Scott is the Director of Institutional Research at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX and an affiliate researcher with the Urban Talent Research Institute at the University of Houston, where he earned a PhD in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences with a specialization in Learning & Development. Scott is interested in the role that achievement motivation, including beliefs, goal orientation, and attribution, plays in learning and performance. At Brazosport College, Scott supports the college's mission by leading and conducting innovative research; collecting, producing, and disseminating quality data; producing reports and conducting presentations for stakeholders, compliance agents, and accreditation; and supports student success initiatives.
Scott attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned a BA and MA in English. He served for nine years as associate director of the University Honors Program at SIUC. Since then he has served as director of the Honors College at Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus, associate director of the Chancellor’s Honors Program at the University of Tennessee, assistant director of the Honors Program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, and most recently as the district dean of the Honors Program at San Jacinto College in Houston.
A founding board member of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors, he is a writer, a musician, and a former high school volleyball and basketball coach. His research interests include high-achievers, G/T, and low-SES populations, theories of motivation, theories of learning, and program evaluation.