DR. HEATHER SCOTT
CONSULTANT & RESEARCHER
Heather Scott, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and serves as the Associate Department Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department in the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. She has been awarded numerous fellowships to advance research in the areas of inclusive excellence and leadership and has been named Associate Faculty for Kennesaw State’s Center for Africana Studies, a SUMMIT Fellow at Agnes Scott College, and a Division of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Faculty Fellow at KSU.
Heather holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education Administration from Mercer University, a Master of Education (ME) in College Student Affairs Administration from The University of Georgia, and a BA in Theatre from Agnes Scott College. She also holds a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace from The University of South Florida. Dr. Scott’s research focuses on women and leadership, with lines of inquiry in higher education administration, Black women in the professoriate, global education equity, and leadership identity development of girls and women.
Seeking to elevate the voices of historically underrepresented women leaders, Dr. Scott has developed courses that explore and center stories of leadership from women leaders. She has also developed and led global immersion experiences to a diverse array of global locales including Ghana, West Africa, the Tuscan region of Italy, and the Gullah-Geechee community in the Sea Islands of South Carolina. Dr. Scott currently serves as a co-principal investigator for a grant that seeks to diversify the population of students who participate in global education experiences. In addition to authoring numerous articles and book chapters on leadership, she is a sought-after leadership development facilitator who has led multiple leadership workshops on topics such as authentic leadership for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) women and inclusive leadership.
Dr. Scott lives by the tenant of "leadership is service" and is extensively involved in her community as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated (Douglas-Carroll-Paulding Alumnae Chapter), The Association of Junior Leagues International Incorporated (Douglas County), PTSO President (Chapel Hill Middle School), and Girl Scout Co-Troop Leader (Troop 6647). She is also a member of the Agnes Scott College Alumnae Executive Board. Heather is the proud mother of two beautiful and brilliant daughters, whom she delights in raising with her loving husband. They reside in metro Atlanta, GA, along with their curious yet endearing Yorkshire Terrier.
To learn more about Dr. Scott, please visit her LinkedIn page