Scott Manning, Ph.D. is Dean of Global Programs and Associate Professor of French at Susquehanna University. He is the founding director of the university’s Global Opportunities program, which started in 2009 and requires every student to complete a study away experience bookended by preparatory and reflective coursework on campus in order to graduate. The program was recognized with the IIE Andrew Heiskell award for campus internationalization in 2013.
Scott has presented on a wide variety of Education Abroad topics at NAFSA and Forum on Education Abroad conferences, the IFSA NAC conference, and the WISE conference among others. As a first-generation college student, Scott is particularly attuned to questions of access in study abroad. His written work revolves principally around these questions with a focus on the role of students’ strengths and prior experiences in their intercultural growth.
His holds a BA from Wichita State University and the MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He studied abroad in Strasbourg, France, and taught English in Marseilles, France. He taught French and Italian, with a focus on 19th and 20th century French literature, for more than 15 years prior to transitioning fully into international education. Now Scott teaches in the GO program and has led short-term study away programs in France, Italy, and New Zealand.