Brent Scholar

Urban Systems Engineering (USE) Building
651 E. University DR
#233
Tempe
Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0604

Biography

Brent Scholar is a leadership expert whose work includes turning managers into leaders. He also works with organizations to support their missions and being the most efficient and effective they can be. He supports diversity and inclusion through his affiliation with the Education Committee of Diversity Leadership Alliance.

Scholar has presented research on the use of social media for academic retention, the effects of student excuses on faculty, and leveraging technology tools for engaging discussions. He is currently a Lecturer with the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. 

Education

  • Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, Argosy University, Pittsburgh, PA 2013                       
  • M.B.A. Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business, CA 1999                    
  • B.A. English, University of California-Santa Barbara1995

Research Interests

Scholar has presented research on the use of social media for academic retention, the effects of student excuses on faculty, and leveraging technology tools for engaging discussions.

Publications

  • Scholar, B. (2021, July). The Power to Change. ACT-W: Advancing the Careers of Technical Womxn.

  • Scholar, B. (2021, May 17-28). Small Teaching: Building Community in the Online Classroom. Perusall Exchange 2021.

  • Scholar, B. (2021, January 19, February 17 and 18). The Power to Change. SUNA Virtual Summit.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, November 17). Student, Faculty and Admin Engagement (Panelist). Student Universe, Virtual on Zoom.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, October 11). Small Business Struggles and COVID-19 (Panelist). Famela and Friends, San Diego, CA. https://omny.fm/shows/famela-and-friends/famela-and-friends-10-11-20

  • Scholar B. & Baker, A. (2020, September 9). GACP 20-21: Best Practices for Facilitating Inclusive Online/Hybrid Environments (Co-Presenter). Arizona State University, Virtual.

  • Scholar, B (2020, May 28). What Now: Study Abroad Round Table Discussion (Facilitator). Student Universe, Virtual on Zoom.

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 15). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 4: Incorporating Responsive Strategies. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 14). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 3: Leading with Consciousness. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 13). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 2: Crafting Culturally Responsive Environments. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 12). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 1: Understanding Inclusivity, Equality and Equity. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. (2020, April 9). Building Intercultural Competence (director/producer). Diversity Leadership Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. & Lake, B. (2020, April 3). Leveraging Technology Tools for Discussions. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 30). Strategies for Online Group Assignments. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 28). Businesses Surviving COVID-19 (Panelist). Authentically You: Empower Your Way to Success, San Diego, CA. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/authenticallyyou/id/13739807

  • Scholar, B. (2019, September 21). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at 8th Annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, August 5). Diversity & Inclusion: Let’s Talk About Gender Identity. Presentation at Benchmark in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 16). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Lead and Empower Conference in San Diego, CA.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 8). Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: Perspectives from a New Kid on the Block, stepped in as discussion facilitator. Global Engagement Conference: Educating Global Citizens at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, January 10). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Monthly Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Scholar, B. & Lake, B. (2018). Leveraging Technology Tools to Facilitate Dynamic Online Discussions and Student Engagement. Presentation at International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, October 13, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. (2018, August 28). Diversity & Inclusion: Diversity 101. Presentation at Federal Bureau of Investigations, in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Results. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 2, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. (2018, April 25). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, February 12, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 3, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. (2017). Dialogue…Matters! A Respectful Environment to Discuss Social Unrest. Diversity Leadership Alliance Workshop, February 23, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at 2nd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, January 11, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. (2016, December 15). The Collaboration Puzzle. Presentation for Arizona Service Providers and the Workplace Collaborative.

  • Scholar, B. (2016, November 1). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at CCI Diversity & Inclusion Education Conference at Arizona State University

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at Grand Canyon University, Scholarship Day, August 17, 2016.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 4, 2016.

  • Scholar, B. (2015). Leaders in the Classroom. Workshop Presentations presented at Grand Canyon University, December 2015.

  • Scholar, B. (2014). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Paper presented at Grand Canyon University, Delta Mu Delta Honors Symposium, December 2, 2014.

  • Scholar, B. (2013). Social Media and Online Retention: Predictors of Re-Enrollment, Social Integration, or Just for Fun. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 15, 2013.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
OGL 520 Social Psychological Perspecti
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 240 Intro to Project Management
OGL 320 Foundations Project Management
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 320 Foundations Project Management
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
IDS 401 Integration: Experiential
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIS 345 Organizational Ethics
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 200 Intro to Org Leadership
BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
OGL 481 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar I
OGL 482 Org Leadership Pro-Seminar II
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
OGL 220 Behavioral Dynamics in Org
BIS 345 Organizational Ethics
OGL 355 Leading Org Innovation

Presentations

  • Scholar, B. (2021, July). The Power to Change. ACT-W: Advancing the Careers of Technical Womxn.

