Joyce A. Scott

Joyce A. Scott has served for 32 years in higher education administration at four public universities, a national association and a state university system, specializing in academic affairs and student services. She has consulted with the American Council on Education to evaluate non-collegiate programs for the award of academic credit (Defense Language Institute) and university programs on military bases. In addition, Dr. Scott has consulted with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks on the delivery of teacher education programs to rural native communities.

In 2006, after three years as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Scott returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Educational Leadership at that institution. Her teaching interests include philosophy of education, effective teaching and learning, higher education issues and policy, linguistics and online education.  Dr. Scott has also developed an online course focused on current reform efforts in higher education.

Dr. Scott’s research interests include faculty development and compensation, assessment and accreditation and leadership preparation  Scott holds a BA in French and English from the University of Connecticut, an MA in French from the University of Virginia and a PhD in Romance Languages from Duke University. Dr. Scott is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.