front Royal, Virginia.


Scott holds a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University, where he took a number of religious-studies courses. In 1992, he received his M.A. in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where, in addition to his general political-theory studies, he pursued an interest in the political and social thought of the early Church Fathers.

Awards and Publications

He is the author of the books "Today's Writers and Their Works: Bill Bryson," and "Shakespeare Explained: King Lear."

Scott has published articles, reviews, and commentary in numerous places, including Chronicles, Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly, Humanitas, and Catholic Answers Magazine. He has been a guest on many radio and television programs, including Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN), The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio), Catholic Answers Live, and The Catholics Next Door (Sirius XM).

Scott P. Richert

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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