  • Scholar, B. (2021, May 17-28). Small Teaching: Building Community in the Online Classroom. Perusall Exchange 2021.

  • Scholar, B. (2021, January 19, February 17 and 18). The Power to Change. SUNA Virtual Summit.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, November 17). Student, Faculty and Admin Engagement (Panelist). Student Universe, Virtual on Zoom.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, October 11). Small Business Struggles and COVID-19 (Panelist). Famela and Friends, San Diego, CA. https://omny.fm/shows/famela-and-friends/famela-and-friends-10-11-20

  • Scholar B. & Baker, A. (2020, September 9). GACP 20-21: Best Practices for Facilitating Inclusive Online/Hybrid Environments (Co-Presenter). Arizona State University, Virtual.

  • Scholar, B (2020, May 28). What Now: Study Abroad Round Table Discussion (Facilitator). Student Universe, Virtual on Zoom.

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 15). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 4: Incorporating Responsive Strategies. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 14). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 3: Leading with Consciousness. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 13). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 2: Crafting Culturally Responsive Environments. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. & Klug, R. (2020, May 12). ASU Faculty & Staff Webinar: Creating Culturally Responsive Online Environments Part 1: Understanding Inclusivity, Equality and Equity. ASU. Tempe, AZ. https://player.mediaamp.io/p/U8-EDC/qQivF4esrENw/embed/select/media/hk6U9_4tDSf1?form=html

  • Scholar, B. (2020, April 9). Building Intercultural Competence (director/producer). Diversity Leadership Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. & Lake, B. (2020, April 3). Leveraging Technology Tools for Discussions. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 30). Strategies for Online Group Assignments. CISA at ASU Online Teaching Workshops, Tempe, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2020, March 28). Businesses Surviving COVID-19 (Panelist). Authentically You: Empower Your Way to Success, San Diego, CA. https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/authenticallyyou/id/13739807

  • Scholar, B. (2019, September 21). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at 8th Annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, August 5). Diversity & Inclusion: Lets Talk About Gender Identity. Presentation at Benchmark in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 16). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Lead and Empower Conference in San Diego, CA.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, February 8). Reconceptualizing Study Abroad: Perspectives from a New Kid on the Block, stepped in as discussion facilitator. Global Engagement Conference: Educating Global Citizens at Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. (2019, January 10). The Teamwork Puzzle. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Monthly Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Scholar, B. & Lake, B. (2018). Leveraging Technology Tools to Facilitate Dynamic Online Discussions and Student Engagement. Presentation at International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning Conference, October 13, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. (2018, August 28). Diversity & Inclusion: Diversity 101. Presentation at Federal Bureau of Investigations, in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Results. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 2, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. (2018, April 25). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at Federally Employed Women Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2018). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at 3rd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, February 12, 2018.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Methodology. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Annual Research Symposium, June 3, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. (2017). Dialogue&Matters! A Respectful Environment to Discuss Social Unrest. Diversity Leadership Alliance Workshop, February 23, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2017). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at 2nd Annual ASU Learning Innovation Showcase, January 11, 2017.

  • Scholar, B. (2016, December 15). The Collaboration Puzzle. Presentation for Arizona Service Providers and the Workplace Collaborative.

  • Scholar, B. (2016, November 1). Diversity: Creating Safe Places. Presentation at CCI Diversity & Inclusion Education Conference at Arizona State University

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at Grand Canyon University, Scholarship Day, August 17, 2016.

  • Scholar, B. & Wessinger, C.M. (2016). Student Excuses: To Deceive or Inform: Purpose. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 4, 2016.

  • Scholar, B. (2015). Leaders in the Classroom. Workshop Presentations presented at Grand Canyon University, December 2015.

  • Scholar, B. (2014). Predicting Re-Enrollment for Online Learning Using Social Networking Websites. Canyon Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Paper presented at Grand Canyon University, Delta Mu Delta Honors Symposium, December 2, 2014.

  • Scholar, B. (2013). Social Media and Online Retention: Predictors of Re-Enrollment, Social Integration, or Just for Fun. Poster presented at University of Phoenix, Research Symposium, June 15, 2013.

