Scott received a Ph.D. in interpersonal communication from Louisiana State University in 2001 and has taught at UCF since 2000, both full and part-time.  She regularly teaches undergraduate courses in family communication,  research methods and public speaking.

Prior to teaching at UCF, Scott taught at Louisiana State University, SUNY Potsdam, and Stetson University.

Scott is currently a lecturer and enjoys cycling, spending time with her family, and helping people improve their personal relationships.