Scott brings significant leadership and teaching experience to this position. For the previous decade he was the George Butler Associate Professor of Church Administration and Finance at Claremont School of Theology. Scott also served at Claremont as associate dean for institutional research, chair of the Curriculum Committee, chair of the Accreditation Team, and principal writer of the Long Range Planning Committee. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
In 1998 Scott founded the Academy of Religious Leadership, an organization for professors who teach leadership in seminaries, and created the Journal of Religious Leadership, for which he also acts as editor, in 2001. His articles on leadership, organization, and technology have appeared as well in Christian Century, Theological Education, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. His most recent book, Making Spiritual Sense: Theological Interpretation as Christian Leadership, was published by Abingdon Press in November 2006.
Scott has served as convener for numerous leadership conferences, presented numerous papers, chaired various boards and led training events.