Dr. Michelle F. Trotman Scott
Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott, PhD, is a 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 Affairs. 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 six books, and 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.”