He said, “That moment where students experience the ‘ah ha’ light is what led me into education from the corporate world.”
Scot obtained his PhD online and says that it has opened many doors for him over the past eight years. He explained, “The days of categorizing online from traditional degrees are gone as almost all traditional schools now offer online classes and programs.”
“Scheduling is extremely important for success on an online program,” Scot explained. His tip: “Make a schedule every Monday. As a faculty member, I do this myself and list each day in Excel. I put items in on the day that it applies and scratch each one off as it occurs. This will help you keep yourself on a schedule and you can allot the time needed for your studies.”
In his free time, Scot enjoys taking his girls on extended weekend trips as much as possible. He said, “In the summer, we are never home as we love theme parks in Orlando as much as boating in Southern, WV.” He doesn’t watch a ton of television, but another fun fact is that he loves all kids’ animated movies like Toy Story and Monsters, Inc!
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