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Faculty/Staff - Scott Beckett

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Scott is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has 15 years of experience working with college students in the area of developmental algebra. He holds Secondary Teaching Certificates in Math, Biology, and General Science and before coming to the university, taught those subjects in Alabama and Montana.  He is currently a Distinguished Lecturer in Learning Services at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. He worked in Learning Services under the directorship of Dr. Claudia McDade for almost 10 years, and through this mentorship, learned about ABA in education and Precision Teaching.  He earned a A.B. in Social Relations from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA in 1974, an M.S. in Forestry from Auburn University, Auburn, AL in 1980, and an M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Jacksonville State University in 2015. Scott became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in 2012. He currently supervises Jacksonville State psychology graduate students who are seeking their BCBA and trains these students to apply Precision Teaching, explicit instruction and other ABA education principles in the college classroom. He complements his training duties by researching ways to streamline developmental algebra to reduce the cost to students and increase student retention. He has presented data-based papers on student outcomes, program development and supervision at numerous conferences and webinars including the International Precision Teaching Conference, Association for Behavior Analysis International, Alabama Association for Developmental Education, and National Association for Developmental Education. The Department of Learning Services recently was recognized as the NROC Ambassador Team of 2016.  Since 1999, Beckett has received several grants and awards to support his research, including the Academic Center for Excellence Instructional Technology Grant I (1999), the Faculty Research Award (2007), and the REAL Teaching Grant (2015).  He is a member of the Standard Celeration Society (SCS), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA), and the Alabama Association for Developmental Education (ALADE), American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). He is an ambassador and mentor for the Network Resources Open for College and Career Readiness (The NROC Project) and also serves on the planning committee for the annual member meeting.

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