Scott is the Lead Instructor for the CGA GIS Institute. Scott has expertise in advanced applications of GIS and GIS training for academic research. He holds an MA and PhD in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has collaborated on interdisciplinary health, environmental, social science, and cognitive science research during his career. Scott is an Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, and most recently was the Associate Director of Spatial Structures for the Social Sciences at Brown University. While his collaborative research interests are broad his personal research program is focused on spatial cognition and applied GIS for health geography. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and GEOIDE, a National Centre of Excellence focused on GIS for decision making.