Honors/Awards

Diversity Leadership Alliance-Volunteer of the Year Award 2019

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix-Pay It Forward Award Recipient 2013 

Professional Associations

Conscious Capitalism, Arizona Chapter, Member since 2017

Diversity Leadership Alliance, Member since 2011, Education Committee Member since 2013

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix, Member since 2010, Treasurer 2012-2014; Board Member 2012-2014

Networking Employment and Training Professionals Association Member since 2010 Treasurer 2011-2012 Board Member 2015-2017

Service

To the Profession

2021                 Peer Review, A Perspective of Multicultural Education & Diversity-Kendall Hunt Publishing  

                         Company

2020                 Subject Matter Expert, Study Abroad Roundtable: Student, Faculty and Admin Engagement-

                         Student Universe

2020                 Perusall Educator Panel

2020                 Peer Review Maricopa Community College’s Chief Diversity Officer Job Template

2020                 Subject Matter Expert, What Now: Study Abroad Round Table Facilitator-Student Universe

2020                 Subject Matter Expert, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Simulation-E.I. Games

2017                 Subject Matter Expert, Business Ethics Simulation-E.I. Games

 

To the University

Arizona State University

2020-Present      General Studies Council, Literacy Sub-Committee (Chair 2020-Present)

2018-Present      Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honor Society (Faculty Advisor 2020-Present)

2019-Present      Conscious Capitalism Graduate Student Organization (Faculty Advisor)

2018-Present      Global Advocacy Certificate Program (Presenter and Technical Assistance)

 

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

2021-Present      College Bylaws Task Force

2016-Present      College Assembly

2018-2021          Academic and Grade Appeal Committee

 

Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies

2016-Present      Organizational Leadership Curriculum Committee (Chair 2020-2022)

2016-Present      Curriculum Council (Chair 2019-2020)

2018-Present      Wakonse Planning

2019-2020          Study Abroad Committee

2019-2020          Global Experience Certificate Task Force

2018-2019          Organizational Leadership Competency Task Force

2018-2019          Hiring Committee

2017-2018          Faculty Annual Review Committee

2016-Present      Teaching Innovation Exchange

 

Grand Canyon University

2014-2016          Peer Classroom Reviewer

 

To the Community

Diversity Leadership Alliance

2020-Present      Awards and Logistics Chair

2020-Present      Director Producer of Monthly Webinars

2013-Present      Education Committee

2011-Present       Conference Committee

 

Networking Employment and Training Professionals Association

2015-2017          Board Member

2011-2012          Treasurer

 

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Phoenix

2012-2014          Treasurer

2012-2014          Board Member

 

Achilles International Phoenix

2021                 12 Hours of Pain Spinathon Photographer

2021                 Rockin’ Robin 5K Coordinator

2019                 12 Hours of Pain Spinathon Photographer

2019                 Dinner in the Dark Fundraising Chair

2019                 Mesa-Phoenix Half Marathon Guide for Rylee (chariot pusher)

2017                 Mesa-Phoenix Half Marathon Guide for Angela (visually impaired)

2016                 Hot Chocolate 15K Guide for Nicole (hearing impaired)

2016                 New York City Marathon Guide for Jerry (visually impaired)

2016                 Hippity Hop Marathon Guide for Larry (visually impaired)

2016                 Mesa-Phoenix Marathon Guide for Larry (visually impaired)

                          2015                 Los Angeles Marathon Guide for Alice (visually impaired)

 

                           2Gether We Live

2020                 Mesa-Phoenix Half Marathon Guide for Rylee (chariot pusher)

2019                 Splash and Dash Swim Support for Shawn

2019-Present      12 Hours of Pain Spinathon Photographer

 

Conscious Capitalism Arizona

2019-Present      Program Committee

 

Community Volunteering

2021-Present       Covid Vaccine Administration Site Volunteer

2021-Present      Packages from Home

2019-Present      2Gether We Live Team

2014-2016          Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

2015-Present      Achilles International Phoenix

2015-2019          Ironman Arizona

Consulting

Scholar Consulting, LLC– Phoenix, AZ-Principal Consultant                                                                                                             Provides organizations with guidance needed to be efficient and viable, while pursuing their mission; projects have included assisting organizations with leadership, operations, policy, fiscal and data management, and marketing support.

Industry Positions

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County – Greensburg, PA-Chief Operating Officer                            

[Encourages local residents to be philanthropists; provides grants to the community and serves as a community leader] 

Preferred Mortgage Services, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA-Businesss Devlopment/Office Manager                                                                           

[Consults with mortgage servicers in strategic business issues to realize operation and profitability improvements.]

Countrywide Financial Corporation – Simi Valley, CA-Team Leader                                                            

[International financial services company, focused on real estate financing]

LT Acquisition Corporation – Sherman Oaks, CA-General Manager
[Restaurant chain based in Los Angeles, California]

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