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Location
Parker Hall 211C

What area do you teach?

Sport Management

Education/Degree(s)

B.A., Western Kentucky University, December, 1981 (Psychology major/ Coaching minor)
M.S., Western Kentucky University, 1985 (Physical Education)

Your Philosophy of Teaching

My philosophy of teaching centers around experience-based learning. Although theory and knowledge provide the foundation, it is experience that crystalizes the concept for students. I encourage my students to look for real-world experiences where they can make connections with current practitioners.

Why did you decide to teach?

I love to interact with students, watch them grow, and ultimately experience success.

Credentials/Career Path

Prior to joining the Southeast Missouri State University faculty, I served the university’s athletic department in various capacities. In 1985, I came to Southeast as an Assistant Women’s Basketball coach and coached for 10 years. During that time, our teams participated in six NCAA Tournaments, including an NCAA Division II National Runner Up finish in 1991. Later I moved to the administrative side of athletics and served as Assistant Athletic Director, overseeing NCAA Compliance and Student-Athlete Services for 10 years.

Professional Highlights

  • Coaching in the 1991 NCAA Division II National Championship Game (SEMO)
  • Attending the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China and London, England to watch my daughter compete.
  • Coaching in the 1985 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four (WKU)

Awards/Honors/Recognitions

  • Southeast Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted with the 1990-91 Women’s Basketball Team in 2008.
  • Glasgow-Barren County Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in 2008.
  • Glasgow (Kentucky) High School Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted in 2017.
  • CoSida Academic All-American 1st Team, 1980-81.
  • Western Kentucky University Female Athlete of the Year, 1980-81

Organizations with which You are Involved

  • USA Swimming
  • Missouri State High School Athletic Association

Best Advice for Students

Get involved by coming to class and talking to your instructors.

Although theory and knowledge provide the foundation, it is experience that crystalizes the concept for students. I encourage my students to look for real-world experiences where they can make connections with current practitioners.

Alicia Scott, Instructor