Chyllis Scott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning

Chyllis Scott

chyllis.scott@unlv.edu

Carlson Education Building (CEB) 344

702-895-2961

Curriculum Vitae


Research Expertise: Adolescent literacy and content-area literacy instruction, teacher education and knowledge, and mentoring practices in higher education

Chyllis Scott graduated from Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy education. Throughout her doctoral program, she worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in reading assessment, content-area literacy, and reading and writing in the middle school grades. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Scott was a classroom teacher, English as a Second Language teacher and department head, co-director of A.V.I.D. (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and gifted and talented education programs, and a school-wide reading specialist. Her primary research interests include adolescent literacy and content-area literacy instruction, teacher education and knowledge, and mentoring practices in higher education.