April 19, 2022

Welcome, Scott!

Scott Wright HeadshotScott Wright is an assistant professor for Instructional Design with over seven years of experience in higher education. He is a lifelong learner who pursued Instructional Design because it combined his love for education with his technical expertise. Before joining U.A.M.S., Scott worked as an Instructional Designer for the University of Arkansas’s Global Campus for six years collaborating with faculty and subject matter experts from the College of Education and Health Professions.

Scott is passionate about making college more affordable using open educational resources (O.E.R.). As a result, he served as a member of the University Libraries and Global Campus O.E.R. Team that facilitated the university’s O.E.R. Course Materials Conversion Program. Scott also served as a primary organizer of Global Campus’s 2021 Better Online Learning Together (B.O.L.T.) Conference, which seeks to innovate online teaching.

Scott graduated in 2021 with his Doctor of Education degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas. His dissertation research focused on how LGBTQ+ online students perceive social presence in the online classroom and what factors influence their decisions regarding self-disclosure to their peers and instructors. Scott’s other research interests include equity and inclusion in online learning and empathic instructional design. Additionally, he holds a Master of Education in Educational Technology from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Design from Arkansas State University.

Scott enjoys playing board games with his friends and family and gardening in his spare time.