Scott Furtwengler is the Director of Institutional Research at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, Texas, an external evaluator for Rice University’s Office of STEM Engagement, and an instructor and affiliate researcher at the University of Houston, where he earned a PhD in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences with a specialisation in Learning and Development.
His research interests include human learning, psychosocial development, theories of motivation, achievement goals, performance, and engagement among typical and atypical learners and the interaction of environmental, genetic and psychological factors on student success. Additionally, he conducts programme evaluations and research on creativity.
Scott attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) where he earned a BA and MA in English. He has served in higher education for over twenty years, predominantly as an administrator for post-secondary honours programmes at several institutions, including SIUC, Miami-Dade College, the University of Tennessee, the University of North Florida, and most recently as the District Dean of the Honours Programme 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.