- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Geology, Dickinson College, 1982
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Leisure Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
- Courses Taught
- RPTS 201 Foundations of Recreation, Parks and Tourism
- RPTS 307 Methods of Environmental Interpretation
- RPTS 481 Seminar
- RPTS 484 Internship
Environmental education and interpretation
Other Professional Experience
Certified Interpretive Trainer, National Association for Interpretation
Susan G. Scott has been a lecturer in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University since 1998. Her teaching and service are focused on environmental interpretation and use of interpretive communications techniques to help visitors connect with natural and cultural resources. She serves as departmental liaison with the National Park Service Trails and Rails Programs, assisting with volunteer training in interpretation and emergency operations, as well as related projects such as interpretive podcasts, Junior Ranger materials and websites.
As the Internship Coordinator for the department, Susan assists students in finding challenging positions related to their career paths, and helps them develop résumés and other tools for the job search. While students are engaged in their internships, Susan manages evaluations, assignments and site visits. For her work with students at Texas A&M, Susan has received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Student Counseling and Relations and an award from the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, and was selected as an Aggie Access Namesake.
Susan earned a BS in Geology from Dickinson College and an MS degree in Recreation and Parks from Penn State. Before coming to Texas A&M, Susan taught at Kent State University and Penn State. She previously worked as Assistant Director of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, and with environmental education programs conducted by the National Wildlife Federation, Keystone Science School and other organizations.