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Professor, Core Undergraduate Faculty

Office: CFO 706
940-898-2307  phone | 940-898-2301 fax | email: sscott@twu.edu 

Education

Ph.D.

2000

Cognitive Psychology - Tufts University

M.S.

1998

Cognitive Psychology - Tufts University

B.A.

1993

Psychology (Major) Spanish (Minor) – Stephen F. Austin State University

Courses Taught 
Cognitive Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Physiological Psychology, Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience, Seminar in College Teaching, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Professional Development in Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Research Team.

Research Interests
Obesity prevention, body image, eating dysfunction, peer victimization, and weight stereotyping.

Recent Publications

  • Rosen, L. H. & Scott, S. (in press). Obesity. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. Golson (Eds.), The Social History of  the American Family.
  • Rosen, L. H., DeOrnellas, K., & Scott, S. (in press). Parental Supervision. In L. Ganong, M. Coleman, J. Golson (Eds.), The Social History of the American Family.
  • Roux, G.,  DiMarco, N., Gu, Y., Ballard, E., Scott, S., Ellison, A., Efesoa, M. A. (2014). Eating, Activity, and Supportive Environment (EASE) for Nursing Students.  Nursing Forum.
  • Rich Scott, S. & LeClere, S. (2011). Body Image. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.)   Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Rich Scott, S. & LeClere, S. (2011). Weight. In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.)   Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Sanborn, C., Rich, S. S., DiMarco, N. & Engelbrecht, J. (2010). Childhood play experiences of   Hispanic parents of preschoolers. THAPERD.  
  • Rich, S. S., Essery, E., Sanborn, C. F., DiMarco, N., Morales, L., & LeClere, S. (2008). Predictors of body size stigmatization in Hispanic preschool children. Obesity, 16, S11-S17.
  • Essery, E., DiMarco, N., Rich, S. S., & Nichols, D. (2008). Mothers report using less pressure in child feeding situations following a weekly newsletter intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 40, 110-115.
  • Rich, S.S. & Thomas, C.R. (2008).  Body mass index, disordered eating behavior, and acquisition of health information: Examining ethnicity and weight-related issues in a college population. Journal of American College Health, 56, 623-628.
  • Rich, S. S., Sanborn, C., Essery, E., & DiMarco, N. (2007). Obesity. In Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (pp. 567-569). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
  • Essery, E., DiMarco, N., & Rich, S. S. (2007). Nutrition and early childhood education. In Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (pp. 563-566). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.
  • Huettig, C., Rich, S. S., Engelbrecht, J., Sanborn, C., Essery, E., DiMarco, N., et al. (2006). Growing with EASE: Eating, Activity, and Self-Esteem. Young Children, May, 26-30.
  • Rich, S S.., DiMarco, N, Huettig, C, Essery, E., Andersson, E., & Sanborn, C.  (2005). Perceptions of health status and play activity of overweight Hispanic toddlers and preschoolers.  Family & Community Health, 28, 130-141.

Honors/Grants/Service

Honors:

  • Mentor, Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy, 2013-2015
  • 2014 recipient of the G. Ann Uhlir Fellowship in Higher Education Administration
  • Mary Mason Lyon Award 2005
  • Favorite Faculty Award 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 
  • McNair Scholar Outstanding Mentor Award 2005
  • Recipient of Best Practices in Parent Education Award in 2005

Grants:

  • Texas Woman's University Targeted Research Fund (2009-2010)
  • Texas Woman’s University: Summer Research Stipend (2008)
  • TexasWoman's University: Research Enhancement Program for Continuing Faculty (2007)
  • Texas Woman’s University: Chancellor's Research Fellow. 9/05-8/06. Protégée.
  • Texas Woman’s University: Multidisciplinary Research Grant. 1/05-8/05. Co-PI.
  • Texas Woman’s University: IWH Research Funding. 1/04-8/05, $5500. PI
  • Texas Woman’s University: Chancellor's Research Fellow. 9/04-8/05. Protégée.
  • Texas Woman’s University: IWH Research Funding. 1/02-8/03. PI.
  • NIH R01. Effect of Active-Play on Obese At-Risk Toddlers. 1/00-8/04. Psychology Consultant.

Service:

  • Psychology Undergraduate Program Director  2001-present
  • Advising Task Force, Member, 2013-present
  • Assessment Committee of Core Curriculum, Section Leader, 2013-present
  • Curriculum Committee, Member, 2012 – present
  • Undergraduate Council, 2012 – present
  • Family Day Planning Committee, Member, 2009 – present
  • Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium Planning Committee, Member, 2007-present
  • Psychology Undergraduate Program Director  2001-present

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