Dr. Scott Gaier
Director of Academic Enrichment Center & Associate Professor of Higher Education
Phone: (765) 998-5391
Major career accomplishments:
In 2011, Scott received the Dr. Joe Burnworth Teaching Award from Taylor University. This award recognizes faculty in their first five years of teaching at Taylor who exhibit promise and have made noteworthy contributions to the academic and community life of the institution. While at Purdue, Scott was the 2002-03 co-recipient of the Department of Educational Studies Graduate Student Teaching Award. He was also a 2004 finalist for Purdue’s School of Education Outstanding Dissertation Award. Scott was a co-recipient of the 2004 H.S. Warwick Research Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Scott’s research interests include student learning, attribution theory, and academic success. He contributed the chapter Pairing Courses to Benefit Student Learning in Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning edited by Margot Soven, Dolores Lehr, Siskanna Naynaha, Wendy Olson and published by Stylus Publishing in 2012.
Scott serves as the Coordinator of Academic Enrichment at Taylor where he oversees the Academic Enrichment Center which includes first year transition initiatives, retention efforts, disability support services, and interventions for academically at-risk students. In addition, he teaches reading and study skills courses.
In the MAHE program, Scott teaches HED 630 Facilitating Student Learning and HED 580 Inquiry in Higher Education.