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Dr. Cathy J. Scott

Business, Interdisciplinary

I am passionate about creating an inclusive learning environment that helps students enhance their career opportunities.

Bio

My Unique Approach to Education

“I see myself as a learning facilitator.  I look to challenge and inspire students by empowering them to take responsibility for their own learning experience while guiding them through the process. My primary teaching objectives include fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will later help students relate theory to real-world situations. I have a motto that “anyone can teach you theory, I teach you how to use it.” As an instructor, I try to create a positive, flexible, interactive learning environment where students of all backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to achieve success. I encourage students to utilize me as a resource and believe that instructor accessibility is a critical part of the learning process.”

– Dr. Cathy J. Scott

Cathy J. Scott, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Amberton University.  Professor Scott has a passion for improving accounting and business analytics education and has published and spoken on numerous occasions about emerging technologies, effectively using technology in the classroom, improving online education, engaging students in active learning, data analytics, design thinking, universal design for learning, neurodiversity and bridging the accounting education pipeline. Dr. Scott is a contributing author on Cengage Learning’s College Accounting 24e and previously authored College Accounting textbooks with a career focus. She is also the co-founder of the TeachingAndLearningToolbox.com, a website and blog that links technology to pedagogy and provides tips for successfully incorporating technology into the classroom. Professor Scott has been involved in various leadership roles in the American Accounting Association, Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges, Texas Business and Technology Educators Association, Mountain Plains Business Educators Association, National Business Educators Association, Texas Society of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants. A few of the most meaningful highlights of Dr. Scott’s academic career include receiving the Navarro College Teaching of Excellence, the American Accounting Association’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year, the TXCPA’s Outstanding Educator, TYC, the Texas Business and Technology Educators Association Post-Secondary Educator of the Year, the Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching, the AAA/EY Foundation Innovation in Accounting Education, the UNTD Outstanding Trailblazer, the UNT Dallas Outstanding Graduate Faculty, the AAA TYC Lifetime Achievement, and the American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize.

 

Personal Quote –

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” ~Randy PauschThe Last Lecture ~

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Business, Organization and Management

    – Capella University – 2016

  • Graduate Accounting Certificate

    – Keller Graduate School of Management – 2005

  • M.B.A., Strategic Leadership

    – Amberton University – 2004

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    – Nazareth College – 1987

My Unique Approach to Education

“I see myself as a learning facilitator.  I look to challenge and inspire students by empowering them to take responsibility for their own learning experience while guiding them through the process. My primary teaching objectives include fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will later help students relate theory to real-world situations. I have a motto that “anyone can teach you theory, I teach you how to use it.” As an instructor, I try to create a positive, flexible, interactive learning environment where students of all backgrounds and abilities have the opportunity to achieve success. I encourage students to utilize me as a resource and believe that instructor accessibility is a critical part of the learning process.”

– Dr. Cathy J. Scott

Cathy J. Scott, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Amberton University.  Professor Scott has a passion for improving accounting and business analytics education and has published and spoken on numerous occasions about emerging technologies, effectively using technology in the classroom, improving online education, engaging students in active learning, data analytics, design thinking, universal design for learning, neurodiversity and bridging the accounting education pipeline. Dr. Scott is a contributing author on Cengage Learning’s College Accounting 24e and previously authored College Accounting textbooks with a career focus. She is also the co-founder of the TeachingAndLearningToolbox.com, a website and blog that links technology to pedagogy and provides tips for successfully incorporating technology into the classroom. Professor Scott has been involved in various leadership roles in the American Accounting Association, Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges, Texas Business and Technology Educators Association, Mountain Plains Business Educators Association, National Business Educators Association, Texas Society of CPAs, and the Institute of Management Accountants. A few of the most meaningful highlights of Dr. Scott’s academic career include receiving the Navarro College Teaching of Excellence, the American Accounting Association’s Two-Year College Educator of the Year, the TXCPA’s Outstanding Educator, TYC, the Texas Business and Technology Educators Association Post-Secondary Educator of the Year, the Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching, the AAA/EY Foundation Innovation in Accounting Education, the UNTD Outstanding Trailblazer, the UNT Dallas Outstanding Graduate Faculty, the AAA TYC Lifetime Achievement, and the American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize.

 

Personal Quote –

“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” ~Randy PauschThe Last Lecture ~

  • Ph.D., Business, Organization and Management

    – Capella University – 2016

  • Graduate Accounting Certificate

    – Keller Graduate School of Management – 2005

  • M.B.A., Strategic Leadership

    – Amberton University – 2004

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

    – Nazareth College – 1987