Professor Scott joined the Barry faculty in 2001, and currently serves as the Dean of the School of Social Work. She earned a BA degree from Florida Atlantic, and an MSW and Ph.D. from Barry University School of Social Work. Professor Scott has many years of professional and administrative experience with county and state government working with children, families, and older adults in the areas of abuse and neglect, mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, primary health, housing, and economic self-sufficiency. Professor Scott's professional interests include child welfare policy, social welfare policy, history, social work ethics, and the management and administration of human service organizations. She is an active member of several health and human service boards and committees and has received several recognition awards and honors for her dedication and work with children and families.