Scott Cook

Scott Cook

Professor of History
Office: Simon Hall 129
Phone: (931) 393-1844
Email: scook@mscc.edu

Professional Experience

Motlow State Community College
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Professor, History and add Honors Program Director, 2006-Present

Courses: American History I and II Honors; Religion Heresy, Magic, and Myth Honors Seminar; Sex and the Supernatural Honors Seminar; Service Learning I-IV, and Leadership in Honors

Georgia Military College at Columbus
Columbus, Georgia

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Humanities, 2004-2006

Courses: Developmental Reading I and II, Developmental Writing I and II, Freshman Composition I and II, American Literature I and II, Western World Literature I, Creative Writing, Library Science, World Civilizations II, Military History, Introduction to Teaching, and Educational Psychology

Columbus State University
Columbus, Georgia

Adjunct Instructor of English, 2005-2006

Courses: Freshman Composition I

Nashville State Community College
Nashville, Tennessee

Adjunct Instructor of English, 2004

Courses: American Literature II

Motlow State Community College
Smyrna, Tennessee

Adjunct Instructor of Developmental Studies and History, 2002-2004

Courses: Basic and Developmental Reading, Basic and Developmental Writing, Developmental Study Skills, and United States History I and II

Education

Doctor of Education in Teaching History, 2011

Dissertation: Gilded Age Ohioan Presidents and American Progressive Education: How Ohio and Its Presidents Influenced and Shaped the American Education System

Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

Master of Liberal Studies in Humanities, 2004

Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2001

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Associate of Science with Emphases in History, Political Science, and Psychology, 2000

Motlow State Community College, Lynchburg, Tennessee

Additional Graduate Study

Cumberland University, Fort Hays State University, and Middle Tennessee State University

Honors, Awards, and Current Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • National Collegiate Honors Council
  • Southern Regional Honors Council
  • Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council
  • Vice President, 2015-2016
  • President, 2016-2017
  • Conference Chair, 2017
  • Tennessee Association for Institutional Research
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Southern Historical Association
  • American Association of University Professors
  • MSCC Chapter Vice President, 2010-2011
  • Western History Association
  • Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • History of Education Society
  • National Collegiate Honors Council’s Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution, 2016 (Nominated)
  • True Blue Citation for Distinction in Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016 (Nominated)
  • National Collegiate Honors Council’s Ron Brandolini Award for Excellence at a Two-Year Institution, 2015 (Nominated)
  • True Blue Citation for Distinction in Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 2015 (Nominated)
  • One Professor, 2014
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nomination, 2014
  • NISOD Excellence Award Recipient for Motlow State Community College, 2011
  • Faculty Excellence Award Winner, 2011
  • NISOD Excellence Award Recipient for Motlow State Community College, 2010
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nomination Finalist, 2010
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Grant Participant, 2009
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nomination Finalist, 2009
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Grant Participant, 2008
  • Faculty Excellence Award Nomination, 2007
  • Who's Who in American Education (2006-2007), 2006
  • Distant Learning Center Employee of the Quarter, 2005
  • C. C. Sims Award for Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
  • summa cum laude, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
  • Mortar Board (Hampton Society Chapter), Middle Tennessee State University, 2001
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000
  • Phi Alpha Theta, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, Middle Tennessee State University, 2000
  • Outstanding Achievement in Political Science, Motlow State Community College, 2000
  • Outstanding Achievement in History, Motlow State Community College, 2000
  • Award for Scholastic Achievement, Motlow State Community College, 2000
  • Top Ten Graduate, Motlow State Community College, 2000
  • summa cum laude, Motlow State Community College, 2000