Department of Psychology

Gail Scott

Senior Lecturer of Psychology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4015
Phone: 470-578-6883


Dr. Scott received her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Florida. Her Master of Education degree in Psychological Foundations of Education has cognate areas of psychometrics and counseling psychology. Her Doctor of Education degree in Psychological Foundations of Education has cognate areas of psychometrics and family studies. Dr. Scott also earned a Master of Dance degree from the Chicago Ballet Company and the University of Chicago. Dr. Scott’s interests include teaching the 250 student section of introductory psychology, psychometrics, developmental psychology, behavior modification, and health psychology. Dr. Scott has received six university, state, and national teaching awards in her career. She was also awarded the ten-year Shriver-Kennedy Meritorious Award by Eunice Shriver for work with the National Special Olympics program. Prior to joining the KSU faculty in spring 2010, she held multiple administrative positions including psychology department chair and director of counseling and student health services and the associate director of a Tri-State Graduate Degree Development Council. Dr. Scott’s academic and professional history also includes the post-doctoral position as the provost’s assistant for educational research and development at the University of Florida. Additionally, Dr. Scott was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University where she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Scott’s interesting educational experiences as a graduate student representative for the United States include attending an international developmental seminar in genetic epistemology taught by Jean Piaget in his home in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Scott also co-taught a counseling and psychotherapy graduate course with Erik Erikson at Syracuse University. Dr. Scott is a member of the American Psychological Association and Southeastern Psychological Association. Dr. Scott is also Kennesaw State faculty advisor for the student organization of the American Association of University Women and co-advisor of Psi Chi Psychology honorary. In addition, Dr. Scott with psychology colleagues accompanies KSU Education Aboard students to Peru and is involved in transcultural research and global humanitarian service.