Associate Professor of Special Education

Biography

Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of West Georgia. She teaches in the area of Special Education within the Department Literacy and Special Education. She is also the College of Education, Director of Graduate Studies. Michelle has served as an adjunct professor, a superintendent of a charter middle school, and a director of a charter elementary school. She also taught and coached in the Columbus Public School System.

 

Michelle earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis on special, gifted and urban education, Masters of Arts degree (technology education), and Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University.

 

Dr. Frazier Trotman Scott’s research interests include the achievement gap, special education over-representation, gifted education under-representation, twice exceptional creating culturally responsive classrooms, and increasing family involvement. Dr. Frazier Trotman Scott has conducted professional development workshops for urban school districts and has been invited to community dialogs with regard to educational practices and reform. Michelle has written and co-authored several articles and has made numerous presentations at professional conferences. She is the co-editor of five books, Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School: An Anthology of Critical Works and Young, Triumphant, and Black: Overcoming the Tyranny of Segregated Minds in Desegregated Schools, Gumbo for the Souls: Liberating Memoirs and Stories to Inspire Females of Color, R.A.C.E. Mentoring through Social Media: Black and Hispanic Scholars Share Their Journey in the Academy, and Faculty of Color Navigating Higher Education. She is on the editorial board for Multiple Voices Journal and the Education and Urban Society Journal. She has also served as the guest co-editor for two editions of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning (ITJL), as well as the guest editor for the Illinois School Journal.

Michelle has reviewed for journals in such disciplines as gifted, special, and urban education. Professional development includes membership in professional organizations, including the National Association for Gifted Children, Council for Exceptional Children, and American Educational Research Association.

Dr. Frazier Trotman Scott is also the co-creator of an on-line, Facebook mentoring group called R.A.C.E. Mentoring, which was created by Dr. Frazier Trotman Scott and two of her colleagues to “…support, nurture, and advocate for Black and Hispanic doctoral students, junior/untenured faculty, and tenured faculty—too many of whom are under-represented in higher education.”

 

 

 

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Developmental Handicaps, Ohio State University,
  • M.A., Technology Education, Ohio State University,
  • Ph.D., Special, Gifted and Urban Education, Ohio State University,
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • SPED-6792 (Practicum I: Special Education) Section: E01
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8783 (Readings in Research) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E17

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E02
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 01
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 02
    • SPED-6791 (Practicum: Interrelated) Section: E01
    • SPED-6792 (Practicum I: Special Education) Section: E01
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: E02
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E01
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E02
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E02
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E02
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E03
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E26

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N01
    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N02
    • SPED-7782 (Direct Research Read Spec Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: N03
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N05
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N26

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N02
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: N01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N02

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: 02D
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: N02
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N03

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: 02D
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7766 (Dir Instr Method for Read/Math) Section: N01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N04

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: 04D Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • SPED-3751 (Practicum I) Section: 04 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 03
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: N03
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01 Download Syllabus [PDF]
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N03
  • Publication List

    Trotman Scott, M. (2016). About F.A.C.E.: Increasing the Identification of African American males with dual exceptionalities. Journal of African American Males in Education, 7(1), 98 – 117. [View Publication]

    Trotman Scott, M. & Moss-Bouldin, S. (2014). We need more drama: A comparison of Ford, Hurston, and Boykin’s African American characteristics and instructional strategies for the culturally different classroom. Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching an [View Publication]

    Trotman Scott, M. (2014). Resisting dark chocolate: A journey through racial identity and deficit thinking: A case study and solutions. Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 43 - 55. [View Publication]

    Trotman Scott, M. (2014). Using the Bloom-Banks matrix to develop multicultural differentiated instruction for gifted students. Gifted Child Today 37(3), 163 – 168. [View Publication]

    Ford, D., Trotman Scott, M., Moore, III., J., Amos, S. (2013). Gifted education and culturally different students: Examining prejudice and discrimination via microaggressions. Gifted Child Today, 36(3), 205 – 208. [View Publication]

    Ford, D., & Trotman Scott, M., (2010). Under-representation of African American students in gifted education: Nine theories and frameworks for information, understanding, and change. Gifted Education Press Quarterly, Fall, 2010, 24(3), 2-6.

    Trotman Scott, M. & Ford, D.Y. (in press). Preparing teachers to work with students with disabilities and gifts and talents. In A. Ball & C. Tyson (Eds.), Studying diversity in teacher education (199-215). Washington, DC: American Educational Research

  • Other Information

    Professional Interests

    My research interests include the achievement gap, special education over-representation, gifted education under-representation, creating culturally responsive classrooms, and increasing family involvement. I also enjoy coaching and providing feedback to teachers as well as teaching test taking and learning strategies to students.

    Personal Interests

    Relaxing Reading a good book Spending time with friends, family, and good people! Music Dancing Singing