Chad Scott, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Chad Scott

Carlson Education Building (CEB) 336


Curriculum Vitae

Research Expertise: Interdisciplinary Arts-based Research and Practice, Art Education, Visual Culture, Qualitative Methods

Chad Scott is an artist, researcher, and teacher committed to the arts, community, and education. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, co-director of the UNLV P.O.W.E.R. writing program, and coordinator of the Educational Psychology Research Management System.

Chad's research and pedagogical interests are interdisciplinary, most frequently drawing from art, education, and sociology. Broadly, his work centers on processes of creativity, creative socialization, and creative culture. He explores these areas by examining how creative processes relate to the construction and performance of community and identity. More specifically, his work is attentive to the ways creative producers engage their social worlds to address issues of social justice. This includes examining a range of creative production such as: popular and visual culture; artists and artistic communities; and the spaces in which creativity and cultural production occur.

Chad's recent research, "Artists, Artistic Culture, and Community" is a three-year, multi-sited ethnographic study, focusing on the meaning making activities of creative producers and consumers within three artistic communities.